Nuala O’Sullivan Writer and WOFFF Festival founder

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Nuala O’Sullivan is the founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival – a celebration of older women in front of and behind the camera. 

At the BBC World Service she created, wrote and produced the interactive, online soap opera, The Flatmates, for English language learners. Nuala is the author of Teaching English in South-East Asia and English Grammar Workbook for Dummies. She has written plays for theatre and has been a series writer for the BBC Radio 4 drama Brief Lives. She is a contributing author to the upcoming book  Falling off a Cliff? Women, Ageing and the Screen Industries (Spring 2023). 

In 2014 she wrote and produced a short film, Microscope, and it was her experience of submitting this short to film festivals and attending festivals that brought home to her how underrepresented older women were on both sides of the camera. She set up Women Over 50 Film Festival as a positive and practical response to this lack of visibility  so that older women in film would have a platform dedicated to them and their work.