Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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WRITERS: Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith won a Bafta shortly after being selected for Stars of Tomorrow: a television craft award for breakthrough talent for their gripping Channel 4 drama Run, which they co-wrote (they are in the throes of writing a second series).

Both aged 33, they are also writing a "futuristic gladiator" feature for Vertigo called Gods Of War, which everyone involved with is very excited and hush-hush about.

Childhood friends who hail from south London, Fajemisin-Duncan and Smith are, they admit, in a "great place" right now.

They are writing a three-part BBC series called The Gospel According To Cane, adapted from Courttia Newland's book. They are also talking to Film4 about a feature.

And they deserve it all, having pooled their resources with director John Pearson to finance and shoot Run as a proposed internet drama before it was picked up elsewhere. …

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