Welcome to the Nancy Paton website! I’m so thrilled to be able to share my experiences as a screenwriter, producer, director and writer! It’s here that I will unpack the mysteries of writing, developing screenplays, and film and TV tips from both a Director/Producer’s point of view and how to work with your film crew as an actor. As a result of my travels, being a mother of three and my deep experiences of living in the Middle East, I realized that there were so many stories and unique perspectives that had never been shared with the world and founded Desert Rose Films to help tell those stories and cultivate the talent of tomorrow – whether it’s in front of or behind the camera.
Mentorship is a huge part of what I do and I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best in the industry, helping people find their voice and be heard, whether that’s through writing or the medium of film – especially women and future generations forging their own path in today’s ever changing environment. So without further ado, let’s dive in!
I’ve been writing for years both for the screen and publications and learned a great deal along the way. I want to share not only excerpts of my own previous works, but also some of the writing I’m currently working on and encourage you to engage and comment – new perspectives are always welcome! I’d also love to see what you’re working on, so share away! I’ll also be sharing some of the great books I’m reading that serve as a daily source of inspiration. Read on…!
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Nancy Paton is an award winning Polish-Australian screenwriter, director, producer and writer with nearly three-decades experience in the film, TV and writing industry. She has attended both the Atlantic Theatre Acting School and submitted screenplays to The Writers Place in New York City, making her equally at home in front of or behind the camera. Having traveled extensively from a young age and since making her home in the Middle East, Nancy has made it her life’s mission to tell the stories of the marginalized, cultivating up and coming talent, and giving the world insight into previously unknown cultures through a multitude of mediums. Nancy is also the founder of Desert Rose Films and currently pursuing her Masters at Harvard University and writing a novel, which she hopes to bring to the big screen upon publication.