Lee Francis worked for several years in the world of film, TV and advertising as a script reader and assistant director on major productions such as Harry Potter, The Woman In Black and Spooks. Lee has written several feature film, TV series and short film screenplays: Those Glassy Eyes, Crash & Burn, Nikolas- with many more in the pipeline. His feature film screenplay Nikolas got into the top 20% of submissions to the prestigious Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship and was also developed by a British production company. Those Glassy Eyes is a Winner of 13Horror.com’s 2018 short horror screenplay and was also developed by Rankin’s Collabor8te short film scheme. Lee is now set to produce and direct Those Glassy Eyes himself in the not too distant future.
The crime thriller TV series Streamers (co-written with Simon Scarrow) was also optioned. After 2 years of no progress, this became the novel Playing With Death. Written with his former lecturer Simon Scarrow, it is Lee’s first novel. It is a gripping serial killer thriller with modern technological twists and a sequel is currently underway. It is published 2017 in the UK by Headline and internationally around the world, from Italy to New Zealand. Lee has also produced and directed the tense prequel app Catch A Killer in which the reader must seduce a serial killer via messaging. The game is available to play for free on the app stores.
Lee has a BA (Hons) First Class in Film Studies and an MSc First Class in Marketing. He enjoys keeping fit, gaming and listening to cheesy techno. He has travelled the USA, New Zealand, China and Europe.
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