Born in London to a musical family, Lyn Ferrand founded Turning Point Theatre Company in 1989. In 2000 she co-founded Buzzword Interactive Films. She wrote and directed for both companies and produced award winning theatre and film for training and to raise awareness of health and social issues. Working in association with a variety of voluntary and statutory agencies, over a period of 14 years, clients included The Crown Prosecution Service, The Devon and Cornwall Police, Lancashire County Council, the Scottish Mental Health Association, Rethink UK and Carers UK. Her film The Lost Child won the National Training Award in 2005.
Lyn is now writing novels, has four grown-up children and lives in the West Country. Her fifth book has just been published by www.feedaread.com In 2017 Lyn set up Turnaround Films to continue where Buzzword left off. She is currently working on a screenplay adapted from her book Rural Cut. Website: www.lynferrand.com
Published 5 novels: Pretending (2011) Rural Cut (2014) and The Man Who Thought He Was Happy(2015). Jonty's Win (2018) Being Brave (20210
Wrote, directed and produced four commissioned film dramas for training:
The Lost Child commissioned by Lancashire County Council
Nice People and Keeping Milly Happy commissioned by Devon County Council
Take Care commissioned by Sandwell Social Services
All films run 28 mins and are still used in the UK and in Australia as training for police, social services, NSPCC etc.
Founder and director of Buzzword Films and Turning Point Theatre. 2017 Founder and Director of Turnaround Films - 2020.
Books, Film, Theatre
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