Margaret Milner Schmueck, a film producer in the UK, from Split Second Films, is judging the Page Turner 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding new screenplays to option and produce.
Margaret is from Cork in Ireland where she still has strong ties and now lives in Northamptonshire in the UK with her young family, husband and cats. Margaret produces animation, short and feature films under her production company Split Second Films which she founded and is particularly drawn to strong character-driven stories. She has also produced digital builds for the likes of the BBC and advertising agencies, and essentially loves to be working in anything experiential or immersive.
Her films have played at numerous film festivals, winning many awards across technical as well as audience categories.
Margaret enjoys working with filmmakers and writers and regards the development process as important as the end result – the means is the end !! Her experience of working as a creative producer and earlier formative years working as a script reader means she has a strong nose for the truth at the heart of the material.
Margaret looks for scripts she can champion and produce into films following her career break as a result of family reasons.
I look for stories that are compelling through characters and storytelling and that can lift and transport an audience.