Cassie Jauffret-Lenzi

Cassie won the 2018 Sitcom Mission with her brilliant black comedy script, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, which is now in development with Fudge Park Productions. An experienced copywriter in the frantic world of advertising by day and secret screenwriter in her spare time (including lunchbreaks), Cassie is a born and bred Londoner with two degrees (Literature & Languages) to her name from the illustrious Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh.

Thematically, Cassie’s fascinated by the awkwardness in some people’s relationships. She likes to push difficult boundaries with her writing, making the audience feel that little bit uncomfortable. Cassie firmly believes there is comedy in everything if you just look for it… and she likes looking for it.

Cassie’s new comedy TV series projects include GOING LOCAL, where a community action team in a socially deprived part of London struggles to take action in teh community, and ANTI-CLIMAX, wherein a man-child is shocked to discover that he has a teenaged daughter, result of a student sperm donation.

Cassie fell hard for comedy whilst “growing up”, watching classic British comedy shows like I’m Alan Partridge, Big Train and The Office. Today, her writing and comedy influences include Julia Davis, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ricky Gervais.When she’s not writing, Cassie is a frequent reader at Cringe Night, an event where people read to an audience from their embarrassing teenage diaries.