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Bruce Purnell


Bruce Purnell is a 2014 NYFA graduate from the MFA Screenwriting program. He is a screenwriter with credits as a producer and assistant director. He served as NYFA’s Screenwriting Department Coordinator and his most recent work includes the film, Boxing Day (2021), for which he co-wrote.

The film follows the story of Melvin, a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa, to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind. The movie was inspired by the film’s co-writer, director, and star, Aml Ameen.

Program Studied at NYFA: Screenwriting
Program Type: MFA
Year Attended/Graduated: 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Credits: Moments in the Grey, Boxing Day, One Heart, The Scrappers, Learning to Share

NYFA MFA Screenwriting Bruce Purnell

Boxing Day (2021)


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