About Us

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I'm a Scottish-based screenwriter who writes original, female-led, character-driven stories with punch! After years of stealing time to write in between a stack of eclectic bread and butter jobs, and raising my two children, I founded Shuga Koated to focus on developing female-led content for TV and film full time. I'm currently developing several ideas for television as well as a first feature and am also keen to collaborate with other like-minded Creatives.


I've received industry funding and support from All3media, Screen Scotland, NFTS Scotland, was awarded the SHED scholarship for my MATV Fiction Writing and was selected for the EIFF Talent Lab.  


My recent TV pilot scripts S.O.L.O. and Surviving Frank are recommended by Peter Ansorge (ExCH4 Head of Drama) as being of "genuine excellence and originality", and earlier script work secured places on prestigious writing schemes Movie Makers, Opening Shot, and TAPS

See more of my filmography and experience on the Projects page and Click here for links to IMDB and LinkedIn 

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Company Director: Linda Campbell


Shuga Koated is a young production company that aims to create stories set in Scotland with commercial appeal and resonance for TV and Film audiences at home, and abroad. 


PROJECTS - Short Film - Theatre - Workshops 

Short Film

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Zone Out

Sharon's journey leads her into new territory.

Short film - Epilepsy - Awareness - Mental Health

Inspired by Scottish Artist Sharon Thomas. Writer: Linda Campbell Dir: Thomas Hetherton Producers: Linda Campbell, Karen O'Hare. Best Film International Epilepsy Day. 2019 Click here to watch.

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Sewing Solutions

A novel way to mend a problem.

Short film - period drama - domestic violence - male abuse - mental health Best Film at WOFFF 2015

Writer: Leila Frondigoun Director: Marc Beidul 

Producers: Linda Campbell, Neil Meffan

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A Shot in the Dark

They all had a motive...

Short film - period drama - murder mystery - patriarchy

Best Cinematography and Best Costume 48 hour film challenge 2012

Dir | Producer: Linda Campbell. Writers: Katie White, Cheryl Belcourt. 


Dream On

If only Gemma could make the first move...

Short film - a dark comedy - shyness - fantasy 2013

Writer | Dir | Producer: Linda Campbell. 

Virgin Media Short Film Comp. 

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Your Number's Up 

It's all in the detail

Short film - fiction - comedy drama 2011 Writer: Andrew Niven Dir: Colin Ross Smith Producers: Linda Campbell, Andy Cassels BEST FILM New York Short Film Festival. Best Script JOINT Winner WCA!

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Cloud 9 

What does it take to earn your wings...

Short film - fiction - fantasy - comedy-drama 2011

Writer: Mark Loftus Dir: Charlie Francis Producers: Linda Campbell, Andy Cassels Best Script JOINT Winner WCA!  



'Mrs. Lees and her Ladies' 

Up against age, authority

& each other!

A bittersweet play inspired by a true story. 2013

Writer | Producer Linda Campbell Dir: Una McDade.

Emily Lees: Liz McFarlane-Davies.

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Shuga Koated produced a 60" single

film based on the play 'Mrs. Lees and

her Ladies' to tour Care Homes.

Writer | Producer: Linda Campbell 

Dir: Stuart Cadenhead, 

Emily Lees: Liz McFarlane-Davies.

Click here for FILM TRAILER


'Nothing Personal'

Your home - their work!

A bittersweet play inspired by a

true story. 2014

Writer | Producer Linda Campbell

Dir: Martin Haddow.

Emily Lees: Liz McFarlane-Davies. 



The theatrical plays were developed into a Sitcom Pilot script Keeping Mum.

PRESS REVIEWS  Mrs Lees and her Ladies | Nothing Personal


"Too good a concept NOT to be shown more widely", 

"Warm, well-written characters we can all identify with."

"Far too few roles showing older women as anything other than senile, a notion Mrs Lees knocks on its backside."

"Writer Linda Campbell should be rightly proud of this seminal piece!' 

"This could only have been written by someone with a much loved, respected older relative."


https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/review-nothing-personal-delivers-warm-4452123  VIVIENNE AITKEN, DAILY RECORD



https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/review-nothing-personal-delivers-warm-4452123  ANDREA O'NEILL, EAST KILBRIDE NEWS

http://www.mixcloud.com/garethkvile/nothing-personal/ (Clip halfway in)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jmc4t  JANICE FORSYTH, CULTURE CLUB STUDIO Radio Interview (Clips at 1:12-1:19 & 1:23-1:32)


WCA! Write Camera Action! 

WCA! were Writer-led workshops uniting Writers with Directors, Actors and Audience in monthly script development workshops in the heart of Glasgow, and with outreach across Scotland. They included Script Feedback, Networking, Resources, Competitions, Screening Nights, Short Film Production, Industry Guests and an annual WCA! Screening & Awards night.

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WCA! Screening & Awards Night 2011

WCA! June 2007 - Jan 2013

Linda Campbell founded and managed the workshops with generous venue support from GMACFilm, the CCA (Centre of Contemporary Arts) and Cineworld Cinema, Glasgow. She thanks them and the local businesses and charities and many volunteers who assisted at and supported the many workshops, productions & events.

WCA! Write Camera Action! BBC Scotland 2011

WCA! Screening & Awards Night 2012

WCA! Aye, fond memories...