karen sq

A writer, director, musician, fencer, allotment gardener and native of Enfield. Originally trained at the Royal Academy of Music, more recently Karen graduated from London Film School with an MA in Screenwriting after being inspired to start writing by her experiences in the music industry. Her directing debut came in 2016 with her award-winning short film Rachel, and she’s delighted that Approval Needed will give her an opportunity to showcase her local area.


Approval Needed is a tender, short comedy-drama about a traffic warden, a self-checkout machine and the need for love, tolerance and kindness in these troubled times. The script for Approval Needed was the Audience Award winner at this year’s IMDB Script to Screen Awards, and Karen’s novel novel based in the world of opera, When The Fat Lady Thins, is available on Amazon.