and welcome to the website of writer and director Mel Piper

atticocean.com is born out of the desire and the necessity to tell a different kind of story. To write, direct and produce films and publish stories with a fresh and magic realist perspective. I am Mel Piper and I am a creator of films and digital content.


As a digital storyteller I write and publish Attic Ocean Stories. You can read them for free and donate a small amount if you ❤ to support my work. Last but not least I am also busy working as a copywriter and a ghostwriter for a variety of German-language and English-language clients.


Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, inquiries or if you would just like to say hi!

fiction films and series

Film director Mel Piper · Photo: SHADOW PLAYERS (2021) with Amy Molloy · All rights reserved

My latest fantasy short film SHADOW PLAYERS is nominated for Best Short Film at Wales International Film Festival 2021! The European indie short has also been selected for Cinefantasy Brazil, Pigeon International Film Festival Iceland, Huhtamo International Film Festival Finland and Cannes Short Film Corner.


As a filmmaker I continue to bring together European talent in front of and behind the camera. I am currently working on the development of my debut feature and a series project. For these productions I am looking for partners.

attic ocean stories

Attic Ocean Stories is the blog by Mel Piper

There are magical creatures roaming our lives. Some are sleazy and vengeful, others are kind and small. They turn our view of the world upside down. They bicker and cuddle, demand our attention and take care of us when we're feeling blue. Wondering where to get you next dose of fantastical fiction?


Welcome to Attic Ocean Stories. I am always churning out new word assemblies for you to enjoy in both English and German language. Some might call them a blog. I prefer to call them a circus.

drama and genre screenplays

Screenwriter Mel Piper · Concept art by Stijn Windig

Screenwriting is the heart and soul of everything I do. My screenplays follow unconventional female protagonists on their journey. Scripts are likely to feature ecological themes, creatures and music. Characters are both delightful and twisted. Courageous introverts who overcome their obstacles and who are never just good or evil.


I write scripts for my own directing ventures, on spec and on request. If you a producer, agent, manager, distributor or investor and you are looking for European genre and drama potentially including creatures, romance and musical intervals contact me.

german-language and english-language copy

As a senior linguist I write copy in both German and English. My clients include Fit Reisen, homify, Global Texter and Adfinis. My speciality topics are travel, culture, health & wellness, architecture and design. I write blog entries, SEO articles, descriptions and press releases.


If you are interested in my services as a copywriter or a ghostwriter and would like to request a quote, please do not hesitate to contact me.