I am a freelance screenwriter & filmmaker. I’m currently developing a feature script set in the near future in which my feature script is produced and becomes a cult classic, cited alongside such greats as The Graduate, Thelma and Louise, and The Apartment.
In 2013 I set up Carousel Films with co-director and cinematographer Amit Lennon and have written, produced & co-directed several short films. As a small independent team our films have grown in size and ambition, from Glumtree, which won Pick of the Bunch on Virgin Shorts 2013, to I’ll Murder You, which was a finalist at the London’s Southbank’s Love Poetry Film Festival screening 2014, to our latest, Interface, an intriguing sci-fi short that premiered at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival New York, this year.
Previously, a short I wrote, English Goodbye, won ‘Special Jury Prize’ at Turin FF, and was also screened at Berlin Film Festival and Vancouver, in 2001.
I have taught classes directing actors at Derby University Film Dept, and actors’ workshops for the BFI and various schools and colleges. I’ve had several rehearsed readings of my scripts including The Waiting Game, a tv drama pilot, which played to an industry audience at The Unicorn Theatre London, 2012.
I grew up in Cambridgeshire, then a love of photography lured me to Derby University where I gained a Degree in Film & Photography. I then lived in Bristol, taught English in Naples, and then returned to the UK where I gained an M.A Screenwriting at the University of the Arts. I now live in London with my partner and son.
Issues I am fired up about at the moment in my writing are, A.I. and it’s increasing presence in everyday life, the growth of the ageing population and how they are perceived in society, and parents clinging to the notion of youth.
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