I am a writer from a copywriting background creating communications across all media but particularly corporate film scripts. I've also published short stories, film related articles (The Spread online ongoing) and joke books.
After winning several script awards and getting options for short and feature scripts, I started directing my own scripts as well. This has resulted in 13 shorts since 2010, including two corporate films, a documentary and a drama museum installation. The remaining dramas for Hurcheon Films have been selected for international film festivals, nominated for multiple awards from different festivals, with "Ace" receiving Best Direction and Best Photography from one and Best Short from another. Since February 2016, I've completed an award-winning documentary, a lyrical non-narrative microfilm about wind and weather, an award-winning supernatural short shot in the film noir style, and a poetry film for the Directors UK Alexa Challenge as one of six winners.
Currently working on test commercials and micro shorts whilst developing longer form film and theatre work, and collaborating on a kids' sitcom. I've just finished a 2 minute film for the Visible Poetry Project in the USA (streaming April 2018) and will make a dark comedic short later in 2018.
I've developed one of my shorts into a one-woman theatre piece which was on a London fringe stage in February 2016. This is now developed as a feature script. .
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Home to the Hangers (2017) a short about WW1 poet Edward Thomas finding healing in his familiar haunts on the Hampshire hills or hangers as they're called. Writer, producer, director. Co-Winner of the Directors UK Alexa Challenge. Hurcheon Films. Completed April 2017.
The Penny Dropped (2016) supernatural drama short film. Winner: Award of Merit (One Reeler Film Festival USA 2017), Best Sound Designer (Southampton International Film Festival 2017)
Spring on the Strand (2016) a microshort visual poem about spring, wind and weather. Wrote, directed and filmed. Selected by four North American smart phone film festivals in 2017, nominated for three awards, selected for festivals in Netherlands and Italy in 2018.
A Small Dot On The Western Front (2016)- a 75-minute one-woman theatre piece as writer, director and producer presented 10-13 February 2016 at the Vauxhall Tea House Theatre, London. (Hurcheon Ltd)
Writing the Peace (2016) - short documentary as director and producer. I wrote a version of the script as director. (Hurcheon Films) Winner Best Documentary 2017 (Dorking Film Festival) and selected for the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival 2017.
A Small Dot On The Western Front (2014) - short film. Writer, director, co-producer. (Hurcheon Films).
The Spread (ongoing) writer for online film magazine
John Keaton (2014) - short story in ebook The clock struck war (Mardibooks) Writer. Publication was the prize for a short story competition.
Ace (2013) - short film. Writer, director, co-producer (Hurcheon Films). Winner: Best Short in the London Rolling Film Festival (October 2016) and five other awards
The state of the nation (2013) - corporate film (schmick.tv) writer, director
London. The city in balance (2013) - corporate film (schmick.tv) writer, director
Stranger Danger (2012) - short film. Writer, director, co-producer (Hurcheon Films), three award nominations.
The view from the window (2012) - short film. Writer, director (Hurcheon Films) 5 award nominations
The Flask (2011) - short film/museum installation (ASC) Writer, director
Feet (2010) - short film. Writer, director, exec producer (Hurcheon Films) Multiple award nominations
Ninja Warrior (2007-8) - writer of 'as live' commentary. 89 x 23 minute episodes (Pintsize Pictures/Challenge TV)
If men really ruled the world (1999) Humour book as Vincent Furnier for West 1 Publishing
If women really ruled the world (1999) Humour book for West 1 Publishing
Articles for Rugby World (own column 1988-96) and other specialist rugby publications including the Rothmans Rugby Year Book, First XV and Rugby News.