Scottish person, bi, he/him, born in Edinburgh. Freelance writer since the 1990's, starting in genre magazines (SFX, Starburst, Official UK Star Wars Magazine, etc). 24 1/2 years producing official Star Wars material. Now working in videogames, as well as writing and directing film projects.
Family man, currently happily ensconced in Berwick-upon-Tweed - the town everyone passes through in the train and thinks "Oooh, that looks pretty. Must visit one day." It is pretty, and you should visit.
August to Sept. 2019 - 'The Captured Actor' documentary. Created in a very short time for the 2019 teaching conference of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
March 2019 - present - 'The Cliche' short film. Loony Monster Ltd. Director, co-writer.
Jan. 2008 to April 2020 - Star Wars partwork magazines. Continuo Creative. Writer, consultant, picture research, team management, liaised with LFL, etc. Won a Disney Publishing award for Product Innovation in 2016.
May 2016 to May 2018 - 'Being Good' short animation. Writer. Some VO co-direction. Won various festival awards.
July 2015 to July 2016 - 'Champions of Anteria' videogame. Blue Byte/Ubisoft. Sole writer, narrative designer.
June 2014 to May 2015 - 'Disney Infinity 3.0 - Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire' videogame. Studio Gobo. Sole writer, Star Wars consultant.
March 2009 to Dec. 2010 - 'Blue Toad Murder Files' comedy murder mystery videogame. Relentless Software. Sole writer. When released on iOS in April 2013, it was the #1 paid app in the UK within a week.
Feb. 2010 to March 2010 - 'Driver: San Francisco' videogame. Ubisoft/Reflections. One of a number of writing teams producing barks.
Feb 2009 to present - 'Dark Harvest: The Legacy of Frankenstein' RPG/transmedia project. Creator, IP manager, lead writer of a project that is a unique take on the Frankenstein story. Award-winning tabletop RPG, 2nd Edition of which in development. Film version in discussion.
June 2006 to Aug. 2008 - 'Wheelman' videogame. Midway Studios Newcastle. Writer. Involved with voice casting. Directed and co-directed much of the UK side of the VO.
Oct. 1999 - 'Billy Budd, Sailor' film script. Carmel Productions. Adaptation for stuntman and director Peter Diamond. Rights reverted back to me in 2004.
1998 to 2005 - Star Wars partwork magazines. Warrender Grant. Lead writer.
Other clients include - Square Enix, Natural Motion, Squid In A Box, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Titan Magazines.
Animation, Comedy, Film, Short story, Videogames