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Nicholl & AustinFF Semi-Finalist. Winner Stage 32 New Blood Competition. Selected for Black List/AthenaFF NYC Lab. Navy Veteran. Was a photographer when you
still needed a red bulb... I'm not negative about it though. :-)
My earliest ambitions were to be a cinematographer and travel. Initially training as a photographer, I later joined the Navy rising from the lowest Rank to Officer. Now a screenwriter, I’m a cinematographer of words that create images. Amongst other successes, I’m an Academy Nicholl and Austin FF Semifinalist, Slamdance Quarterfinalist, Winner of the Stage 32 New Blood Competition, was selected for a a BBC Screenwriting Masterclass and a Creative Skillset/BFI/London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus.
I was also one of four writers from around the world selected to take part in an Athena Film Festival/ Black List Mini-Lab in New York in Spring 2016, where I received training with four US Industry mentors, and one of six writers selected for TV Crime Series Writers Room training with Barbara Machin this year.
I’m comfortable with writing for and diversity of character and in most genres, but am mostly drawn towards strong, believable females faced with tough choices, especially in Thriller and Action stories. I also act as a Military Adviser and Liaison for film and television production companies and executives.
I’ve produced two short films from my Create50 'The Impact' winning screenplays and I’m in pre-production with another short film I’ve written. I've also written prose short stories, one of which was selected as a 'Twisted's Evil Little Sister' winner set for publication later this year.
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