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Current:

 

 

Film :

  • The Weather In The House (writer/director): Short film for LAMDA Screen and Audio Dept.

  • Circadia (writer/director): Short film for LAMDA Screen and Audio Dept.  

  • Films for two tracks for Grasscut's current album Everyone Was A Bird

  • Elsewhere (writer/director) : Short film.  Stars Claire Skinner, Jonathan Cullen; funded by Creative England/BFI 

  • Grand Union (writer/director): Short film.  Selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014; screened at Curzon Bloomsbury 2015

  • Sunday : (writer/director): Short film.  Screened at London Short Film Festival; Berlin 'britspotting' Festival; Side Cinema, Newcastle; Renoir Cinema, London and Ecrans Brittaniques festival in Nîmes (2013)

 

 

Writing :

 

 

  • A Viewfinder; Untenanted; The Sun Stands Still; Lost Village; Hide; Green River Bend : short screenplays for LAMDA film and audio unit

  • Old England : feature screenplay (development)

  • Navigation : feature screenplay (development)

  • Escapement : feature screenplay (development)

  • Circadia : feature screenplay (development)

  • A Free Man : feature screenplay (co-writer with NG Bristow, development)

  • Middlemarch : script for stage version of the novel by George Eliot (development)

  • Gladiator : book and lyrics for musical, based on the DreamWorks film (development)

  • Notice : a novel

  • The Lightman System : a novel (current)

  • Carnival of the Animals : original book and lyrics for musical, based on the suite by Camille Saint-Saëns - staged at Riverside Studios July 2013, now in further development

Script Work :

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Contributor to iFeatures Lab 2019

 

Seminar leader for script workshop in Romania 2019 (forthcoming)

  • Script editor: current feature project Surviving Earth by Thea Gajic (p. Aleksandra Bilic)

  • Script editor: current feature project by film-maker Henrique Goldman

  • Script editor : series project by writer Amelia Bullmore (Sid Gentle Films)

  • Script editor : feature project by film-maker Chris Andrews (developed through Creative England/BFI)

  • Script editor : feature project by film-maker Prodromos Papadopoulos

  • Script editor: feature project by film-maker Roz Owen

 

            *(2000-2001 Head of Drama Development, TalkBack Productions, London;

            *1994-2000 Script Editor, BBC TV Independents Commissioning Department)

Teaching :

  • Visiting Tutor for the Screenwriting MA at the London Film School, London (since the inception of the course)

  • Visiting Tutor for LFS Film-making MA course 

  • Visiting Tutor for Drama Centre/Central St Martin's Directors' Course & MA Dramatic Writing

  • 2014: Visiting Tutor on Film-making MA, E15 School, University of Essex

  •  Course leader on evening course at LFS: How Long Is A Short?  

 

 

Earlier:

 

Writing :

 

  • Strange Little Me : Script for stage play, co-written with Amelia Bullmore

  • TV projects in development included Zen and Rumpole (Carnival Films)

  • Two Encounters : Story, broadcast on BBC Radio 4

 

 

Script Doctoring:

 

  • Coup! : original screenplay by John Fortune; directed by Simon Cellan Jones (BBC)

  • The Lavender List : original screenplay by Francis Wheen; directed by Colin Barr (BBC)

 

 

Opera :

 

 

Stage Director for annual Accademia d’Amore workshop in Early / Baroque opera

 

(Bremen/Seattle 2000 - 2012)

 

  • L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi : Stage Director (Vancouver Festival, 2003)

  • L'Orfeo by Monteverdi : Stage Director (Vancouver Festival, 2000)

 

Songs of Welcome and Farewell : Language-coach for an album of songs by Henry Purcell played and conducted by Stephen Stubbs for his ensemble 'Tragicomedia'.

 

Script Editing :

 

 

Head of Drama Development, TalkBack Productions, London

 

Script Editor, BBC TV Independents Commissioning Department

 

 

Acting :

 

 

12 years' experience, mainly in theatre.  Rôles included -

 

 

Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare) with English Touring Theatre

 

Puck (The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell) at the Lisbon Coliseum

 

Horatio (Hamlet by William Shakespeare) with English Touring Theatre

 

Lucio (Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare) with Royal Shakespeare Company

 

Silvius (As You Like It by William Shakespeare) with Royal Shakespeare Company