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“I wasn't surprised, when I read Roger's own writing, to find it unusually good.  Elegant and observant, sharp yet warm. Roger continues to be the person I turn to if I need to talk about writing, and the person I show work to when I need an impartial, smart, friendly nudge in the right direction. 

 

He's a rare mix. A very good writer who can help other writers write better.”

 

Amelia Bullmore, writer - Mammals, Di and Viv and RoseScott & Bailey, Traces

 

 

Current

 

I have recently completed a novel - The Lightman System - and I'm working on a new book.

I’ve written the scripts for the four short films I have directed:

 

Elsewhere, an adaptation of my own short story Awaydays.  The storywas shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and the film screened at the London Short Film Festival.

 

I directed my scripts Circadia and The Weather In The House for LAMDA's department of Screen and Audio Performance.

 

I’ve written the original book and lyrics for a musical of Carnival of the Animals.  This ran at London’s Riverside Studios, where it was received with enthusiasm.  

I’ve written three feature scripts, Navigation, Escapement and the feature version of Circadia.  I’m working on the next.

 

LAMDA

 

LAMDA’s Department of Screen & Audio Performance commissions short films.  The purpose is to showcase the screen talents of their graduating actors.

I’ve written eight of these scripts for LAMDA.

 

A selection of the films can be seen on their own page.

 

More

 

My short story Two Encounters, which has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (read beautifully by Paul Higgins) is reproduced here.