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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Director - Creative Writer

Projects

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About me

Focused, driven and cine-literate writer/director who enjoys working primarily in narrative fiction but also has experience in the promotional, corporate and music video fields. Having started the company Apple Park Films I began development of my first feature film 'Little Pieces’, which was completed in early 2015. Little Pieces garnered critical acclaim and awards including being nominated for best drama at the UK National Film Awards. I wrote and directed the piece. My latest piece Emotional Motor Unit is hitting the festival circuit and has garnered exceptionally positive reviews. It has won best actor, best actress and best director at the IndieWise Virtual Film Festival, and Best Science Fiction Film at the Golden Gate International Film Festival. It has been a semi-finalist in many other festival placements and has been nominated for more awards than listed. My writing and directing interests are focused in both the thriller and drama genres and my work has been praised for its authentic dialogue and understanding of genre conventions.

Skills

  • Basic Screenwriting
  • Directing Screenwriting
  • Directing Actors
  • Screenplay Writer
  • Film Directing
  • Directing Film
  • Screenplay
  • Script Consulting

Work history

Currently

Writer/Director

Vault Films

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer/Director - The Farm - Horror feature film currently in development with Vault Films producer Alex Hurle.

Currently

Screenwriter

SHY Films

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Lost Seoul - Feature film adaptation of a true story commissioned by Shy Films Producer Harry Haroon.

2016

Director

Apple Park Films

Dec 2015 - Sep 2016
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director of award winning short film Emotional Motor Unit.

2014

Director

Apple Park Films

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Director of music video Silhouettes, by A Brilliant Life.

2015

Writer/Director

Apple Park Films

Sep 2012 - Apr 2015
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer/Director of award winning feature film Little Pieces.

2012

Writer/Director

Apple Park Films

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writer/Director of short film The House Near Apple Park.

Education

2008

PGCE in Post-compulsory Education

University of Portsmouth

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Fully qualified teacher at post-16 level. Experience includes teaching BTECS, National Diplomas and Higher National Diplomas.

2007

BA(Hons) Film Television Studies 2:1

University of Portsmouth

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Completed degree course with a 2:1. Modules Included: Animation Studies, Comedy, Culture and Form, East Asian Cinema Studies, Science Fiction Cinema, American Independent Cinema, and Cinema and Memory. Dissertation was an analysis of the debates surrounding censorship and moral panics in the public sphere of film and print media.

Awards

2016

Best Director

IndieWise VFF

  • Best Director for short film Emotional Motor Unit.

2016

Best Sci-Fi Film

Golden Gate International Film Festival

  • Best Sci-Fi Film for Emotional Motor Unit.

2016

National Film Award - Best Drama

National Film Awards

  • Nominated for Best Drama at the UK National Film Awards 2016. Little Pieces was nominated alongside films such as: The Danish Girl, Macbeth, 45 Years and Youth.

2015

Best Independent Film

Dorking Film Festival

  • Best Independent Film for feature film Little Pieces.