I love storytelling and the power of words. Outside of my role as Editor and Copywriter at the BFI I write about film and TV and have filed for Disney, SciFiNow, The Quietus, WOW 247, IGN, FilmJuice and Little White Lies. I also provide script reports for companies such as Studiocanal, the BBC and Green Door Pictures. Previously, as co-director of Midnight Movies, I programmed cult film nights with guests including John Landis, Dario Argento and Edgar Wright, and produced and presented a podcast. I'm available to cover interviews, set visits, reviews, features, or provide script coverage. I'm also on the lookout for new opportunities and adventures.Locked Pro Plan feature
I edit, lay out and proof the monthly 70-page Guide booklet (35k circulation) and create the digital page-turner. I also provide copy for marketing materials, web and BFI social media (achieving some of the best metrics). I led the refresh of the Guide design and created a style guide. Leading editorial meetings, managing a demanding production schedule and working effectively with 30+ colleagues are crucial to this role.
I worked predominantly on EastEnders and Casualty. I read scripts, highlighted key scenes, created a shot list and booked the photographers. I then edited, retouched, uploaded and captioned the publicity images. I had to be fluent in editorial compliance, highly organised and able to work directly with talent. I also completed a two-week placement within the BBC in-house drama department where I worked on titles such as Luther, In The Flesh and The Musketeers, and pitched content and promo ideas and read scripts.
I pitched, developed, delivered and evaluated key brand and film campaigns for clients including E4, Picturehouse, Volkswagen and ITV. These included setting up a Downton Abbey press launch at Highclere Castle, and large-scale film events with special guests, live music and exhibitions.
I ran film and TV events from red-carpet premieres to product launches, and line-managed the Events Assistant. I was also the editor of the 68-page magazine.