Neil Edwards

Writer

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  • LocationHorsforth, Leeds, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am a passionate and enthusiastic individual, with a broad background in many cultural and artistic fields, looking to develop my career as a writer & scriptwriter. I am dependable and sociable, and therefore able to work both independently and collaboratively. At Bournemouth & Farnham Film Schools I worked on many ground-breaking short films, many of which enjoyed festival successes around the world. I have written for theatre, radio and film, moving effortlessly from comedy & satire to drama. In addition to this I write short-stories, flash-fiction and reviews, drawing from my sharply developed worldview. I am keen to expand, not only my own views on what writing has the potential to achieve, but to help others find their own quintessentially unique voices

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Sports Correspondent

Catchupnews.org

Mar 2015
  • Taking up-to-the-minute sports headlines, I would rework them to appeal to the website's core readership (young, go-getting professionals from around the world) albeit with a heavily satirical slant. My articles can be found under the name Xantheterra.

2015

Lead Dramatist & Facilitator

Shooting Fish Theatre Company

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • From January 2014 to February 2015 I worked as the Lead Dramatist & Facilitator for Shooting Fish Theatre Co. in Lincoln, to devise and write the scripts for four new plays for stage with students from the CLIP Learning Foundry. The first two plays, Spanish for Beginners and Arabeska, opened at Trinity Arts Centre on July 2014, with Flutterby and Back Story following in February this year

2012

Lead Scriptwriter & Project Manager

The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-trent

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • In July 2012 I served as the Lead Scriptwriter & Co-Project Manager for the inaugural Bertarelli Creative Minds Festival at The Regent Theatre in Stoke. This required me to script six short (15min) playlets and four short (10min) film scripts for presentation during Festival Week, working alongside various schools and community groups, many of them quite challenging.

Education

2013

Writing for Stage Broadcast Media

Royal Central School of Speech Drama

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Writing

1996

BA(Hons) Film Video Studies

Surrey Institute of Art Design

Sep 1993 - Jun 1996
  • Film & Video

1992

National Diploma in Audio Visual Design

Bournemouth Poole College of Art Design

Aug 1990 - Jun 1992
  • Audio Visual Design / Film / Video / Radio

Awards

2006

Best Fringe Production - Nominee

  • My play,