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Here's a little bit about me. My name is Nikhil, I'm currently based in London and I've been writing for as long as I can remember, mostly poetry, short stories, and attempted novels in the Spiritual Fantasy genre. I just never thought of writing as a career before, and ventured down the "well-worn" path instead. In spite of this, I was lucky enough to get one of my first novels published in 2011 by a small US-based house, which eventually closed down (not so encouraging). Two years ago I decided to drop out of a Masters at the London School of Economics and have a serious go at writing to see if I could make a living off it. It was and still is the scariest thing ever! But I love to write and that is what keeps me going. I have been freelancing as a ghostwriter (with ups and downs) and it was during a gig that I was acquainted with screenwriting, when an Arizona-based production company asked me to write a short-film script for the short film "To Play with God." I didn't know anything about how to write a screenplay, but I learned by doing and I absolutely fell in love with it. I am now finishing a Screenwriting Course with the New York Film Academy (Online) and I feel more confident with the craft. Currently, I am looking for opportunities: competitions, fellowships, jobs, anything that can get me closer to professional screenwriting (and not dying on a sidewalk with a pen in my hand!). I am currently working on a few personal scripts "on spec," but I am really trying to find a stable job as well and I would love it if it could be something in the industry that will help me to learn (whatever it takes).
Genre: Spiritual Fiction. Self-discovery. Transcendence. Due for publication in 2016.
Screenplay based on the book Do Nothing! The Memoirs of Frans Merkx, aka FX
All length guided meditation scripts for world renowned YouTuber Jason Stephenson
Post-production assistance. Roles included: TV Spot/Trailer Scripting, Clearcast, Entertainment Copywriting, Stock footage/image procurement for Graphics, ad hoc production and runner activities.
toryline: Against the odds. Rags to riches. Fight against the system. Published by Austin Macauley (2016)
Storyline: An alcoholic on his way to recovery. She's his last hope. Ready for publication.
Genre: Futuristic. Social-media dependent. Sci-Fi. Published in Ezine.
Short film entitled To Play With God. Genre: Spiritual. Adventure.
Preparation. How-to Project. Experiences. Published online.
• Program administrative and financial management. • Public Relations and Communications. Spokesperson. • Event planning and management. Community Organisation.
• Technical and personal assistance in the development of political strategy to approach the Youth. • Research and Data Analysis. Public Relations and Communications. Networking. Mass mobilization. • Event planning, coordination of meetings, galas and conferences at national level. • Travel arrangements, reporting, minute taking, correspondence and social media management.
Genre: Cross-Cultural Satire. Published October 2011. Over 5000 copies sold. #23 in Comedy Fiction (Amazon) in 2012.
• Administrative and financial assistance to the Career’s Guidance Department. • Client relations management. • Researching university profiles, potential career paths and degrees. • Organisation of academic conferences, presentations at University fairs and exhibitions. • Assistance to the Marketing Department to develop strategy in widening client base.
Online Screenwriting Course
Year 1 Successfully Completed
Upper Second Class Honours
International Award for contribution to the arts Lohana Community