I’m an experienced scriptwriter, director, script editor and script consultant. This website contains details of available and completed scripts, along with projects and information about articles and publications.
Hailing from God’s County (Yorkshire) in England, I completed my BA in English and Drama at York University. As an actor and filmmaker, I’ve been in the entertainment industry for over thirty-five years. I’ve written and directed many films from shorts, documentaries and features including my first Call of the Hunter. This was a low-budget, but a successful comedy horror movie. Fotoautomat Man (Co-written with O’neil Sharma) a mockumentary comedy set in Berlin, and released in 2020. My last project was adapting a script from Ian McKnight crime-thriller novel The Devil Finds Work.
I Came From The Future produced by Apeiron Films is a sci-fi short currently on the festival circuit. My latest screenplay The Kamenka Experiment won Best Feature Screenplay at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival and Best Horror Screenplay at iHOLLY International Film Festival.
Whilst writing a script, I often create a ‘movie poster’ to help as part of the visualization process. All the posters for scripts in progress are my own.
As a lover of time management, I compiled a book and course entitled ‘Managing your time and become happier’ – Why? – Because the subject has amused, confused and helped me over my career. There is additionally a series of articles to support this on my LinkedIn page.
I have been a Festival Director for the Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest for the last four years. Our festival was the first genre festival of its kind in Germany. It has inspired me to create a book dedicated to helping independent filmmakers improve the marketing and submitting of their films to festivals. See below.
An Independent Filmmakers Guide to Preparing and Submitting to Film Festivals
Whether you’ve produced one or several films, the aim is to promote and market your production. There is no better way to achieve this than via film festivals. The trouble is, it’s not an easy path to tread and is challenging and expensive.
This book will provide the information that any new, young or inexperienced filmmaker will need to increase their chances of success. It shows you how to invest your time in the right things that will invariably save time and money. From the first day of pre-production to being selected and possibly winning awards at festivals, this book is a valuable tool.
Go to the FILM FESTIVAL page to download free and useful templates and cheat sheets that support this book and the filmmaker.
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