I’m now primarily a screenwriter – but I’m also an experienced writer of online articles, social media content, jokes, spoof news, parody songs and more. I’m interested in a whole host of things – film, music, politics, positive psychology, cats and dogs – so my work reflects that… although I tend to specialise in Fun Stuff™.
My first feature film spec screenplay, the romantic comedy-drama Fado!, is currently in pre-production and due to shoot in 2022. Directed by Jason Wingard and produced by Gareth Wiley, Fado! will star Emily Watson and Richard E. Grant. Fado! has been covered by Deadline, Screen International and Variety, and was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the films in the Cannes 2021 ‘Hot List’.
In 2020, I was hired to write a second feature – a comedy-drama based on true events; and I was recently hired to work on another independent feature film.
I am also currently working on a new (musical romantic comedy–drama) spec script.
For screenwriting, I’m represented by Christina Pickworth at Imagine Talent.
OTHER SCRIPT WORK
My credits cover radio, TV, online, stage shows and podcasts. They include writing jokes, sketches and parody songs for topical comedy shows The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) and NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre); plus jokes for Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and the Have I Got News For You Twitter feed. I also wrote and script-edited comedy videos for The Huffington Post UK.
FREELANCE WRITING & DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION
As a regular freelance Creative for social media agency That Lot, I have created copy, video scripts and other original online content for a variety of social media clients – from Have I Got News For You and Channel 4 to IHG Hotels and even Twitter’s own Twitter account.
As a freelance writer, I have written, commissioned and edited articles, copy, blog posts, homepages, social media content, email newsletters, news stories and more for various news, lifestyle & cultural websites including BBC Radio 4, AOL, BT.com, MSN, UKTV and Standard Issue.
Before going freelance, I was the Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK for three years: writing, commissioning, script-editing and curating funny, engaging content from spoof news stories to viral videos, listicles to features (and watching an awful lot of cat videos).
SPEAKING & MORE
I have spoken about writing and comedy on panels at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the London Comedy Writers’ Festival, the Big Comedy Conference, the Craft Of Comedy Writing Conference and the Writing East Midlands conference. I have reviewed the papers on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and talked about funny women on BBC Radio Scotland’s Comedy Cafe.
If you’d like me to write something, please get in touch!