FILM & TV WRITING
My first feature film spec screenplay, the romantic comedy-drama Fado!, is currently in pre-production. Produced by Golden Globe Award winner Gareth Wiley and directed by BIFA winner Jason Wingard, Fado! has Oscar nominees Emily Watson and Richard E. Grant attached.
I was then hired to write a second feature – a comedy-drama based on true events – and to work on another independent feature (family comedy) film. I also wrote another spec feature musical script.
I’m currently writing a Christmas romantic comedy for Forty Foot Pictures. I am also developing two TV comedy-drama series ideas, one of which is a musical.
I’m a BAFTA Connect member – a new initiative to help support future creative leaders in the industry – and was recently selected for the Filmmakers25 mentoring scheme for emerging filmmakers in the Bradford area.
For screenwriting, I’m represented by Christina Pickworth at Imagine Talent.
OTHER SCRIPT WORK
I have written jokes, sketches and parody songs for radio shows, podcasts, stage shows, web series and social media accounts. My credits include The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra), NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two). I also wrote jokes for the Have I Got News For You Twitter feed, and wrote and script-edited comedy videos for The Huffington Post UK.
FREELANCE WRITING & DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION
As a freelance writer/creative, I have written, created, edited and commissioned articles, social media content, video scripts, homepages, email newsletters, news stories and more for various news, lifestyle & cultural websites – including BBC, AOL and BT – plus all kinds of content for a variety of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, from Have I Got News For You and Channel 4 to IHG Hotels and even Twitter’s own Twitter account. Much of this work was for leading social media agency That Lot.
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.
More recently, I took part in the University of Leeds’ first Creative Life Stories event, supporting students from underrepresented groups wishing to pursue careers in the cultural & creative sectors.
If you’d like me to write something, please get in touch!