A UK-based freelance script editor and developer, with proven strong creative instincts, I have worked on projects that have enjoyed great critical and commercial success. I script-edited the hit Finnish feature film, PRINCESS (dir. Arto Halonen), for Art Films Production, Helsinki. The film was released in Finland in September 2010, spent five weeks at the top of the Finnish box office (out-grossing films including TOY STORY 3 and INCEPTION), and picked up numerous awards, including a Jussi ("Finnish Oscar”). The English language remake rights were acquired by LA-based W2 Media, at AFM 2011.
Other clients include: Sky 1 Drama (including research for original conspiracy thriller series, that was subsequently picked up by Channel 4 and became the acclaimed UTOPIA); 104 Films (including script consultancy on Justin Edgar's latest feature, teen comedy, WE ARE THE FREAKS - to be released in the UK in September 2013); Picture Palace Films; AL Films; The Script Factory; BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and numerous writers and producers.
I trained with the UK's prestigious National Film and Television School and the Script Factory (on a David Lean Foundation scholarship), graduating in 2007 with a Diploma in Script Development.
I have a background in film and television production - including a stint in the casting office of V FOR VENDETTA (Warner Brothers), the rehearsal room of the BBC cult comedy series SNUFF BOX, and the staff room of Central School of Speech and Drama, where I produced MA graduation shorts - and have written and produced continuity (the voiceovers between the shows) for television channels including FOX TV UK, Sky Movies, MGM HD, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, Sky Living and Sky 1.
With a first class degree in Screen Studies from Liverpool John Moores University, I worked my way across Canada, assisting at the Toronto International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival and at Vancouver’s Pacific Cinémathèque. Other adventures include intensive film producer training - with a focus on feature film packaging and financing - with US producer, and NYU professor, Robert Nickson, at the 2008 Cannes Film Market.
I recently mentored an industry new-entrant, through the Skillset-supported Second Light scheme, and in 2011 co-founded In Development, a monthly drinks and discussion group for professionals developing screen fiction.
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