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23,July
2015

Nelson Nutmeg update!

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? is a live-action family film I’ve written, produced & directed with Tim Clague (that’s us in the photo above, giddily excited at meeting Nelson Nutmeg for the very first time!). We did a Kickstarter, pooled all our resources, begged and borrowed, and got the film in the can by late summer…... Read more
06,July
2015

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Roland Moore

It was a crazy cool week at Sheffield for the Children’s Media Conference (check out the blogs on all the sessions) and me and Tim managed to grab Roland Moore for a chat about his career, and making the new UK family feature 2:Hrs. Have a listen!     UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Roland Moore Click…... Read more
30,June
2015

Children’s Media Conference 2015

I’m off to Sheffield this week for the Children’s Media Conference, the annual get-together of everyone and anyone in the UK children’s telly biz. It’s a really fun event, jam packed with panel sessions, workshops, meetings, pitching and networking. I’m one of their official bloggers (my 2nd year) which means I file reports on various…... Read more
22,June
2015

Getting Into Screenwriting: Complete Series

If you missed my recent four-part video series on how to get into screenwriting, then click here for the complete series playlist, or watch the embed playlist below! If you have any specific questions or suggestions for future blog posts/videos, please feel free to email me. Getting Into Screenwriting: Complete Series Click To Tweet... Read more
15,June
2015

Thunderbirds Are Go: Under Pressure

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve written an episode of the new Thunderbirds Are Go for CiTV. It’s called Under Pressure, where International Rescue have to go to great depths to avert a toxic waste disaster in the sea. I think it’s safe to say that, alongside my EastEnders…... Read more
08,June
2015

Getting Into Screenwriting, Part 4

The fourth and final part of the Getting Into Screenwriting video series talks about getting proactive, using industry knowledge, choosing a genre, making micro-budget films (ref: Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?). If you missed the other episodes, you can catch up here. You can also watch on Vimeo. Thanks for watching the series! If you’d like…... Read more
01,June
2015

Getting Into Screenwriting, Part 3

Look at that, part 3 already! Missed the previous two? Catch up here. One more week to go for the full set! In part 3 (click link or watch embed below) I focus on getting out there, getting to know how the industry works, finding your niche & elevating your profile. Getting Into Screenwriting, Part…... Read more
25,May
2015

Getting Into Screenwriting, Part 2

Missed part 1 of my Getting Into Screenwriting video series? Catch up here. In part 2 (click here for link or watch below), I discuss the benefits of getting online, promoting yourself, time management, and using your hustle! Getting Into Screenwriting, Part 2: promoting yourself Click To Tweet... Read more
23,May
2015

Mad Max: Internal Vs External Emotion

Mad Max has been rattling around in my head since I saw it last week, not because of the glorious stunts and kinetic action (although they were astonishing) but because of the trio of main characters, Max, Imperator and Nux, and how their respective emotional needs impacted the overall story. Before I get to that,…... Read more
18,May
2015

Getting Into Screenwriting, Part 1

Here’s the first of my four-part video series, Getting Into Screenwriting. This episode includes how I started, building your portfolio, my two top tips for reading scripts, and the importance of professional feedback. Hope this is all useful. Let me know any feedback or suggestions, as I may do more if there’s enough interest/demand, but…... Read more
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