My early background was in art and design – I gained a degree in Design from Edinburgh College Of Art, where I specialised in jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the written word – this artistic and visual sensibility informs my writing today.
While working in the applied arts and moonlighting as a music journalist, I found my interest in the written word growing. I became a published journalist, writing reviews and arts & music content for such publications as The Scotsman; covering events as diverse as Nirvana’s first Scottish concert, and the Edinburgh Festival.
I progressed to writing short stories and then scripts which led me to study screenwriting and film at the Screen Academy Scotland. Whilst there I was lucky enough to be accepted on to various industry Labs, which helped expand my knowledge and skills-base. In 2010 I graduated with an MFA (Distinction) in Advanced Film Practice, and was awarded the Santander Prize for Creative and Media Excellence. Since then I’ve had my work featured at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, been awarded a Playwrights Studio Scotland Screenwriting Residency, and been a part of other prestigious development opportunities such as Network (with Edinburgh International Film Festival), and the Avalon Mentorship.
I’ve been commissioned to work on short and feature projects, a BAFTA-winning TV series, the world’s first serial drama for smartphones, and have produced content and creative words for various projects and platforms. I write in all kinds of media including radio, film, TV, theatre, digital new media and prose – more details in the writing and awards sections.
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