I am a screenwriter and former development executive.
Recent commissions include the feature adaptation of fantasy adventure Island Blue by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó, in development with 2017 Berlinale Talents producer Anna Jancsó of 198 Films. I am currently adapting Magda Szabó's adult family drama Iza's Ballad and developing a number of short films.
I am a BFI Network x BAFTA Crew writer and was selected last year to be a part of the Guru Film Pro event as a BAFTA International New Talent 2016 writer. My original screenplay Scatter reached the Quarter Finals of both the Screenwriting Goldmine and BlueCat Screenplay Competitions 2015-2016.
As a freelance script consultant, my credits include BAFTA nominated short The Party and assisting in the coordination of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcases. Previously I have worked as a script consultant at a leading international script consultancy and as a development intern at Number 9 Films.
I have an MA in Filmmaking from the Northern Film School, where my graduation short screened internationally at festivals, and a degree in English from the University of Leeds where I directed the theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg's Festen.
I am represented by United Agents.
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