I'm the winner of 10 international writing awards.
I teach creative writing by email, phone, Skype, or in person.
This includes advertising copywriting, websites, novel-writing and scriptwriting for short films, feature films, TV drama and TV documentaries.
I'll work whichever way suits you.
I started copywriting in a leading London advertising agency, working on Blue Chip brands, winning several awards over 10 years.
I then founded my own advertising agency, winning a clutch of awards.
And I began writing scripts and books 15 years ago, published two books, ghost-wrote four books, and made over 20 films.
A passionate, dynamic, confidant, entrepreneurial, successful, committed, resourceful, communicative, results-based, heavyweight, award-winning creative writer with expertise across diverse clients and creative industries throughout the UK. London trained as a copywriter with proven creative writing, interviewing, presentation, tutoring, management, and factual/feature film expertise.
2001 – Present:
‘THE EPIC VOYAGE OF THE JUBILEE HOPE’ – 4-part series x 30’ for STV/Glasgow Films after their award-winning 12-part series ‘Amazon Heartbeat.’ Filmed UK and Africa, broadcast July 2016.
‘WRITTEN BY MRS BACH’ FEATURE - 90 min feature length version based on 1 hour doc film for BBC4, completed April 2016 for theatrical release. Filmed in Germany, USA, Austria and Scotland.
‘THE PAT KERR STORY’ – 1 hour doc special for Glasgow Films about ‘the air-hostess who built an orphanage’ for BBC Scotland, aired November 2014. Filmed in England and Bangladesh.
‘WRITTEN BY MRS BACH’ – I hour doc special for Swiss TV/Looks Films/Glasgow Films, premiered Leipzig Dokfest October 2014; winner of 7 awards, including gold at ‘The World’s Best TV & Film Awards’ 2015. Filmed in Germany, USA, Austria and Scotland.
‘THE FORENSIC SQUAD’ – 3-part series for BBC Scotland/Sky/Glasgow Films about forensics solving murders, BBC Scotland Oct 2013; Sky Crime Channel March 2014. Filmed in Scotland and Ireland.
‘AVALANCHE’ - 1 hour special for Glasgow Films about Scotland’s cocaine epidemic for BBC Scotland, December 2011. Filmed in Scotland, Colombia and Ireland.
‘AMAZON HEARTBEAT’ - 12-part series for Glasgow Films about street kids for Scottish Television, winner of 2008 New York Television Festivals Award. Filmed in Peru and United Kingdom.
DOCUMENTARIES IN PRODUCTION:
‘THE SCIENCE OF MURDER’ – 2-part series for STV, broadcasting quarter 1 2017.
DOCUMENTARIES IN PRE-PRODUCTION:
‘THE REVOLUTION OF MARTIAL ARTS’ – 4-part series for BBC Alba/ZDF,and other international partners. Filming all over the world.
DOCUMENTARIES IN DEVELOPMENT:
‘THE SUPERHUMANS CHALLENGE’ – 6-part series about the world’s top stunt-men taking on their wish-lists
‘WATER WARS’ – ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ style film about business and water;
‘PIPE DREAM: THE MOVIE – Feature length doc about extreme sports star Robbie Maddison, based on his YouTube sensation (24m hits);
‘SEXPLORERS’ – A successful sex blogger couple expose Britain’s sex scene;
‘MOZART’S SISTER’ – 1 hour special for BBC4;
‘OPERATION TITAN’ – series about the elite English cops;
‘DOMESTIC ABUSE TASKFORCE’ – 4-part series about Britain’s only dedicated Taskforce;
CRIME SLATE – Various crime ideas in development.
FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS IN DEVELOPMENT:
’12 DAYS’ - ‘Seven’ at Christmas, developed with Hollywood’s Michael Ferris (‘The Game’). Filming 2017 in Vancouver.
‘MRS BACH’ – The feature, adapted by Robert Beedham from the documentary;
‘THE FENIAN’ – adapted from Robert Beedham’s successful novel;
‘DEAD CENTRE’ - Hip slasher set in a mall;
‘SUICIDE MISSION’ – Drama about our suicide epidemic and one person’s dramatic action.
TV IN DEVELOPMENT:
‘THE 27 CONSPIRACY’ - TV drama series;
‘THE FIFTH’ – TV conspiracy drama about the US President.
SHORT FILMS AS DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER:
‘Wrecks’ – 12 minute film about a daughter’s anorexia and her father’s deadly decision:
SHORT FILMS AS PRODUCER/ACTOR:
With Hannaywood Studios –
‘Deadly Timing’, ‘Beggars Belief’ (with David Hayman), ‘Opportunity’, ‘The Call’ (with Patrick Bergen), ‘100% Proof’, ‘Dead to Me’, ‘Cashing In’(with Stephen Berkoff).
Lead role – ‘Deadly Timing’; Policeman – ‘Opportunity’ (Susan Penhaligon); Businessman – ‘Beggars Belief’.
‘THE FENIAN’ adapted from Robert Beedham’s screenplay, in its 11th reprint;
‘IMAGINE’ adaptation of screenplay into novel trilogy, part 1 published July 2015;
‘Michael Jackson Syndrome’ co-written with Loredana Bottalico.
‘THE FENIAN’ novel adapting with Scottish stage producer Lauren Aviah Clarke as ‘The Fenian and The Hun’ for staging 2017 at The Edinburgh Fringe.
ADVERTISING: 15 years of award-winning expertise as copywriter and Creative Director on Blue Chip clients like British Gas and TSB in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Guest Lecturer/tutor at UK Universities and Colleges on screenwriting and film.
Writing, reading, tutoring, hill-walking, football, martial arts, cinema, art, fine wine and dining, drawing and painting, travel.
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