Writer based in York
After working as a lumberjack in Wales and Teaching English as a Foreign Language on Crete, I was swept off as a GI bride to Baltimore in ‘93.
I returned to Britain in 1999 and went on to take
an MA in Screenwriting at the Northern Film School in Leeds. I
graduated in 2001, with an agent.
The first short I wrote, ‘Wolf in an Aran Sweater’, swept the board at the Fujifilm scholarship awards 2000, and got a cinema release alongside de Nero’s ‘The Score’.
In 2002 I was selected for Arista Adept – a 9-month program of script development. I worked with Stephen Cleary.
In 2003 I was awarded three UK Film Council script development commissions.
In 2004, I was picked for the Moonstone screenwriting Lab. My tutors were Walther Bernstein and Troy Kennedy Martin.
In 2006 the short film I wrote, ‘King Ponce’, https://youtu.be/duA1IG7ZMho was a UKFC Digital Short. Short Film Corner.
In 2008 The Mob made the short, ‘Condimentia’ https://vimeo.com/141653036
I wrote, starring Mark Benton, It was selected for Soho Rushes and BAFTA long-listed that year.
In 2010, a UKFC digital short I wrote, ‘Very Heaven’, https://vimeo.com/38859912
Very Heaven on Vimeo did the festival circuit. It screened at Kino and Bradford.
At present I’m developing a dystopian rights-of-passage feature film called ‘Blight’ I started on the producers’ workshop of EAVE 16.
The following year ‘Blight’ got shortlisted for I-Features.
Last year I completed the John Yorke ‘High End TV script editing’ course and his weekend ‘Structuring TV’ course.
This past year I got shortlisted for the C21 competition and put forward for BBC Northern Voices by Alice Ramsey.
Phil Shelley also selected me for a spot on his
mentorship programme. I’ve been working with Joe Williams
(script edited ‘Keeping Faith’, ‘Lupin’ and
on a TV eco-thriller for 12 months. ‘Black Fish’ is about the murky world of fish laundering in Grimsby.