B.A. in Sociology - London School of Economics.
3 year Film Editing Course at the BBC,
Avid Computer Course at the NFTS,
Advanced Screenwriting Courses at City Lit, London,
Mentoring from screenwriting guru, Phil Parker.
Current Script in Progress:
Angelique - Music will empower us (formerly ‘City of Darkness’) was workshopped at BAFTA and the ICA, networked at Cannes and shortlisted for a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship.
Scripts in the pipeline:
One Last Mission - a thriller about water wars in the Middle East
Sweet Poison - a comedy drama set in the UK and Kashmir
Wired - a TV series based on one man's attempt to keep chaos at bay in the music business, TV, dotcom and holovision
My experience as an editor has given me a grounding in experimenting with pace, rhythm and dramatic structure, which I have incorporated into my short stories and screenplays.
Having a mojito with an old mate in Havana
Extensive track record as a Film/Avid Editor working on Natural History, Ethnographic and Arts documentaries in London and New York with companies including BBC, Channel Four, Time Life Films and National Geographic. Major projects include editing Felix Greene's series One Man's China, the Natural History series Fragile Earth, and Baka - People of the Rainforest on the Baka pygmies in the Cameroon, which won best documentary award at BAFTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIrEvcO7RwQ
Two years selecting students for the Editing Course at the National Film and TV School.
Belize-The Turning Point, a conservation documentary for Channel 4, ‘Yabbo’, a live action and animated short for children and Hollywood, we seem to have a problem, in support of the American writers’ strike, on YouTube.
Founded and ran a group, High Pitch London for five years, workshopping short stories, plays and screenplays,
Continues to mentor writers individually and in groups.
May Badman - A life in Poetry
First prize in a recent short-story competition in the West Country.
Free-lance journalist with articles on Film, TV and Digital Media in magazines and the press including a series in the Guardian on the Cheltenham Screenwriters' Festival.
Full member of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain