Film

Time and Tide: A trilogy of shorts films, starring Greta Scacchi, John Locke and Samuel West, in order to explore how we approach the past, reconcile it with the present, and face the future.

Theatre

King Arthur: Written in a mix of accessible modern blank verse and prose, King Arthur moulds the Shakespearean form for our time.

Immersive

Filming the story as an immersive 360 film was an intriguing choice as a medium with the potential to add another layer and draw people further in.

Education

In the promenade production of King Arthur, students performed the play-within the play section, alongside the professional actors.

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About

I enjoy writing epic, involving scripts for theatre and film that mix classic styles and modern formats to create something new. From using dramatic verse in modern drama, to writing for immersive 360° film, I’m keen to seek out the best way to tell a particular story. I’ve become involved with producing for the same reason – and it’s got me away from the desk to collaborate with interesting people to bring stories to life.

Film projects include my short film trilogy Time and Tide: A Trilogy starring Greta Scacchi, Samuel West and John Locke, which has won awards including Best UK Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival and Best International Short Film at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Plays include King Arthur, which uses the myth to tackle contemporary concerns, produced in theatre as well as an immersive promenade performance.

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In much of my writing, I like to champion dramatic verse. Allowing characters to speak as poets helps explore the human situation in a way that encourages a deep understanding and connection. We still return to the classics, but by using this form in new work, we can apply it directly to the problems of our time, rather than adapting historic plays to do so.

My use of verse has led to becoming involved in education, including presenting a paper at the Cambridge University Shakespeare Conference – where one of my scripts was workshopped to demonstrate modern blank verse. I’ve also collaborated on a cross-cultural project between two leading universities in China and Leeds concerning Shakespeare and Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu.

Looking to future storytelling methods, I’ve created 360° immersive films and VR experiences, which draw on techniques from both film and theatre.

Experimenting with form is my main mission, but I like to be diverted along the way with new commissions and collaborations – from comedy to music videos. I also work as a researcher and journalist. I’m always excited to start a project and see where it may lead.

FILM

FILM

Time and Tide
Homecoming
The Arena
The Last Lighthouse Keeper
The Mirror
Blank Canvas

THEATRE

THEATRE

King Arthur
When All the Crowds Have Gone

IMMERSIVE

IMMERSIVE

From Home
The Mirror
When All the Crowds Have Gone

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

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