Writer of screenplays, books, lyrics, & songs.
I am a qualified teacher with a background in acting and performing. In addition to original creative work I coach individuals and organisations on the power of storytelling, narrative, mindset and creativity.
My latest feature screenplay for Frelly Askeland Films Ltd is currently in pre production.
Sunflower Muse - a short film based on the power of creativity and connection is scheduled for festival showings in 2024.
My most recent short film screenplay A Fighting Chance was shortlisted at the 2023 NYC Midnight Screenwriting competition.
I was consulting script editor for 2014 short Gli Zii (The Uncles). Dir. Gerard Monaco.
I have co-authored and presented online lectures for the Anna Freud Centre on narrative storytelling to support mental health and systemic family psychology.
I run workshops on screenwriting, story, creativity, acting, voice and performance.
My two non-fiction books can be found at: www.thewayofthetortoise.com.
Original stories and adaptations of classics: www.tellapp.com.
I was a finalist in the Bath Comedy Festival New Stand up competition in 2018, and the same year reached the semi-final of the prestigious competition So You're Think You're Funny at the Edinburgh Festival.
In 1997 I played the lead role of Buddy Holly in the West End show Buddy. TV acting credits include Genghis Cohen, Harry Enfield's Television Programme, The Bill, Casualty, & Holby City.
I gained a 1st Class Hons BA degree in Theatre studies at Brunel University and then qualified as a Drama & English teacher at Reading University.
My songs have been recorded and performed by Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Lisa Knapp (BBC Folk Awards), Ciaren Jeremiah (The Feeling), Jocelyn Brown, The Allstars Collective, Montana Four, & Damien Edwards. Soundtrack compositions include BBC (Wolfblood), ITV (Trollied), SKY and Channel 4 (Dispatches).