!Kindred Spirits: Filming finished, in post-production.
BIG thank to Queensbury Pictures and Fright Fest for selecting me for the New Blood workshop with the fabulous @twisted_twins @JHandorf @_HeatherBuckley & @QueensburyPics’s Giles Edwards and Paul Smith
Female centred, socio-political storytelling across worlds and genres...
The colossal city of Pangea is not Eden – but it’s pretty damn close. Countries have migrated under the protective embrace of a huge dome, zoned into City States. Towering blocks, clad in vertical gardens, prop up the vast dome which harvests solar power… and protects against acid rain. Virtual Reality hides the unappealing, and cleverly disguises the condensed area humanity occupies after the environmental disasters of the 21st Century.
Violent crime is minimal… until a serial killer strikes.
In Baghdad, beautiful architecture, pioneering universities, scholars and teachers of every creed, language – and gender. Eight hundred years ago, the last days of the Golden Age of Islam. In Europe, the Dark Ages. Misogyny, filth, disease and corruption. A jaded Christian Knight and a fugitive, female, Muslim Doctor arrive in Norwich, and unite as legal Crusaders at the dawn of the criminal justice system.
By the mid-21st C, the planet is in freefall. Overpopulation, deforestation, climate change and corporate greed, countries shrunk to xenophobic, warrior states. But why fix earth when habitable planets exist? The race to the stars is on, with stragglers on a blasted planet ‘supposedly’ desperate for their ticket to freedom…
Dip into my worlds. Mostly for television, 6 x 60 with full Spec Pilots and TV Treatments available upon request.
A passionate writer with a particular love of crime, history, sci-fi and outright fantasy. My driving force, my overriding theme, is injustice and inequality; historic, contemporary or predicted. I am compelled to put the underdog and outsider through the wringer, but, as an eternal optimist, I relish empowering their ultimate triumphs over adversity!
I believe art ‘should’ shine a spotlight on society and I am happiest writing stories and characters that challenge perceptions.
Writing since around 2003, the last 4 few splitting work and writing equally (as money allows!), I work closely with Script Editor, Hayley McKenzie, on all my projects – as an editor and occasional ‘sanity checker’ if things get too whacky. I also co-write with Delphine Bergsma (see below).
Click here for our co-write, Behind Closed Doors
IMDB profile here, including Kindred Spirits (in development).
Hadron (formerly Collider) - in development, website pending
Please browse my projects and drop me a line via my contact-form if you’d like my CV!
A Londoner in my bones, but a lover of travel, I spent a decade out of Blighty (in Australia, the US, Central America & Europe); my trips are shorter now but equally ‘needed’ in my quest for knowledge and thirst to people and culture watch.