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Between graduating with a BA in Creative Writing and Music at Roehampton University and a MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) I took many jobs including pun writer for an online tie shop, receipt sorter at Gravesend train station and work experience with Shed on their comedy drama Sugartown.

Whilst at the NFTS I developed three feature scripts including the steampunk Burton / Mignola / Gaiman inspired gothic horror comedy The Automated Heart (2012 Screenwriting Goldmine Quarter Finalist). Another of my feature scripts, fantasy detective rom-com Paradise, was a 2013 Screenwriting Goldmine Quarter Finalist. The Great White Hunter, a short story set in the same world as Paradise, has been performed at The Horse Hospital as part of Three Pegs Productions' 2014 Pegs Off! showcase. I now specialise in horror films.

At the NFTS I wrote three short films; Valerie and Gemma (directed by me), Far Removed (directed by Jamie Stone, now the music video for Amber Run's 2014 single Spark) and the award winning animation Rail (directed by Jack Tilley). I have also written the comedy television monologue It Always Comes Back to Heath Ledger (directed by Aniello De Santi) and High Spirits, a short play performed at the Soho Theatre in 2010.

My short graphic stories are published in The Strumpet volumes 3, 4 and soon 5 and my first short story, I'd Lock it with a Zipper, is published in Hic Dragones' anthology Impossible Spaces. I revisited comedy (but this time without the ties) when I wrote for ZuboxTV.

I currently write Companions, a pastel apocalypse online comic, between film projects.