Thursday, 22 March 2012

What I do...

I am an experienced scriptwriter and head writer specialising in animation for kids, and I write because I think that good stories can change the world. 

I have written over 180 episodes of animation series for young audiences such as the award-winning Little Princess, PJ Masks, Chuggington and Ask Lara. My scripts have helped some of these shows win awards such as Best Animated Series at the Stuttgart Animation Festival and have been nominated for a Children's BAFTA, a British Animation Award, and an International Kids' Emmy Award. 

I also create my own original projects. I am currently developing UpsideDown, a new YA live action drama series set in the world of contemporary circus. This project reached the finals of the 2017 Bafta/ Rocliffe New Writing Awards for Children and Young People and is attracting attention from leading UK production companies.

I'm developing Finding Moxy, an exciting animated feature for kids and family, and an animated preschool series called Lift! about a construction crane with a sense of adventure.

Before becoming a kids' scriptwriter, I worked in drama development at Picture Palace Films and Red Rooster TV. I script edited a number of TV dramas including Rebel Heart (BBC1), Sharpe's Challenge (ITV), and A Life for a Life (ITV).

I have served on animation juries at the Shanghai TV Festival 2014 and the 2016 Rockie Awards. In 2014 I was invited to the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore to give a masterclass on creating characters.

Drop me a line if you'd like to talk.