My writing CV

A little about me.

Hello, I’m Alex. I write for radio, stage, and screen. I’m also busy living quietly somewhere in Manchester (UK)

Currently, I am writing a TV pilot for Adapted Pictures on the BFI funded project HOW TO BE. Plus, working on my new TV drama pilot with Dancing Ledge Productions. I’m also writing a folk horror feature with Hipster Films and am part of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Guru Scheme 2019/2020 and 2021.

AWARDS

2019 – I won The BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2019 with my radio drama POUNDLAND VANILLA PRINCESS (airs 22 March 2021 on BBC Radio 4)

2017 – I won The New Writing North and Channel 4 TV Drama Writing Award with my magical realist drama BELOW (which went into development with Bonafide Films for C4 in 2018)

LONGLISTS

2019 – Thousand Films Screenwriting Competition with my 6-part TV comedy BELLA IN THE AFTERNOON

2019 – The Old Vic 12 with WHEN I WAS A TROLL

Runner up in Commonword’s “Best New Northern Novelist” with my manuscript THE LANDLORD, THE MEDIUM AND THE CHERUB (2008)

OTHER SCREENWRITING

2019 – VAMP (a comedy short Selected for the BFI/Film Hub North’s script lab – currently developing further.

2017 – THE GIRL WHO DRESSED AS A BEAR (a magical realist short) Selected for the Watersprite Film Festival and later published in U.S anthology Hashtag Queer.

OTHER PLAYWRITING

My Name Is Hunger (drama) The Park Theatre’s Script Event 2013. Dir. Dominic Kelly. Produced by: The Salon Collective.

Our Kid Jesus (comedy) The Cockpit Theatre, London and 3 Minute Theatre, Manchester 2013. Dir. Dominic Kelly. Produced by The Salon Collective (2013). Winner of 24:7 Theatre Festival’s Next Big Idea Event 2013.

Dancing Dog Gets a Credit Card (comedy) The Soho Theatre, as part of the 6 Degrees Event 2013. Directed by Sandra Quartey.  Produced by: Writer’s Avenue

Seconds (drama) The Soho Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, and Rosemary Branch Theatre. Produced by Writer’s Avenue and Missfit Productions. Dir. Adam Morley. Winner of ‘The First 20 minutes’ playwriting competition 2010. ‘The Next Stage’ playwriting competition (2011) and ‘The Final Stage’ 2012 playwriting competition.

The Crucifixion of Madeline Mackay (or what the Owl Man knew, and the girl found out) The Red Lion Theatre, The Rosemary Branch. Produced by Missfit Productions. 2009 (I think).

OTHER TRAINING etc…

John Yorke’s “Story for Script Development (for story editors)” CPD Course 2019

The Raising Films Writer’s Residency 2019

STAGE ONE’s Bridging the Gap Commercial Theatre Producers Scheme 2018/2019

The Royal Exchange Disabled Directors Scheme 2018 /19

Raising Films Development Scheme CLOSR17 2017

Postgraduate Certificate in TV and Radio Scriptwriting, The University of Salford 2017

I’m not represented, so if you want to work together, contact me directly.