My writing CV

What do I write?

As a working-class autistic writer who grew up in East Manchester, I simply LOVE writing stories about unconventional women and girls. Women who have the courage to rise up beyond expectations and situations to be who they fully are – heroes of their own lives.

Currently, I’m under option with Dancing Ledge Productions with my TV drama series REFUGE. I am also working on a full-length play SISTERS OF THE MIDNIGHT BERRIES for Salford Arts Theatre. I’m also part of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Guru Scheme 2019/2020.

AWARDS

Winner of The BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2019 with my radio drama POUNDLAND VANILLA PRINCESS.

Winner of The Northumbria University and Channel 4 TV Drama Writing Award 2017 with my magical realist drama BELOW that later went into development with Bonafide Films for C4.

LONGLISTS

Longlisted for Thousand Films screenwriting competition 2019 with my 6-part TV comedy BELLA IN THE AFTERNOON (about ruining your own life in the pursuit of fame).

Longlisted for The Old Vic 12 2019 with my full-length magical realist play WHEN I WAS A TROLL (influenced by sleeping rough).

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

OTHER SCREENWRITING

VAMP (a comedy short)

Selected for the BFI/Film Hub North’s script lab 2019 – currently developing further.

THE GIRL WHO DRESSED AS A BEAR (a magical realist short)

Selected scripts for Watersprite Film Festival 2017 and later published in U.S anthology Hashtag Queer.

OTHER PLAY WRITING

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)” 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

FREELANCE SERVICES

I also offer freelance services to individual writers, production companies, and theatre companies.

  • Script editing and story development
  • Manuscript coaching
  • Ghost writing/story rescuing (script, manuscript, both fiction and non-fiction)

Want to work together? Drop me a message!