I am a screenwriter, author and former film critic.
My debut short was the award-winning BRICKS (2015), an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe short story starring Jason Flemyng (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and Blake Ritson (DA VINCI’S DEMONS). Legendary director David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB, HOUSE OF CARDS) called it “a classy take on a morbid classic”.
LOCK IN, my second short, starred Tim McInnerny (NOTTING HILL, BLACKADDER). It was funded by the BFI/Creative England’s prestigious iShorts scheme for “the best new UK filmmakers”.
My third short was GHOSTED, a supernatural rom-com starring Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS, PREVENGE). It was nominated for a Hitchcock d’Or at the Dinard Film Festival.
All three shorts have played at film festivals around the world. Meanwhile, I am developing film and TV projects in the US and UK.
More on that soon…
Before I started making films, I was a Contributing Editor on Total Film magazine and wrote about movies and videogames for The Sunday Times, the Guardian, Wired, EDGE, Sight & Sound, the BBC Radio Times and many other publications.
I was also a speechwriter for a major US tech company and the author of several books:
BOOK OF THE DEAD: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ZOMBIE CINEMA (Titan Publishing, 2014; first edition FAB Press, 2005) became the best-selling book in FAB Press’s history.
GENERATION XBOX: HOW VIDEOGAMES INVADED HOLLYWOOD (Yellow Ant, 2012) fired up the internet when an excerpt published in WIRED magazine – about Microsoft and the aborted HALO movie – went viral online.
My first book was QUEER BURROUGHS (Palgrave, 2001), based on my Ph.D. thesis on novelist William S. Burroughs. It contains lots of REALLY BIG WORDS that I no longer understand.
If you need to get in touch, my agent is Andrew Mills at JAB Management.
If you’re really bored, you can find my IMDb page here.