I’m 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 for film is Andrew Mills at JAB Management.
My agent for books is Ella Kahn at DKW Literary Agency.
If you’re really bored, you can find my IMDb page here.