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As a former bouncer and hairdresser, it was inevitable that I would become a playwright, scriptwriter and director. Eighteen years of dealing with neurotic catwalk models and gangsters was ideal preparation for a career in film, TV and radio.
I have since written and directed film, radio and TV projects for all the UK's major broadcasters, ranging from BBC dramas such as Waking The Dead to CBBC's MI High, Eve and CBeebies' Molly And Mack. My guiding principal when creating work or working with the public is entertain first and educate by stealth. My feature film Night People was awarded the BAFTA Scotland and Cineworld Audience Award and I am currently developing film and theatre projects with a number of major production companies.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Mentoring; Panel event; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Adolescence; Adventure; Ageing; Care experience; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Violence & abuse