Born in London, UK, I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg. Today, home is Sydney, Australia with my wife and son.
I grew up in a house of books and cinema. My earliest cinematic memory is Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris on BBC. An reading Orwell's 1984 sparked a love for dystopian fiction.
Years later, after a stint in journalism (including two published non-fiction books) fiction drew me back, specifically screenwriting. After picking up awards for my (now, oddly prescient) dystopian feature, Disconn, I went on to work on more feature projects and am currently working on an ambitious TV project.
My first literary love remains dystopian fiction -- not because of its gloom, but because of the glint of light, of hope, it forces us to find, to rescue, to preserve. It's these stories we need now, more than ever.
In 2016, my sci-fi, DISCONN won Fast Track Fellowship III. I made the most of the Fast Track prize, the knowledge of industry insiders and fellow creatives, and started engaging with the industry. During that time, with my imagination fired from the LA trip, I wrote a follow-up screenplay -- JONAS -- a so-fi (social science fiction) following the struggles of a 13 year-old boy and his alcoholic mother in a society on the brink of collapse.
Later in 2016, DISCONN picked up another award -- Gold in the PAGE International Awards. After contacting and being contacted by literary managers and producers, I signed with Catapult Entertainment Group's Chris Watkins.
Since signing with CEG, DISCONN now has current A-list actor interest. I was also commissioned to rewrite an existing screenplay for Producer/Director Kevin Goetz, which is slated for production in mid-2021 with an A-list British actor. A third film (SILO) currently has very strong interest from a leading Australian genre filmaker.
I've also written treatements for other producers along the way and was hired to pitch one of those projects to Scott Free Productions, which opened the door to interest from SFP on a spec feature I'm currently writing.
In 2020 I completed work on a political thriller spec pilot and series pitch bible for OCEANIA, a proposed follow up to Orwell's 1984, I'm currently seeking to develop.
2021 is going to be busy...