Born in London, England, raised in Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg and came of age and still living in Sydney, Australia with my wife and young son. I grew up in a house of books and immersed in cinema.
In cinematic story, my first love was science fiction with a voice. Seeing Tarkovsky's Solaris as a six-year-old flicked something inside. Since then, although experimenting in different genres, I returned to my first love of science fiction. I'm drawn to write compelling stories delivered through rich, realistic characters and dialog -- stories relevant to contemporary society and the timeless human condition. As reference, beyond Tarkovsky's Solaris, I'm inspired in tone by MOON, EX MACHINA, GATTACA and CHILDREN OF MEN.
In 2016, my low-key sci-fi, DISCONN won Fast Track Fellowship III (2016). 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 early 2018. I'm also currently working on an original feature which already has studio interest.