I'm a screenwriter, story editor and - well - passionate story geek.
As a story/script editor and senior development executive I've analysed, edited and developed hundreds of screen stories across film, TV, online series, immersive theatre and VR at every stage of development to production. As development executive at Screen Australia I worked with leading Australian filmmakers on the development of produced films including The Babadook, The Dressmaker, Lion, Backtrack, Last Cab to Darwin, Jasper Jones, Berlin Syndrome, Ali's Wedding and Hounds of Love. I was the lead executive for Screen Australia’s International High End TV Drama Development Fund, which funded projects like See-Saw/ABC/Netflix's Monkey and Hoodlum/Netflix's Tidelands.
As consultant development producer at leading Sydney commercials production company Photoplay Films, I'm developing a slate of scripted projects in film, TV, web and VR – some with Photoplay directors, others with creative talent who truly excite us. I'm also a consultant and script assessor for organisations including Screen Australia, New Zealand Film Commission, Screen Tasmania and Screen West.
I combine my development work with screenwriting and content writing in the screen industry. I’ve written (and ghostwritten) pitch documents, film, TV and web series treatments, scripts, outlines, company and project strategies for companies.
I'm English with Australian Residency. I live in Sydney with my family and work globally. I'm visual arts trained - my first career was as a fashion designer.