Copywriter, Scriptwriter & Journalist London, UK
Concepts. Copy. Content. Scripts. Articles. Film Reviews.
I love writing stories whether it’s for brands, fiction or fact.
I’m a senior freelance writer who’s equally happy working for ad agencies, design studios, e-commerce companies, corporate film production companies and direct with clients.
I’m used to working in-house or remotely, in teams or flying solo. Everything from intriguing concepts and apposite headlines to loquacious copy, hard-working websites to engaging corporate film scripts, ear-catching radio and TV commercials to e-commerce, brand books to print pieces, direct marketing and posters.
My writing's also appeared in online magazines, sports publications, short story anthologies, and joke books - many examples of which are on this website.
But I also make short films (drama, documentaries and corporates), and write feature drama scripts on the side (www.hurcheonfilms.com).
In essence, if you’ve got a story that needs to be told, let me choose just the right words for you.
London College of Communication
M A Screenwriting
2002 – 2003 • London, UK
An in-depth study of storytelling and character development covering short films, soap operas, drama series and serials, and feature films. Workshopping, reviewing and providing coverage.
Directors UK Alexa Challenge, Directors UK & ARRI (One of six winners of Alexa kit and anamorphic lenses for a 2 day shoot. Short film to be delivered in April 2017) [link]
Jury’s Choice Best Short FIlm, The London Rolling Film Festival (For short film “Ace”) [link]
Mardibooks Short Story Competition, Publication of short story (This is a World War 1 e-anthology and my story “John Keaton” is included.) [link]
Film Festival Nominations, Various international and UK Film Festivals (My short drama films have all been selected for film festivals around the world. Four of them have received several craft nominations. ) [link]
Short Script Competition, Prequel to Cannes (A short film script competition run from Dorset.) [link]
Write Time Initiative, Women in Film & TV (A feature film script competition)
Consumer Awareness Award, Institute of Sales Promotion (An integrated campaign for “Tetley’s Bitter” featuring English rugby captain Martin Johnson)
Silver Screen Award, US International Film & Video Award (This was for COI ‘Lock up your bike’ public information film directed by Peter Granger at Firehouse Productions)
Best British Short Film, Southampton International Film Festival (For “Home to the Hangers” a short film about poet Edward Thomas) [link]
Special Category: Making a new world, Imperial War Museum, London (For short film “Home to the Hangers”) [link]
Best Paranormal Horror Film, u Horror Film Festival (USA) (For short film “The Penny Dropped”) [link]
Best Short Documentary, American Presidents Library Film & Literary Festiv (For “Writing the Peace”) [link]
One Act Play Festival Selection, The Lost Theatre Company/Stockwell Playhouse (One of 18 plays in the festival, each receiving a single performance)
Canary Wharf Estates British Fencing Association (sport) TENA Continence Care Glenmorangie Pernod Ricard Nespresso Heineken Elevit Vitamins National Lottery SanDIsk Voke IARD Polygrip Denture Fixative Persil Dual Action Capsules Fortnum & Mason Morrison Supermarkets Dove Men + Care SCB Bank Sky TV Sol Beer Ballintine's Whisky Ovarian Cancer Trust Lloyds Pharmacy Vulcan to the Sky Trust The Restaurant Group Apollo Tyres Bingo chain food & drink (pitch)
Writing producing & directing radio Corporate film scripts Brand Books Concepts & copy
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