// The Boy

Once upon a time there was a boy. He lived on a council estate in the North East of England until his father joined the army. For more than a decade the boy moved around the world, only stopping when it came time for him to further his education.

The boy graduated university with a degree in fine art and a bloody-minded ambition to direct. Starting at the bottom, he climbed up through the ranks of production, until he had shot and directed several hours of documentary television.

Then, driven by a desire to make features, the boy started writing. His short screenplays became longer as he taught himself the craft. Immersing himself in the gangster, horror, and science fiction genres; writing about revenge, punishment, and loyalty; developing a style that has been described as imaginative and very visual, with an intelligent handle on ideas.

The boy is older now and a little wiser but no less bloody-minded. He thinks of himself as a writer. In part because he has devoted so much time developing the skills needed to make that claim. But mostly because writing is a fight and the boy needs a battle.

// Writing

CARR-10-N
110-page feature screenplay
When the government targets junkies for genocide, a self-righteous policeman fights to save his drug-using sister.
Read the first ten pages.

THE SINGULARITY
92-page feature screenplay
A destitute slum dweller, sent to prison for killing a policeman, fights to escape a space station prison, and get back to his wife and daughter.
Read the first ten pages.

THE BENEVOLENT GANGSTER
90-page feature screenplay
A retired hit man struggles to finish the botched job, save his kidnapped friend, and return to his reclusive life.
Read the first ten pages.

FACTUAL & ENTERTAINMENT…

// Photographing

LESSBEAUTY // MOREBRAINS
This feed has evolved from the images of “found objects” and “digigraph montages” that were the subject of early posts, into the “street photographs” that are now the main focus of my interest.
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// Creating

LESSBEAUTY // MOREBRAINS²
Home to the various images and objects I have the urge to produce from time to time. By design it will be more experimental, as eclectic as the subjects that interest and inspire me.
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