Writing

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Freelance Animation Scriptwriter on Luo Bao Bei (Sept 2016 - Present)
On the writing team for new animation series Luo Bao Bei
Co-production between Magic Mall (Beijing) and Cloth Cat Animation (Cardiff)
Currently in production and due to air in China and internationally from mid-2017
Watch the Luo Bao Bei promo!

Writer for Skwigly Online Animation Magazine (May 2016 - Present)

Scriptwriter/Development at Cloth Cat Animation (Jul 2014 - Sept 2017)
Writer of 4 x animation pilot scripts for projects in development (preschool and preteen)
Writing content for development pitch bibles
Working on story, character and world development for new projects

Social Media Officer at Thud Media (July 2014 - Dec 2016)
Writing content for multiple social media channels, including Cloth Cat Animation
Writing copy for company blogs and websites
Writer of audio scripts for children’s apps and games[/expand

Script Reader for Scriptwriters Network (July 2013 - July 2014)Read and copy-edited feature length scripts for the Hollywood Outreach Program
Wrote script reports analysing Character, Plot, Structure, Narrative Style, Genre and more

Freelance Children’s Writer for Procter and Gamble (March - May 2014)
Commissioned to write a children’s bedtime story to promote new product
The final story, ‘Lion Family and Friends Go To the Cirucs’ was illustrated and promoted across Pampers’ digital platforms

Awards

Winner of AniJam 2017 (Aug 2017)
Me and Jake created animated short film Lost in 48 hours for animation competition AniJam, and it was voted the winning film by a professional jury and a public vote

Finalist in International Short Story Challenge, NYC Midnight (May 2014)
One of 40 finalists worldwide to make it through several knockout rounds, with each round requiring a new short story to be written in a limited time frame using a randomly assigned genre, subject and character

Semi-Finalist in BBC Writersroom Script Room (Feb 2014)
My sci-fi script ‘I Feel’ progressed to the top 15% of all submissions received by BBC Writersroom Script Room 4

Finalist in International Short Story Challenge, NYC Midnight (June 2013)
One of 25 finalists worldwide to make it through several knockout rounds, with each round requiring a new short story to be written in a limited time frame using a randomly assigned genre, subject and character

Awarded 'Best Screenplay' for Monsters (May 2012)
My animation/live-action script Monsters received this award at Cardiff Student Media Awards

Courses

Nosy Crow Picture Book Writing Masterclass (Nov 2015)
Received intensive tuition from industry professionals
Studied story-telling, prose, poetry, editing, illustration, pitching and publishing

Pixar Story and Animation Masterclass (Aug 2014)
Received advanced tuition from Pixar team Matthew Luhn, Ricky Nierva and Andrew Gordon
Studied story-telling, scriptwriting, storyboarding, character design and animation

MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University (2012 - 2013)
Specialised in animation scriptwriting and short fiction