I started writing full-time for film, TV and theatre after completing a PhD in animation. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great storytellers including – Aardman Animations, Rising Sun Pictures, Warp X, Lampshade Collective, Optimism Film and December Media.
Great Barrier Reef, IMAX, narrated by Eric Bana, and produced by Emmy and BAFTA-winning studio, December Media is touring internationally. I have a trilogy of short films, based on my stage play ‘Strawberry’, produced by Choo Choo Productions receiving a successful festival run. Including a world premiere of Half of Me at St Kilda Film Festival, and nominated for Best Screenplay at Maverick Film Awards. All of Me reached the final at Lorne Film Festival and all three films were officially selected for Sydney World Film Festival and Geelong International Film Festival.
Strawberry has been published with Australian Plays and had a world premiere season run in 2019, Williamstown Little Theatre, Melbourne, Australia. Half of Me, a one-act monologue, was one of six selected for the PlaySix Festival. Be Someone Today, a one-act play, has been selected by Manchester ADP ‘Script Aloud’ (2019) and was shortlisted (reaching top 7%) Supernova 8 Festival of One-Act Plays, Bench Theatre, UK. Rocket (2019) selected for Madwomen Monologues, Baggage Productions and one of 20 selected stories for Voices of Women Live Articulate (2020). Punched (2020) has been selected for Short Works Series, Wyndham Theatre and PlaySix.
I’m currently in development on a web series called INCOMING and two features. Brothers, my length one-act play, has had a series of workshops and is due to be completed early 2021.
Strawberry is published and licensed through Australian Plays.
For more information related to my PhD ‘The Art of Persuasion: A Critical Survey of British Animated Information Films (1939-2009)’, you can Email me directly or alternatively contact Loughborough University
- Re-Imagining Animation: The Changing Face of the Moving Image, 2008, Paul Wells & Johnny Hardstaff, Fairchild Books AVA
- Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance, 2007, Barry J, C, Purves, Focal Press
- The Fundamentals of Animation, 2006, Paul Wells, Fairchild Books AVA
Samples of my illustration work can be found HERE