About Me

I started writing full-time for film, TV and theatre after completing a PhD in animation. I’ve be lucky enough to work with some great storytellers including – Aardman Animations, Rising Sun PicturesWarp X, Lampshade Collective, Optimism Film and December Media.  IMDb

Great Barrier Reef, IMAX, by Eric Bana, and produced by Emmy and BAFTA winning studio, December Media is touring internationally. I have 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 Finalist for All of Me at Lorne Film Festival.

Strawberry has a world premiere 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, was 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) has been selected for Madwomen Monologues, Baggage Productions.

I have a number of feature and TV projects in development, plus a theatre musical ‘The Latchkey Kids’ and full length play ‘NOK’. If you would like further information of anything you’ve seen from the website, or would like to request my writers portfolio, you can contact me HERE or Email

Links to:  Screen Australia  IMDb and LinkedIn

Strawberry Cast Announced
L-R: Liam O’Kane, Maxine Palmerston, Tamar Collier and director Shirley Sydenham.
Season: 4-21 September 2019 (16 performances)

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
Be Someone Today – Image Mark Russell – Manchester ADP

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