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Education

2017 PhD: Comics And Transmedia In The Marvel Age (1961-1987): Doctor Doom As Hyper-diegetic Hero - Part-time course at University of the Arts, London.
2014 MA Creative Writing (Playwriting & Screenwriting) - City University (Distinction)
1999 MSc Computing - De Montfort University
1991 BA (hons) Combined Arts - De Montfort University (2:2)

Writing Experience

2018 Storm House - Novel about a team of monster fighters operating out of a Victorian museum in modern day England.
  • Times/Chicken House Children - Longlisted
  • Bath Children - Longlisted
  • Number One - Topped the charts in Amazon's Science Fiction Adventure category.
  • Available to buy - released on Amazon Kindle.
  • University of Winchester Writers Festival - Third place in 'First 3 pages of a novel' competition
  • 2017 The DredgeLand Podcast Spectacular LIVE - Sketches for the live podcast starring John Dredge and Andy Harland.
    2017 All In The Same Boat - Play about refugees written with five other members of Lost City Writers.
  • Multistages New Works Contest - Reached the Semi-Finals of the Multistages New Works Contest.
  • Performance at Oxford House, Bethnal Green - Performed at Oxford House, Bethnal Green on 11 and 12 November 2016.
  • 2016 The Big Bang Theory: The Alternate Imperium - Spec script for 'The Big Bang Theory'.
  • New York Screenplay Contest - Official Finalist in the 2016 New York Screenplay Contest
  • Scriptapalooza TV 2015 - Semi-finalist
  • 2016 6 Billion To One - A fast moving sci-fi thriller with a unique high concept in which all of the parts are played by two actors.
  • New York Screenplay Contest - Official Finalist in the 2016 New York Screenplay Contest
  • Creative World Awards - Preliminary finalist in the 2016 Creative World Awards.
  • Movie Park Action Movie Festival - Selected for the 2016 festival.
  • Scriptwriters Network - Fourth placed Finalist in the Scriptwriters Network High Concept Screenplay Competition.
  • Big Break - Top 3 scripts finalist in Big Break Screenwriting Contest 2015 (under previous title 'Alpha Male')
  • Here Be Dragons - 2015 Film Festival Official Feature Scripts Selections at Nine Worlds
  • Nicholl Fellowship - Top 15%
  • 2016 Newsrevue - Live weekly topical revue show.
  • Topical songs and sketches - various sales 2014-2016
  • 2016 Janice And The Dragons - Satirical play about a young woman who becomes the official state Dragon Dealer.
  • Papatango Prize 2016 - Longlisted
  • 2016 Captain Wonderful - Play about a legendary comics writer.
  • British Theatre Challenge - Shortlisted for the British Theatre Challenge 2016.
  • StageWrite Festival 2016 - performed at The Place Theatre, Bedford as part of the StageWrite Festival.
  • TreeShadow Theatre - Shortlisted for production at the 2015 Camden Fringe.
  • 2016 Architecture & Mortality - Short play about the changing face of Soho.
  • Lost City Writers Showcase - Performed as part of the Lost City Writers Showcase at City University.
  • Camden Fringe 2015 - Five nights at The Hen & Chickens (August 26 - 30) as part of 'London Calling', directed by Charles Savage
  • 2016 Marjorie Meets Gareth, Gareth Meets Marjorie - Monologue about cold callers.
  • Lost City Writers Showcase - performed as part of the Lost City Writers Showcase at City University.
  • Sandalle Five n Ten - Winner of The Sandalle Prize, performed at Gwyn Hall, Neath on 27th September 2015.
  • 2016 The Invention Of Sex - Short play written for the 'Sexy Seven' show.
  • Lost City Writers Showcase - performed as part of the Lost City Writers Showcase at City University.
  • Pint-Sized Plays - Longlisted.
  • Run at The Etcetera Theatre - three nights as part of 'The Sexy Seven' show, all sold out
  • 2016 My Boss Was In An Indie Band Once - Sitcom spec about an office manager rejoining his old band, and the reaction of his colleagues.
  • The Comedy Project - reached the shortlist for the 2016 shows.
  • Cardiff Sitcom Trials - Finalist, performed at St David's Hall on July 28th 2015.
  • Birmingham Sitcom Trials - Finalist, performed at The Old Joint Stock on July 3rd 2015.
  • Manchester Sitcom Trials - Shorlisted via Facebook voting.
  • 2016 SS Rainbow - Short script about a space ship crew attempting to flee the Earth when a massive meteor strikes.
  • Create50 - Finalist for The Impact 50
  • 2015 Intern-National Space Station - Screenplay for a short film about temps and interns dealing with a crisis in space.
  • Marquee Lights Competition - Finalist in short screenplay category.
  • 2015 The Department - Half hour studio sitcom.
  • BBC Writersroom - Longlisted for Comedy Scriptroom 9 (top 4%).
  • Readthrough - held at The Poor School
  • 2015 The Big Bang Theory: The Apocalypse Mandate - Spec script for 'The Big Bang Theory'.
  • Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writing Contest - Finalist
  • Scriptapalooza TV 2014 - Quarter finalist
  • Big Break Screenwriting Contest 2014 - Quarter finalist
  • Nickelodeon Writers Program 2014 - Semi finalist
  • 2015 Newsjack - Topical comedy show on BBC Radio 4Extra.
  • Topical sketches - material sold for series 10 and 11
  • 2015 Storm House (screenplay) - 80 page TV pilot original written as the final submission for my MA, mentored by Andrew Cartmel.
  • Blue Cat Screenplay competition - Semi finalist
  • Sceenwriting Goldmine Awards - Quarter finalist
  • 2014 Anglian Water Alliance Consequences Session - Educational play commissioned for three-day event.
    2014 Leopard Drama Internship - Two week internship with TV production company.
    2014 The Green Ghost - Short play.
  • Pint-Sized Plays - Shortlisted

  • Fringe Shows

    2016 Hey Hey 16K - A two man rock opera starring MJ Hibbett (and Steve). In the summer of 2015 it was performed at the Edinburgh and Camden Fringe Festivals and has since toured around the country.
  • DVD release - available now from Go Faster Stripe.
  • Buxton Fringe Festival - short-listed for Best Comedy.
  • 2014 Total Hero Team - Two man musical about superheroes.
  • Buxton Fringe Festival - short-listed for Best New Writing and Best Comedy.
  • 2012 Moon Horse VS The Mars Men Of Jupiter - Two man musical.
    2011 Dinosaur Planet - One man show, full cast play and all-star rock opera concept album.
    2009 My Exciting Life In ROCK - One man show about a life in rock and roll.

    Current Projects

    2018 Storm House: The Utopians - Novel - sequel to Storm House
    2018 8 Billion Blonde Haired Handsome Men - Novel, adapted from and expanding upon 6 Billion To One.

    Courses

    2017 Thinking Teaching - Teaching course run by the Teaching and Learning Exchange through UAL.
    2017 Writing A Book - One day course for academic writing, provided by ThinkWrite UK.
    2015 Chris Head Stand-Up Course - 10 week course ending with a performance.
    2014 BBC Radio Comedy Workshop - Hackney Empire.
    2014 Exploring Story Through Musicals - Musical Theatre Network.
    2014 The Year Of Experimentation - Central St Martins.
    2014 Musical Theatre Initiative Weekend - Theatre Royal Stratford East.
    2014 Writing Comedy - Lots of Laughs - De Montfort University.
    2014 Net Profit: Make Your Own Web Show - Danny Stack & Dave Cohen
    2014 Writing Comedy for Radio - James Cary & Dave Cohen

    Conferences

    2018 Space Invaders - 40 Earth Years - Speaking on a panel for the "Space Invaders - 40 Earth Years" exhibition at the Centre for Computing History.
    2018 De/Recontextualizing Characters: Media Convergence and Pre-/Meta-Narrative Character Circulation - Winter School at the University of Tuebingen, presenting 'Comics And Transmedia In The Marvel Age (1961-1987): Doctor Doom As Hyperdiegetic Hero'.
    2017 The Eighth International Graphic Novel, Comics Conference and Bandes Dessinées Society Conference - Presenting a paper: 'Latverian Incursions: Dr Doom and Cold War Politics'
    2017 Frame:Works - Co-organiser and session chair for one day comics event.
    2016 Imperial ARC Annual Conference - Co-presenting 'Antimicrobial Resistance Data Visualisation'
    2015 Transitions 6 - New Directions In Comics - A symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics, comix, manga and bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.
    2015 Fantasy/Animation 2015 - A conference on medium, media and genre.
    2014 The Big Comedy Conference - All day event at The Clerkenwell Centre.
    2014 London Screenwriters' Festival - Weekend of panels and session at Regents University London, including a half day topical comedy workshop with Ged Parsons.
    2014 CMU:DIY @ Roundhouse Rising - Panelist for the 'Building A Fanbase' session.
    2012 The Great Escape, Brighton - Panelist for the 'DIY Artists - Getting Started' session.

    Short Films

    2016 Monday To Friday - Web series written and performed with John Dredge.
  • Series online - All three episodes available to watch as a YouTube playlist.
  • 2015 The Dredge/Hibbett Conunundrum - Compilation of the best of the first series of The Dredge Hibbett Conunundrum, co-written with John Dredge.
  • First series completed - available to view on the Dredge/Hibbett Conunundrum Facebook and YouTube pages.
  • 2015 You Need Knees - A presentation from The Knee Marketing Board.
  • Loco Local Comedy Festival - shown as part of film festival
  • 2015 The Date - Short comedy film co-written with John Dredge.
  • 60 seconds or less video festival - accepted for showing
  • 2015 The Lunch Break - Short comedy film written with John Dredge.
    2013 The Christmas Party: The Back-Up - Episode of a webseries created with fellow MA Students.
















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