Meet some of the members of ScriptTank (who are presented in no particular order).
Jim, a trained musician, was the first person to write a play online in the early days of the internet, and helped pioneering the write online philosophy on Naked Theatre. He also wrote verses to Haiku Headline of The Day, earning a regular audience of up to 50,000, but the theatre is real focus of Jim’s activities. Credits include Pictures in Babcia’s Head (Etcetera Theatre), Glass Hero (Edinburgh Festivals and The White Bear), Provenance Helpline (Etcetera Theatre and the Royal Academy of Arts as part of their Rembrandt’s Women) and The Opposite of Show Business (The White Bear, after a first reading at ScriptTank).
Stephen began making films with the UCLU Film Society, using the same 16mm cameras Christopher Nolan shot his first movies on. He is the recipient of Northern Ireland Screen’s Bill Miskelly award, and his short films have won several awards and have screened at over sixty international festivals, including the BFI London Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh and Palm Springs International Shorts Fest. His feature script The Survivalist was voted onto The Black List, a poll of Hollywood development and studio executive on the best spec scripts of 2012. He is currently in post-production on his BFI funded short film SLR, starring Liam Cunningham and Amy Wren. Stephen’s production company is Driver Films.
Katharine is has been a commissioned writer in TV and radio drama since 1994. She has written – and continues to write – for most of the top-rating TV dramas, including The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Doctors – and is developing a number of original projects. She has been nominated for Writers’ Guild Awards three times, outraged the Daily Mail numerous times, and wrote British TV drama’s first ‘gay wedding’ on Casualty for which she received praise, condemnation and a faxed bomb threat. Katharine is very involved in the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the main trade union for playwrights and screenwriters, including being Chair of the Guild from 2006-2009. She has taught screenwriting at a number of universities, including the London Film School and the Central School of Speech and Drama.
David is a theatre writer and director, with over thirty productions at Fringe and Off-West End venues, most recently the British premiere of It’s All True by Jason Sherman, a Time Out Critics’ Choice. His company, Instant Classics, received the Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award at the 2012 Peter Brook Empty Space Awards. His five-actor adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist was taken on national tour by the Love and Madness Theatre Company, and his short libretto, She Stops at Costas, was a finalist in the English National Opera New Voices competition. David is Literary Associate of the White Bear Theatre, and a visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of Middlesex.
Heralding from Australia and now based in London, Brett is a writer/producer who has successfully forged a career in TV production and social media. He’s developing several scripted digital series, and has written and produced several award winning short films, been an integral part of the production team on three series of the Australian TV comedy NEWStopia, and co-developed a government funded multi-platform series with Renegade Films. He is also a social media engagement moderator for one of the UK’s largest social media management companies, Tempero.