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Background: I'm a writer with an Irish father and Brazilian mother, so yes, I do enjoy a little João Gilberto with my whiskey. I was born in Spain and raised in London where I gained a B.Sc. in Environmental Geography from the London School of Economics; later, a Masters in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I lived in Joshua Tree for about two years. I now split my time between Los Angeles and London.


Journalism: I've covered art and pop culture for Dazed magazine, T magazine, Vulture, LA Weekly, the Village Voice and the LA Times amongst many others.

 

Books include "Kicking Up Dirt", the memoir of deaf motocross champion Ashley Fiolek, "Dirty Rocker Boys", the memoir of 90s Sunset Strip video vixen Bobbie Brown, and "Let There Be GWAR", the story of iconic shock rock band GWAR.

 

Screenwriting: I'm a member of the Writer's Guild of America, and have written several feature scripts, treatments and pilots, for myself and for clients. My autobiographical feature script "Mimi and Ulrich" reached the second round of the Sundance Lab 2015, earned me a spot on the Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab in 2016 and was the Winner of "Best Graduate Screenplay” at the Ivy Film Festival in 2016. It is now under option by Emma Comley and Sadie Frost's production company, Blonde to Black.

 

Scripts in development include "Granuaile", a film about Irish pirate queen Grace O'Malley adapted from a story by Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama); "W.O.W.", a punk rock biopic about Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics, developed with director Jonas Akerlund; and "Angels", an hour-long supernatural drama about Elizabethan magicians Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley. 

 

 

I'm passionate about independent cinema, underground music, couture, modern art, and the written word, from Anaïs Nin to Raymond Chandler.

 

 

Awards include

Second Round, Sundance Lab 2015; 

Next 100, Academy Nicholl Fellowships competition, 2016 

Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab 2016.  

Winner, Best Graduate Screenplay, Ivy Film Festival 2016.

 

 

Other:  I own a set of bagpipes that I cannot play.