After accidentally pursuing a 19 year career in the IT industry, Keith* began to explore the possibility of a long mooted career change in 2008.

In August of that year he completed an open studies course – Screenwriting 1: An Introduction to Writing for Film and Television – at Edinburgh University.  He then attended, and passed, the follow up accredited course – Screenwriting 2: Script Development – in January 2009.  Keith is now a graduate of the Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, having successfully completed their MA Screenwriting programme.

Since August 2009 Keith has had four short films produced, mainly via the Shooting People website, and has enjoyed some festival success with them, including two Best Short awards.

A serial screenwriting competition/development scheme bridesmaid he has reached the final stages of the Screenwriting Goldmine competition (three times), the Red Planet Prize, Cascade Media’s Writers Couch initiative, EIFF’s Network scheme, Little Brother Productions Big Opportunity, Circalit’s Nick Santora Screenwriting Competition (winner), and Screen Academy Scotland’s lo-fi film development scheme.

In December 2010 Keith was selected as part of a five man writing team tasked with creating a new British sitcom for DLT Entertainment Ltd. Sound impressive? Nothing ever came of it.

In March 2011 his “laugh out loud funny” short script, Fatherly Dating Tips #1,  won the London Comedy Writers Festival Laugh a Minute competition.

In June 2012 he was selected to be part of a pool of writers tasked with creating a new sitcom for a successful UK production company. Sound impressive? Yeah, well nothing ever came of that either. Ho-hum.

But enough about me – how are you?

*Keith would like it to be known that he doesn’t normally refer to himself in the third person. It’s weird.