Module Leader, MA Writing for Script & Screen
John has worked in the film and media sector for fifteen years. He started his career as a trainee second assistant director for Irish film and television productions, including working on documentaries relating to environmental issues. John has also had a successful career as a post-production specialist, first as a visual effects artist, and then as an editor and motion graphics specialist. In 2006, he became the head of post production for a leading European stock production company, working closely with Getty Images and other industry leaders to produce transmedia content for the BBC and Fox Sports, to name a few. As a screenwriter, John has collaborated with award winning filmmakers in Ireland and the UK to produce short films, games and web content. In 2015, he won the best national short award at the Underground Film Festival in Ireland for his film Still Life. Since then, John has founded a production company, The Script Department and a successful podcast of the same name that showcases the work of screenwriters in the form of script readings with voice actors. Since completing his PhD in screenwriting studies in 2018, John’s post-doctoral research investigates the remediation of the screenplay and the screenwriter’s role in the contemporary screen industries.