I write stories, scripts, and exhibition text
I write exhibition text for museums and visitor attractions, adverts, comic strips, film and television scripts (with my brother Rob), and short stories. Below are a few professional and personal writing projects. I also wrote all the content for the exhibitions that I have designed at London Zoo - you can find out about those on the Exhibition Design page of my website.
GREENPEACE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPLORER
I wrote some VR film scripts and in-app copy for Greenpeace's amazing new virtual reality app. You can download it (and donate a small amount of money to get a beautiful Greenpeace VR headset) here.
WORKING FOR THE BIG MAN
My brother and I wrote a pilot for an audio sitcom, that was produced by Audible with the brilliant Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu and Mitch Benn playing the lead roles. Have a listen:
THE INCREDIBLE TALKING SPIDER
I wrote a monologue for a tarantula. It was voiced by comedian hero god Stewart Lee, who added a tiny sprinkling of improvisation. You can listen to it in situ in London Zoo (by the tarantula tank in the new spider exhibit), or here:
And here's Sir David Attenborough listening to it:
I was commissioned to write the exhibition text for the new Jurassic Seas exhibit at Sea Life Brighton. I have also researched and written a good couple of hundred fish species labels for various Sea Life centres around the world, which has done wonders for my general fish knowledge...
A TERRIBLE DATE IN WORLD HISTORY
A short story about a bad date in an Essex nuclear bunker (PDF)
VERY FIRST MAN ON MARS
A short story about a frustrating shuttle journey. Bizarrely, although I wrote this almost a decade ago, I decided to make Donald Trump the POTUS. He's only in it very briefly but I didn't really know anything about him at the time or think that he would actually go on to threaten humanity. May have to do a rewrite. (PDF)
THE EXTENSION CABLE
A strange short story about an extension cable based mystery (PDF)
THE FLY UNDER THE UMBRELLA
A short story about a roller coaster friendship with a fly (PDF)