FREELANCE WRITER. JOURNALIST, AND SCRIPT READER – FAN OF SCI-FI AND CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES – YSTV'S BEST DRESSED MEMBER 2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

On 26.7.13 by KieronMoore in , , , , , ,    No comments
Hi there, hello, good afternoon.

I’ve recently finished my second year of university. It would be a cliché to say it’s gone quickly, and, indeed, would be untrue. It feels like two years since I started, and it has been two years. It’s good to know I have an accurate perception of time. In what will both feel like and actually be one year from now, I’ll be graduating with a BSc in Film and Television Production and hopefully with some career prospects.

Ah, career. That’s a thing. Luckily, I’m the kind of person who hates having nothing to do and so have been building up experience over the summer. University has helped me realise that writing for and about film and TV is what I want to do. Next week I start the first part of an internship at Starburst Magazine (check them out - they're a very useful source of genre news, and some of it is written by me), then I’m off to swan around London while doing some work for VHA Literary Agents, and then, after a brief holiday, I’ll be back at Starburst for another two weeks.

In what time I have left, I’m working on some of my own projects, so thought I’d update the blog by shamelessly plugging some of the things I’ve been working on.

My second year film, Gynoid, is currently being sent out to festivals. Which is cool. Hopefully, it'll have some screenings late this year and people will see it and like it and give me rewards.

I’m currently Head of Presentation at YSTV, and am helping write a Thick Of It-style sitcom entitled Union. It's set in a student union and should be a lot of fun, as long as my student union doesn't take offence. Look out for that to hit the web-waves late this year.

I’m also co-writing a play. It’s called Doctor in Distress and is inspired by the classic charity single (see below). The play explores what it means to be a Doctor Who fan, faded stardom, and just how stupid the Colin Baker era was. I've never written a play before and it's been a fun, Baileys-fuelled, and interesting experience, with different challenges than writing for the screen - fitting all the action onto one set, for example. We’re looking into routes to have it produced, so look out for this, as long as Colin Baker doesn't take offence.



And, finally, as I mentioned earlier this week, I've started a graphic novel for Camp NaNoWriMo. It's called Reich and probably won’t get finished.

Oh yeah, and I may start work on a script for my third year film sometime soon. I really do have an annoying habit of making myself busy.


Hopefully, at least one of these projects will be successful and I'll have a good life ahead of me. Thinking about the future is scary. I have no idea where I'll end up a year from now. But who does?

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