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Andy Sophocleous

Freelance Technical Writer, Screenwriter, & More

Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64276659232
8 Skills
I have worked as a writer for over 10 years but have a multi-disciplinary background as a producer, arborist, project analyst, software tester, actor, writer and stuntman. I also have 8 years of experience in advanced communication workshops for medical staff, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canterbury University and a Private Pilots License. All of this experienced makes me a well rounded and versatile writer, able to met any challenge. I am also available for work as a voice over artist. There is a voice over reel in my portfolio.

Voice Over:
Voice reel attached. I am also proficient in the following accents: Standard American, Southern American, Australian, English (various), Scottish, Irish, Russian, Italian, Latin American.

Technical Writing/Manual Writing:
When working in the finance sector, I completed extensive procedural and training documentation for the account reconciliation systems of ANZ bank, a major New Zealand financial institution.

Proposal Writing:
I have completed several pitch and proposal documents for various producers seeking production funding from major NZ television networks.

Fiction writing/Ghost writing
I have one completed 114000 word novel of my own under my belt and have worked on several projects writing on behalf of clients.

Screen writing/Comedy Writing:
I have actively pursued the study of the craft and I am an intuitive writer who also has a firm grounding in principals and structure. I have the ability to work professionally and meet deadlines.

Since I began screenwriting in 2004 I have written six feature films the last one, Crackheads, a feature length comedy, won best screenplay at the LA comedy festival, was an official selection in Austin, the writers festival and won best Independent Film at the NZ Film awards. I also have had a feature length project in development with the NZ Film Commission and a treatment optioned by Great Southern Television, a major NZ production company. I have completed 9 short films and taught a script writing course at MIT in Auckland.