Michael Mortimer

Freelance Script Writer & Screenwriter

Location:York, York, United Kingdom
Website: http://youtu.be/SVY69VtB06Y
2 Skills
Michael Mortimer

To gain entry-level media experience where creative initiative, ideas and a genuine enthusiasm would allow me to progress.

February 10th 2012-ongoing
Writer for original comedy/drama content for UBTV Productions.
Script writer for 'Learners' 12x6 web series.
Script writer for 'Project 3' 12x6 web series.

October 10th 2011– December 1st 2011 Cre8 Media Productions
Script writer and performer for original web series ‘Channel Hopper’.
Script writer: Creator of original web series ‘Channel Hopper’.
Performer: Creator and performer of four ‘Channel Hopper’ characters.

October 1st- On-going Cre8 Media Productions
Script writer for original 8x6 web series ‘Can’t Stop Acting’.
Script writer: Creator of original web 8x6 series ‘Can’t Stop Acting’.

August 16 – On-going BAD – EYE – DEERS – ANIMATIONS
Script writer/editor for Hell’s Host animation series
Editor: Re-draft three existing episodes.
Script: Write original episodes to continue the series.
Collaborate: Create and develop ideas with team of writers, animators, directors and sound designers.

May 6 – June 18 2011 West Yorkshire Playhouse
Writer with the Ionian Enchantment:
Workshop: Creative writing workshop to create and develop ideas and story.
Research: Internet, TV, literature.
Writing: Creation of the theatre piece, ‘The Observer affects Observed.
Liaising with actors and director: Attending rehearsals, generating ideas for performance and overall direction.

March 2011- On-going Radio Rejects
Sketch writer
Writing: Creating and developing original comedy sketch scripts.
Research: Current affairs, TV, film, internet, papers.

September 2003 – June 2005 Wakefield College
Higher National Diploma in Theatre Studies
Distinction profile

September 2002 – May 2003 Edge Hill University
Creative Writing Course (Minor)

September 2000 – 2002 June Wakefield College
BTEC in Performing Arts

September 1993 – May 1998 Birkdale High school
6 GCSEs including 2 A grade and 2 B grade (including English)

Creativity: Writing TV, film, radio, stage play scripts and sketches, directing, set design, guitar, singing and song writing.
Research skills: Script, essay research via library/Internet; TV, current affairs.
Fast and proficient IT: Microsoft Office 2010, Firefox, Hotmail, HTML, and Gmail.
Problem solving: involvement in complex, low-budget projects, with time constraints.
Self-motivation/management: Daily writing exercises, writing to own deadlines.
Dependability: Always generate ideas. Always punctual. Always ambitious and pro-active.
Television: Watching intelligent drama, sport, comedy and documentaries.
New Media: Researching and exploring on the Internet; British comedy guide, an array of original script sites.

Music: Listening to many different genres of music and going to festivals and live events.
Theatre: Going to the theatre with friends;
Comedy: Going to as many stand-up and sketch group nights as possible.
Radio: Attending presenter training at York hospital radio.
Skills (2) Rating
Script Writing