Karim Flint

Karim Flint

Screenwriter / Development AP / Researcher

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I’m a London based creative who’s passionate about what I do. I also play well with others, so I’m always looking to collaborate on smart, compelling and hopefully fun projects.

Since graduating from the London Film School I've worked on everything from documentary feature films, to comedy Web series. Working alongside some incredible creative talents I've developed a pretty diverse skill-set, though writing has always been my primary strength.

Over the years I've employed my literary abilities as both a journalist and a screenwriter. My articles have been published in print and online, and I've also gone on to option several screenplays.

As a freelancer for the Metro Online I wrote primarily for their entertainment section. My articles covered a range of pop culture subjects and events, and links to my work can be found at http://metro.co.uk/author/karim-flint-for-metro-co-uk/

As the winner of StoryCircus, an international competition for new screenwriting talent, my winning script BITE ME was optioned for 1,000,000 Yen by Marza Animation Planet, the Tokyo based feature film production arm of videogame developer Sega.

In 2014 I co-wrote, edited and published the WW1 graphic novel TO ARMS! Crowd-funded via Indiegogo the book featured work from over two-dozen international artists, and was profiled as part of the British Library’s Comics Unmasked exhibition.

More recently I’ve branched out into TV development. At Hey Buddy Films I helped shape both their factual and scripted slate. Pitching directly to major broadcasters my work with their development team secured us a 60min documentary commission on the U.S. gun lobby for BBC Factual.

I like to be involved in community projects, and at the SPID Youth Theatre I run classes for young people ages 8-25, teaching them the basics of screenwriting. Together we’ve created a series of 5min radio plays, which were performed by the kids and featured on SOAS Radio.

Radio is a medium in which I’ve become increasingly involved, and earlier this year I was invited to contribute to THE UNSEEN HOUR. Performed in front of a live theatre audience this sci-fi / comedy series went to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. My episode METIS can be found at https://www.unseenhour.com/listen/2017/5/31/6lykmyrq8208e6e76cs9pfpbk4x8qb-fbrbc-f933y-amd7x-gfz78

This year saw me becoming more involved in theatre, and I was awarded the inaugural drama seed fund from Previously... Scotland's History Festival. This initiative was set up to foster the development of new Scottish history plays with a cash grant, research and dramaturgical support. My play TUMBLING LASSIE will be performed at the festival in 2018.

SLAMinutes is a live event featuring the work of 30 artists, each of whom are given a week to prepare a 60sec performance piece on a current event topic. My micro-play DO PRIME MINISTERS DREAM OF ELECTORAL SHEEP was performed as part of the first show at The Crypt Gallery in King’s Cross.

Myself and two other mildly irritated creative types have formed Angry 3, an indie production company that will allow our extensive network of fellow freelancers to pool our resources. Currently we’re developing the feature film HALL MONITORS as part of Modern Tales, a BFI funded scheme for BAME, LGBTQ and women filmmakers.

Work History

Co-Founder / Screenwriter / Producer - Angry 3

Jan 2017 - Present

Freelance Reporter - Metro Online

May 2015 - Present

Script Facilitator - SPID Theatre

Aug 2016 - Feb 2017

Development AP / Researcher / Screenwriter - Hey Buddy Films

Mar 2015 - Nov 2016

Writer / Editor / Publisher - Limehouse Comics

Aug 2014 - Mar 2015

Freelance PA / Researcher / Casting Assistant - Smuggler

Oct 2013 - Feb 2015

Temp Office Admin / Production Assistant - Centre Screen Productions

May 2014 - Nov 2014

Screenwriter - Marza Animation Planet

Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

Campaign Consultant - Grand Visual

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013

Content Producer / Location Scout - Wimbledon Studios

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Studio Manager - Foreign Office Design

May 2011 - Feb 2012

Production Intern - Channelflip

Apr 2011 - May 2011

Story Editor / Researcher - Art Light Films

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Visitor Assistant - Natural History Museum

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010

British Museum - Membership Assistant

Jul 2010 - May 2010

Post Production Runner - Crow TV

Sep 2010 - Feb 2010

Newsroom Intern - GMTV

Sep 2008 - Oct 2008

Education

Screenwriting - MA - London Film School

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Cultural Studies - BA 2.1 - University of Leeds

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Scriptwriting
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Commercials
  • Digital Journalism
  • Filmmaking
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic Skills
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office
  • News
  • Picture Research
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Presenting
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Short filmmaking
  • Television
  • Television Production

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