My name is Abbie Allen and I am a 24 year old Writer from Warwickshire that enjoys writing Spy, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural and Crime stories in either a script format or as novels. I also have Asperger Syndrome that helps me to be incredibly focused and organised, pick out the tiniest of details and see the world from a whole new perspective. I believe myself to be a self-motivated individual whom strives to make projects work off my own back instead of waiting for others to do the work for me. I would love to build upon my experience and become a Writer/Producer, but I feel that I need more experience in my field to be able to make that step up.
I studied BA Scriptwriting at the University of South Wales (USW) in Cardiff, graduating in 2017. Whilst at USW some of the modules I studied were in Script Editing, Script Reading and how to format TV, Film, Radio and Theatre scripts. I have been on other courses to develop my filmmaking skills, including “Foot In The Door: Film Skills” in 2017-18 which helped me make my first short film. I am a member of the Producers’ Forum based in Birmingham and I am also a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. I have made two short films, both with a nomination at the Birmingham Film Festival two years consecutively, and I helped to make a feature film in the role of Production Assistant. In the future I’d like to be able to make as many films as I can along the themes of self-identity, self-confidence and empowering disabilities, no matter the genre. I hope that further into the future I can help other people with their ideas and develop their scripts to be the best version they can be.
I have a full clean driving licence.
Coronavirus basic awareness on production training
3rd July 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Writer for 4-part TV Series "Happiness...Is It A Route To All Evil?" - Anthony C Green
Jun 2019 - Present
Production Manager for Feature Film "A Kidnap" - Greenhough Films
Apr 2019 - Present
Volunteer Theatre Technician - Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton
Jun 2015 - Present
Volunteer Live Broadcast Assistant for the Awards Gala - Birmingham Film Festival
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
Writer/Producer of short film "Sensory Minefield" - Abbie Allen
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019
Subtitles for Feature Documentary "My Life On Camera" - Sib Ali
Mar 2019 - May 2019
Scriptwriter for London 48 Hour Sci-Fi Short Film Challenge - CG Media
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Scriptwriter, Camera Operator & Producer for short film Anything as part of Foot In The Door Film Skills course - Producer's Forum & Creative Alliance
Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
Audience Mic Operator & Camera Operator for An Audience With Gareth Edwards - Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton
Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
Scriptwriter and Producer of 5 part murder mystery radio project - Dragon Radio (University of South Wales' student radio station)
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Get In Focus Mentoring - Mentor Program - Pip Piper
May 2020 - Jun 2020
Script Analyst Intern [Unpaid] - Internship - Write Movies [Remotely]
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019
Foot In The Door Film Skills - Apprenticeship - Creative Alliance & Producer's Forum
Oct 2017 - Feb 2018
Scriptwriting - BA - University of South Wales, Cardiff
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Performing Arts (Acting) - BTEC - North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Hinckley
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Various - GCSEs - Blue Coat Church of England Secondary school and Music Academy, Coventry
Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
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Script Assistant at Brown Bag Films, currently working with Nickelodeon on Nella The Princess Knight.
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