Nicola Pennicott-Hall

Nicola Pennicott-Hall

Freelance Screewriter

  • Location: Manchester
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I recently graduated from the University of Salford, with a Master of Arts Degree (with Merit) in Film Screenwriting and I am eager to continue with my induction into this world and to learn more.

My experience with reading scripts, comes from two years drama school training in London and, in more recent times, working on both stage and screen as an actor. I worked alongside the Far West Theatre Company at the Buxton Fringe in 2015, operating both as a proof reader and assistant director. Whilst my Master of Arts Degree gave me a wealth of experience and information, I quickly learnt to create comprehensive storyline arcs, as well as how to proof read, report and amend and write up treatments and synopses.

Throughout my life I’ve had a passion for reading which informs and inspires my own writing and continuously strengthens my command of English. I have been called upon to proof read church documents and to research and to amend spelling and grammar. I am computer literate and competent with applications such as Celtex, Word and Excel.

Whilst I love reading, I also enjoy watching well-crafted and exciting film and TV and this is the kind of work I strive to create and I am inspired by.

I am a committed and reliable team player who works hard to complete any task that is allocated to me to a consistently high standard. I find it easy to multi-task across different projects and, due to my experiences an actor, I am used to being flexible and can learn and recall many things at once. I am told that I am a good listener and highly value confidentiality. I work confidently in stressful, deadline based situations and I am able to communicate across a broad range of ages. I am enthusiastic, determined and energetic.

Work History

Social Media Manager and Assistant Director - Far West Theatre

Jul 2015 - Present

Professional Actor and Screenwriter - Self Employed

Sep 2010 - Present

Youth and Children's Worker - Diocese of Chester

Sep 2010 - Present

Teaching Assistant - St Matthew’s Primary School, Stretton

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Assistant Stage Manager - The Bridge Theatre Training Company

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Head of Front of House - The Bridge Theatre Training Company

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Entertainer - Apple Jack’s Farm

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Education

Film Screenwriting - Masters - University Salford

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015

Two Year Acting - N/A - The Bridge Theatre Training Company

Sep 2008 - Jul 2010

Performance Studies, Theatre Studies, Religious Studies, General Studies - A Level - Sir John Deanes, Northwich

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008

Skills

  • Acting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Children
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Script and Screenwriting

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