James Donnelly

James Donnelly

keyboard jockey

  • Location: Lincoln
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Film & Television Graduate, Writer, Web Journalist & Music Producer. I specialise in the connections between media, ideology & politics. I have 8 years of Film & TV  experience, through A-Levels, BTEC & now Degree level.

I also have experience of practical film-making, online journalism & script-writing, with a series of short films, well received academic work and online articles under my belt.

I have had written work published on The Critique (as well as it's Academia page), Kettle Magazine & Activist Academic sites. I am increasingly interested in the practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Looking for any experience to grapple with cultural, political and theoretical aspects of the media, culture & politics.

Always professional and dedicated to any production. Looking to guide my way up the ladder before I enter the professional world or potential post-graduate study.

Former Politics editor for kettlemag.co.uk

aka Abbrev.

Abbrev. is a Musician. 

Abbrev. tries to replicate the noises heard in it's head and make songs out of them.

Abbrev. is a tall creature than can be seen huddled around small glowing screen, nodding its head to hypnotic beats and synthesised waveforms.

Abbrev. writes and produces it's tracks single-handedly.

Abbrev. likes the basic, yet strange sounds. Abbrev.'s tracks all seem to start one way and end another. Abbrev. likes to experiment and likes to write and record within a week.

Some would say Abbrev. is prolific, others would say it rushes.

Work History

Contributing Writer - Kettle Magzaine

Nov 2014 - Present

Politics editor - Kettle Magazine

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Events Team Leader - ReCoup

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Data Systems Technician - Anglian Water

Mar 2008 - Nov 2008


Film and Television - BA - University of Lincoln

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

Film & TV Production - BTEC - Peterborough Regional College

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Film Studies - A-Level - Peterborough Regional College

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009

English Literature - A-Level - Peterborough Regional College

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008


  • Blogging
  • Scriptwriting
  • Academic Writing
  • Cultural Theory
  • Current Affairs
  • Customer Service
  • film theory
  • Media Production
  • Music Production
  • Philosophy