I co-founded Somerset based production company Audio Factory with Dave Perry and through that I have gained series creator, writer and producer credits on two series for BBC CBeebies Radio titled 'Poppy's Play Dates' and the upcoming environment educational programme 'Eddie Green and his Friends.' Being involved in these projects has by far been the highlight of a professional career in which I am proud to have built a list of credits as a producer and director in the field of audio, notably for audiobook productions for three New York Times bestselling authors including the phenomenal Michael Crichton. I’ve also gained invaluable writing and narrative structure experience working with filmmaker James Barber on corporate film productions.

For me, scriptwriting is the priority and everything else in the career comes second to that. Whilst I’m eternally grateful for my time working with BBC CBeebies, I’m constantly making strides towards realising my ambitions to write content for television and film and for an adult audience. Over the past 18 months I’ve invested time into developing new material and financially by taking scriptwriting courses, purchasing scriptwriting books and using a script reading and feedback service to hone my craft. I have also collaborating with the aforementioned filmmaker to create shorts.

A five part series of films ‘The Awkward Conversations We Have’ proved to me I could create entertaining content for an adult audience; James and I set up our own screening in our hometown of Glastonbury in which over 150 people attended and although I’ve never been more nervous in my life, the rush I got from the laughter and reception evoked by these comedy films has further ignited my passion for this content creation hobby that I can now call a career.

The final film in the series has recently been officially selected for Plymouth Film Festival 2015 in the ‘Best Of The South West’ category, but having written it in 2012 and filmed it at the end of 2013, I know that I can raise the standard of my work and I believe I am now producing some of my best content.

I also have extensive experience in copywriting and journalistic writing having owned Glastonbury and Street based community magazine The Basis for three years for which I wrote the majority of content in my role as editor. I presented over 60 local people with opportunities to write for the magazine, allowing them to build their portfolio and hone their craft. Contributors have gone on to write for NME, Central Somerset Gazette and Bristol City match day programmes et al. I also developed exciting commercial links with gig venues including O2 Academy Bristol and the likes of Burger King, Frankie & Benny's, Clarks Village, Millfield School, JD Wetherspoon and the Glastonbury Festivals Organisation. All have advertised in the publication.

In April 2014, I donated an entertainment based community magazine that I previously co-owned to a community and arts centre in Glastonbury. 'The Basis' is distributed to 6500 homes in the Street and Glastonbury area of Somerset and this donation was made on the grounds that a variation of internships would be offered to local people. These will include copywriting, journalism, graphic design, management, new media and web design.

I am also the founder of Bristol based online arts and entertainment magazine The Fix (www.thefixmagazine.com)

I am very approachable and open for collaboration, friendship and generally discussing all things creative.

View my website http://www.audiofactory.co.uk/portfolio

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Telephone: 07988 842 063
Email: arran@audiofactory.co.uk
Website: http://www.audiofactory.co.uk/portfolio

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