Sometimes, perhaps once in every generation, a man comes along who is simply destined for greatness. It is ordained by the gods, written in the stars, mapped by forces beyond our mortal ken. This man is a force of nature; forged in fire, tempered by experience, and crafted to become the leader of men. He is a man for our time, a man for all times; a man, simply put, like no other.
When you meet him, tell him I said hello. In the meantime, let me introduce myself. My name is Richard, and I have absolutely no idea what I’m destined for. I used to think I knew, but it turns out that was just youthful optimism. Hey ho.
I consider myself a screenwriter, first and foremost, having spent my life worshipping at the altar of cinema. However, I am also currently involved in the creation of two novels. One is a purely solitary project; the other is a collaborative project with a published author. All that and, of course, this blog, which I hope you’re enjoying.
I’ve written eight screenplays; horror, romantic comedy and drama. Over the last few years I’ve touched success (albeit a rather light, teasing, touch) a couple of times. Two of my scripts were optioned before being dropped; one due to financial concerns, the other due to ‘creative differences’. A third is currently in the hands of a fairly well-known producer, and has been for an aeon.
I also won the Rocliffe writers forum contest at BAFTA in 2008, with a screenplay entitled Debunking Dad. I saw 10 minutes of my script performed by professional actors, after which I was the subject of a Q&A session with the audience. I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding nights of my life. So far (that’s a residue of that optimism I mentioned earlier).
My background is an artistic one, I studied Art and Design, and I design websites, specialising in simple sites for small businesses and first time authors. Check out my site at http://inspiredlambdesign.com if you want to know more.