I completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia in 2012 and I have written for radio, TV, online, and advertising. I have developed stories with some of the UK's leading TV production companies, and have worked for Sky Arts, Sky One, the BBC, the Cartoon Network, Channel 4 and Disney XD. In 2016 I won the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and was a finalist in 2017. I am in discussions with Netflix about a project of mine.
A one-off I co-wrote about Muhammad Ali called The Greatest Of All Time was broadcast on Sky Arts in early 2017 as part of the Urban Myths season. It was an adaptation of a true story when he tried to talk a suicidal man down from a 9th floor ledge and was nominated for an International Emmy for Best Drama.
As well as winning the PAGE awards, I reached the last ten in the Write to Green Light competition, held by Lionsgate and Green Door productions for a one hour drama and have been shortlisted on many other contests.
I have edited for Radish fiction, a platform where stories are serialised. I edited on varying genres including fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, romance, and thriller.
I have also given masterclasses at UEA and the National Film and Television School, and I mentor students at the Central School of Speech and Drama while running workshops. I also sometimes work as a TV producer on some of the UK's biggest panel shows, and consult tech companies on how they can create empathy in A.I. I am currently on assignment at Google.
I live with my wife in London and enjoy going for walks because my legs decided running was a bad idea a few years ago. As well as fantasy I love crime novels and self-help books, as I gave up drinking and eating sugar a few years back. If you want someone who will help you to realise your vision and explain why certain steps need to be taken, then get in touch :)
You can see a fuller list of credits on my website.
Here is are some of my credits:
THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD (2018) - Writer on Sky One sitcom, series 2
CREATIVE WRITER AND STRATEGIST (2018) - Writing to create empathy in A.I for Google via Randstad
AN IRRESPONSIBLE FATHER'S GUIDE TO PARENTING - Script editor (2018) - Laurence Clark's Edinburgh show
THE ARRANGEMENT - Creator and writer (2017/2018) - 1 x 30 min sitcom script for Channel X
WASTE OF SPACE - Co-writer (2017) - 1 x 30 min sitcom script for Shiny Button
GO 8 BIT DLC - Writer (2017) - 10 x 30 min comedy entertainment scripts for DLT for Dave
SARAH AND LAYLA - Writer (2016) - 2 x 30 min drama scripts for Flying Elephant Films
THE GREATEST. OF ALL TIME - Co-writer (2016) - 1x30 min for Happy Tramp for Sky Arts Urban Myths season
SIBLINGS IN SPACE (2016) - 1 x 22 min Sitcom pilot script and treatment for Flying Elephant Films
ADBL FM - Head Writer (2015) - 1 x 30 min sketch show pilot for Pixiu Amazon Audible
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - Creator and writer (2015) - Pixiu panel show pilot for Amazon Audible
International Emmy nominated writer Mark Boutros, brings you a warm, humorous and sometimes dark fantasy about friendship; featuring magic, monsters, morons and more. A young man who has never fit in, searching for home before he is captured and killed.An oaf who watched his loved ones be brutally murdered, seeking vengeance. The last of her kind who can only talk in questions, wanting accepta... read more
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A full-time writer, columnist and best-selling author since 2002. I have penned 19 novels, published in the UK and internationally.
If you have a book in you, I can help. I am a ghostwriter and developmental editor well versed in both fiction and nonfiction.