Editorial services include structural editing, copyediting, proofreading and MS reports, as well as development editing and project management for non-fiction.
Selecting projects, commissioning writers, overseeing the project from concept to completion/publication, including line editing, layout and design, sourcing images and contacts for filmmaker interviews etc.
● Series Editor - Midnight Movie Monographs: Commissioning and co-ordinating the writing, layout, design, and printing of Cult/Genre oriented Monograph series written by a mix of genre authors, critics and filmmakers. 7 books published to date and more commissioned for future - THEATRE OF BLOOD by Horror Author John Llewellyn Probert MARTIN by Critic Jez Winship DEATH LINE by Filmmaker Sean Hogan TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME by Author/Critic/Screenwriter Maura McHugh (Nominated for British Fantasy Award for ‘Best Non-Fiction’) SPIRITS OF THE DEAD by Film Critic/Historian Tim Lucas LES VAMPIRES by Author Tim Major, HORROR EXPRESS by Author John Connolly, THE BROOD by Critic/comics Artist Stephen R. Bissette, TOMMY by Author Kit Power. Future titles include: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS by Jez Winship, LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH by Lynda E. Rucker, THE TENANT by Samm Deighan, DR. JEKYLL AND THE WOMEN by Kat Ellinger, THE STONE TAPE by Fiona Watson, THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY by Angela Slatter, SANTA SANGRE by Jon Towlson, JUDEX Tim Lucas, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES by Kat Ellinger, POSSESSION by Maitland McDonagh, CARNIVAL OF SOULS by Stephen Bissette and more...
Writing pitch documents, outlines, treatments and scripts for a variety of clients, in particular Holy Mountain Productions, for Radio Documentaries and Documentary Series for Radio 4 and mercury award winning audio producer Daniel Smith, plus feature film development for independent filmmaker Andrew Griffin.
SYNOPSIS Thomas Nigel Kneale may not be a household name, but those who know him revere him. And those who don t know the name, will certainly have felt his influence. In many ways the father of television drama in the UK, he was also, in every way, a successor to H.G. Wells and M.R. James in his impact. The missing link in the genre chain that leads from Wells to J.G. Ballard. Why is he so li... read more
SYNOPSIS Dismissed as a gloomy and sentimental hack by American and British critics in his day, Edgar Allan Poe was nonetheless revered in France as a poete maudit and master of the short story by Charles Baudelaire, praised as a sublime poet by Mallarme, celebrated as a lucid theoretician of poet effects by Valery. The difference could not have been more stark. And yet, when the filmic poets ... read more
ABOUT THIS BOOK Remember watching Horror movies late at night, alone, in secret, when you you were just a child? The special thrill of forbidden fruit, the delightful dread that this one might cause nightmares . . . Is there one film that stands out for you? One film in particular that defines that experience? For author John Connolly, it's HORROR EXPRESS. But why? Why this one? What was it ab... read more
SYNOPSIS UK novelist Tim Major, author of YOU DON T BELONG HERE, has written a monograph on the sublime silent serial LES VAMPIRES, and in the process reignited my own obsession with its director Louis Feuillade, and Paris in that period. One of the reasons I always wanted to approach authors as well as critics for this series was precisely the hope that they'd bring a different angle to that ... read more
The temptation when examining TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (FWWM thereafter) is to become bogged down in the minutiae of its originating TV series, and lost in the labyrinthine theories which have sprung up across multiple online forums and discussion groups. TWIN PEAKS is one of the first true Cult TV shows that thrived upon fan interest in the nascent Internet era, and colonised space on th... read more
IMAGINE IF YOU WILL that the BFI had a disreputable cousin, a Northern Grindhouse with tastes a little darker and stranger. With staff who love their movies with a passion that borders on religious zeal, who know you by name and welcome you in as they throw the doors open at midnight. Whose programming runs the gamut of worldwide genre film making, praising the strange, the unusual, the weird ... read more
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