Writer & Photographer

Hi everyone. Thanks for checking out my website. I’m a writer and photographer and here are a few things I’ve done.

Apps

I am the creator and writer of the Movie Map London, the ultimate movie locations app for iPhone. It really doesn’t cost very much so pick it up here from the App Store

Books

I’m the author of the The Glass Book, a novel completed in 2007. This was my debut novel and you can check it out on the Kindle right now.

Film History

I have two degrees: a Bachelor's in Film & English from the University of Southampton and a Master's from Birkbeck, University of London.

There I focused on researching and writing about film history, specialising in silent cinema. I wrote extensively about the Swedish silent films of Victor Sjöström and the reception of Charlie Chaplin’s movies in Britain during WWI.

I have been published by both the British Film Institute and Routledge.

In the past I have worked on two blogs, A Year in the Dark and The Classic Film Show.

Drama

In 2002 I wrote, directed and performed in two plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. These were Waiting for Superman and Word of Mouth. In 2003 I returned with The Monster Opera.

I have an unproduced screenplay called The Dime Detective, a crime thriller set during the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Contact me if you’d like to read it.

Radio

I have been featured on BBC radio as a classic film expert for a variety of shows including an interview on The Richard Bacon Show.

Photography

I have been photographing for a number of years and am currently working on The City Project, images of cities and the buildings you find there. You can buy prints here.

Career

Since 2007 I have been the Senior Content Editor at Blinkbox.com.

 Photograph by Christian Hayes.

Photograph by Christian Hayes.

 Photograph by Christian Hayes.

Photograph by Christian Hayes.

 Photograph by Christian Hayes.

Photograph by Christian Hayes.

 Photograph by Christian Hayes.

Photograph by Christian Hayes.