Thanks for your good advice and your time at the ‘Meet the Agents’ event. Certainly food for thought there. To remind you - I was guy in the braces who cheekily asked if the panel would pitch their skills back to the audience.
Whilst I won’t hold you to our handshake deal I would like to just quickly give you an outline of who I am, my recent successes and future opportunities. The aim is to see if you agree that it would be beneficial to meet up and discuss how we could kick off even more opportunities together.
I started in short films with my greatest success being the writer of the BAFTA nominated film “Eight” directed by Stephen Daldry. This came about after I won the Jerwood Film Prize for young writers, judged by Emma Thompson, Richard Curtis, The Coen Brothers and others. Since then I have written and directed a strong catalogue of short films and animations that have been broadcast and shown at festivals worldwide.
Recently I have moved into features. Following on from a successful first visit to Cannes I have had one feature treatment optioned. I have also been commissioned to do an adaptation by RKO Pictures (New York). Having completed this work, which is currently being considered by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Orlando Bloom I am returning to writing a spec script, a post-modern love story. I want to hit the ground running when this is completed and am also looking for additional avenues of further work. Onwards and upwards and all that!
My main strength is in new cross-genre ideas and new structures. I am confident at selling and promoting myself as I am also regularly asked to create sales training materials for HSBC and many other companies.
I am proud of all my work to date and would be happy to share any of it with you before the meeting.
Obviously the stage before writing your letter is to think about what your best news is. Then think about what they are looking for. Only then can you concentrate on the overlap - where you will both work well together.