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Currently seeking essay-writing gigs. 1986: made my first short movie on video at age 4 - a horror about a monster. wrote, printed and bound my first 10-page short novel. 1993: began designing card game mods and physical games; also writing design documentation for a pen-and-paper rpg. 1995: wrote my first 300+ page novel. 1997: 98% in high school algebra exam. 2000: Certificate in Television, Theatre and Radio - major in making short movies on video for tv and working at the tv station as camera operator, producer and audio technician. Minors in crewing, performing and co-writing for a children's play that toured local primary schools by bus. And working as a radio dj, ad writer/programmer/developer, PR, radio station technician, audio production, street interviews. 2002: rewrote my first novel as a short novel. 2003: rewrote a short story I had written in my last year of high school in '99, as a tv pilot script and sent it to my national TV station. They called me up on the phone to discuss the potential of developing my script, but they decided they didn't have the budget for my vision. 2008: while struggling with a mental illness enrolled in Polytechnic again. wrote my first 3 screenplays. 2011: Bachelor of Applied Arts in Creative Writing: Screenwriting specialisation 2012: won a mentorship sponsored by the New Zealand Society of Authors with a professional author - for my novel in development. 2013: (2.5yrs) Diploma of Art and Creativity with Honours in 2D digital art and art direction. Finished my 2nd novel. wrote, produced and edited 5 short movies on video without funding. 2014: shelved my 2nd novel, turned half of it into a stage play which was well-received, but turned down as too novelesque. 2015: began turning my play into a screenplay. wrote two more short novels. began learning computer game programming. 2018: began rewriting 10 full-length manuscripts. started a few new novels and screenplays. started learning cartooning and amped up my computer programming self-study. volunteered as an art gallery shop manager. also associate producer on a student-run post-apocalyptic mmo adventure indie video game that was not completed. 2019: finished my play-turned-screenplay. began submitting manuscripts to agencies, producers, contests. started writing comics and games. began increasing my self-study in javascript, rpg maker, game modding and cartooning (adobe photoshop and adobe illustrator). My work has spanned screenplays, stage plays, non-fiction, fantasy maps, novels, animation, e-courses, cartoons and comics, game and amusement narratives, songs for video, micro-budget movie-making, design art, digital product design — having realised first-hand the benefit of writing as a recovery and healing process, I am involved in the mental health community; which has welcomed me as a friend and supporter for years. I am an active member of the open source software/hardware community. I have backed over 75 projects on Kickstarter.
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