My name is Abbie Allen and I am a 23 year old Writer from Warwickshire that enjoys writing Spy, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural and Crime stories in either a script format or as novels. I also have Asperger Syndrome that helps me to be incredibly focused and organised, pick out the tiniest of details and see the world from a whole new perspective. I believe myself to be a self-motivated individual whom strives to make projects work off my own back instead of waiting for others to do the work for me. I would love to build upon my experience and become a Writer/Producer, but I feel that I need more experience in my field to be able to make that step up.
I studied BA Scriptwriting at the University of South Wales (USW) in Cardiff, graduating in 2017. Whilst at USW some of the modules I studied were in Script Editing, Script Reading and how to format TV, Film, Radio and Theatre scripts. I have been on other courses to develop my filmmaking skills, including “Foot In The Door: Film Skills” in 2017-18 which helped me make my first short film. I am a member of the Producers’ Forum based in Birmingham and I am also a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. I have made two short films, both with a nomination at the Birmingham Film Festival two years consecutively, and I helped to make a feature film in the role of Production Assistant. In the future I’d like to be able to make as many films as I can along the themes of self-identity, self-confidence and empowering disabilities, no matter the genre. I hope that further into the future I can help other people with their ideas and develop their scripts to be the best version they can be.
My production credits include short film “Anything” (which was nominated for Best Short Film at the Birmingham Film Festival 2018), short film “Sensory Minefield” (that is about to start travelling the film festival circuit and was nominated for Best Micro Short at the Birmingham Film Festival 2019) and feature film “A Kidnap” (which is in Post-Production, with Abbie in the role of Production Manager).
I realised that the path to becoming a writer can be hard and lonely, so I have tried to give back and help others to do the same. During my time at University I learned about scripts and editing them, so now has the opportunity to offer my services as a Script doctor to help others make their scripts the best they can be.