Rachel Paterson  

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Screenwriter

@paterson_r

Repped by  Jago Irwin

@ Independent Talent

EXPERIENCE

 

I work with directors, producers, big brands and agencies, generating engaging content and spellbinding stories. I've had my work published in national magazines and newspapers, and broadcast on mainstream TV.

 

In a previous career I worked as a freelance factual producer, but for the last six years I've been writing. I started with short stories, moved on to short film and am now working on TV drama.

 

In November 2016 I was awarded a place on the BBC Shadow Scheme for Casualty, starting in 2017, and my script DIAMOND is currently a semi-finalist of the Final Draft Big Break Contest.

 

 

LOCATION

 

I'm a stone's throw from London.  

 

 

TRAINING

 

Oct 99 – June 02  English BA Hons, from Cambridge University

Jan 14 – May 14   Storytelling for Screen, with John Yorke

Jan 15 – July 15   Mentoring with Linda Aronson

Oct 15 –  Dec 15  LSF Talent Campus, mentoring with Philip Shelley

Nov 16 – present  BBC Shadow Scheme for Casualty

 

 

THE REST

 

I’ve worked in the courts in Kenya and Ghana, where I saw money change hands between people it shouldn’t, and chickens relieve themselves on judges’ desks. I’ve attended Security Council meetings in the UN in New York, filmed in the Moroccan desert, and sung Tippet in Jerusalem Cathedral.

 

After I graduated, I set up a successful PR company. For ten years I was one of four founding trustees of an education project that touched the lives of thousands of children in rural Kenya.

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