Brandon Cartwright

  • Birmingham, West Midlands

Unit Publicist Application

Work History

Work History
Mar 2004 - Present

Freelance Screenwriter

Independent

Worked on various screenplays for Vertigo Films, Rebellion Developments and other independent UK based media production companies. Started working for free as an amateur and screenwriter in training but now generally get paid for my efforts. Thanks to my screenwriting efforts I was hired to direct two Citroen adverts for UK television. Still produce screenplays today when contacted by sources but to a lesser extent as I am interested in more publicist work.

Aug 2006 - Apr 2013

Showrunner

BBC One

Handled day-to-day operations for numerous TV shows including Sherlock, Luther and Little Britain. Have met and discussed with other popular UK runners such as Russell T Davies and Jed Mercurio. Developed script writing skills as well as production management skills. Garnered connections in BBC One and BBC Three's networks and studios. Initially gained role of showrunner from pitching ideas to BBC Drama Productions regarding plot ideas for various BBC drama TV shows. Departed from employers on good terms as I am interested in other areas of media production work.

Oct 2001 - Jan 2004

Freelance Journalist

Independent

Found work as a freelance journalist for local newspaper Birmingham Mail. Wrote articles for the Business Daily section and occasionally other various sections. Occasionally my articles would be featured on the front page and would sometimes be covered by different news broadcasters Gained this job after completing work as unit publicist for American Psycho. Departed from the occupation after it began interfering with my personal life and also my screenplays being discovered by production companies. Gained various connections on Fleet Street after my work for national press there.

1998 - 2001

Unit Publicist

Lionsgate Films

Worked on generating public awareness for 2000 film American Psycho. Organised interviews for the main cast and press releases. Worked closely with director Mary Harron and learned about new techniques regarding the production stages of motion pictures as well as techniques for gaining public awareness. Thoroughly enjoyed this job and wish to find more work regarding garnering public awareness for TV shows, films and video games.

Education

Education
Sep 1995 - May 1996

Economics and Management.

University of Oxford

Completed a short one year course at a 2:1 grade before moving on to finding work.

Sep 1992 - Sep 1994

90 Credit Extended Diploma in Creative Media

Solihull College

Completed a two year full diploma at distinction star grade.

Sep 1990 - Sep 1992

Business Analytics

Imperial College London

Completed a two year half course at A+ grade.

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Flexibility

My various job roles within my career have led me to working in different work environments and I am now flexible and adaptable when it comes to working various job roles in different situations

Time Management

I am good with my scheduling for different tasks and always finish work to a high standard before it is too late.

Verbal Communication

I am very encouraged and motivated to voice my opinions regarding particular matters in the workplace and expressing my ideas confidently in speech.

Co-operation

After years of working with all sorts of colleagues I am very efficient in working with groups, both generally and in a leading role.

General computer skills

Extremely capable with basic computer appliances such as Microsoft Office, browsing the internet, creating graphs / measurements, etc.

Imaginative

Often praised for my wild imagination for unique story-telling in my screenplays

Journalism

Up to date with current world events and can efficiently publish articles regarding the news.

Motivation

Highly motivated for work that interests me and most work regarding creative media for any stage of production thoroughly interests me.

Co-operation

Work very efficiently with work colleagues to complete tasks to high standards.

Advanced computer work (image editing, video editing, sound editing, website crafting, etc.)

Worked on logos and posters for social media usage for companies stated in work history. Have been using image editing programs since secondary school. Sometimes performed editing roles for small adverts and other videos for companies stated in work history. Have been using video and sound editing programs since secondary school but more so in college. Have heavily used advanced computer programs throughout career.