Rick has an Engineering Masters from Cambridge University and a film-making degree from EICAR (Paris). In addition to writing, he has a secondary career as a corporate strategist.
He is an experienced screenwriter and playwright, as well as having been a paid script doctor, copywriter, screenwriting teacher and copy editor. He has created plays for adults, teens and children, which have been produced in Europe and Asia, reaching more than 80,000 audience members so far. His short story, “The not-so-human soul”, was published in an anthology in 2018. He has also worked on large corporate communications documents, including as coordinator of the London 2012 Olympic Bid document, and as a contributor to the London Climate Change Action Plan.
Since winning the Barnet Scriptwriting Award in his early twenties, he has won several awards for his writing, most notably Best Script for “Dig Deeper” at the Newport International Film Festival, and the IMDb Script to Screen Award for his short film “Put Down”. His microbudget thriller “Shutters Down” was semifinalist of the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Final Draft’s Big Break Award, and Scriptapalooza.
Rick speaks fluent Spanish, and was recently sworn in as a magistrate for North London.