Gareth is a British screenwriter based just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Born and raised in rural Hertfordshire, he lived in Greece for a while (trying to emulate Tom Cruise's bartending skills circa 'COCKTAIL') before moving into London. A year later, he was sent to Miami to open a new region for his UK-based employers. He quickly settled in America, moved to New York City and took up dual-citizenship.
For now, though, he has returned somewhat to those rural roots, with a house in the middle-of-nowhere and a writing studio surrounded by trees.
A secret writer all his life, Gareth found his voice through Screenwriting. After a couple of 'practice scripts', and private commissions, he felt ready to tackle 'IMMACULATE', a concept he'd first started as a novel in 2007. As a screenplay, it won the Grand Prize in the prestigious PAGE International Screenwriting Awards in 2015.
He is now working on a number of projects across different formats and genres, and will add the most notable here as-and-when they are announced.
"After miraculously healing a dying man in public, an orphan girl’s life is turned upside down by the media frenzy that ensues."
Grand Prize Winner 2015, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Under option by Mitchell Peck, Peck Entertainment.
In 2009, Gareth joined Lisa Maria Falcone's Everest Entertainment, a new production company with a groundbreaking mandate that prioritised creative vision, storytelling and passion above Hollywood commerciality. In just four years, Everest produced four critically-acclaimed pictures, were represented at the most prestigious film festivals in the world, accrued dozens of awards & nominations (including Academy Awards and Golden Globes), and maintained fiscal profitability - all while keeping the integrity of the mission.
Although initially hired for his business development and marketing/communications experience, the small team and startup spirit meant everyone shared the load. Gareth soon took on additional responsibilities including creative development and production functions. These comprised everything from reviewing scripts and proposals for consideration to working closely with filmmakers on casting & pre-production, operating on-set during principal photography, and consulting throughout the editing/post process.
Written/Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy. Starring James Franco.
Directed by Tom McCarthy. Written by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni. Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor and Alex Shaffer.
Written & Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon.