Scriptwriter, producer and comic actor Graham Duff gives master classes for our literature students.
15 Aug 2013
This December, the students on our courses in Literature at Brighton are looking forward to a visit from the faculty's ex-student Graham Duff. Scriptwriter, producer and comic actor, Graham will give creative writing master classes and is one of a series of expert visiting lecturers on the course.
Graham, who presented at Screen South's Stories for Screen Conference earlier this month, graduated with a BA(Hons) Expressive Arts (Music) in 1985. He has created a thrilling and highly individual body of work for TV and radio, often taking inspiration from the worlds of music, horror, sci-fi and art house cinema.
Senior lecturer in Creative Writing, Jess Moriarty, said: “Graham is a genuine inspiration and we are thrilled that he is working with students to develop ideas and enhance their creative work”.
Graham’s scripts are known for their pushing of comic genre boundaries and attract some of the biggest names in British comedy, including Johnny Vegas, Mark Gatiss, Julia Davis, Steve Coogan, Ben Miller and Simon Pegg.
He uses a range of cultural references to inspire his writing, producing scripts that draw on the sit-com genre but then explode into unknown worlds that are permeated by the surreal, hilarious and utterly bizarre.
The Stories for Screen Conference included creative workshops, discussions, screenings and storytelling for film and TV as part of Cine City’s Brighton Film Festival.