The story so far...
JODY MEDLAND has worked as a freelance writer, author and screenwriter in London for nearly 20 years, collaborating with various well established names and brands.
His work experience began in television, where he wrote commercials for clients such as The Times, Kellogg’s, Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, T-mobile and SKY.
Jody continued his growth by writing and directing several short films, starting with Over the Edge, which was shown to much acclaim at BAFTA. His love and passion for creating original work also led him to teach creative writing at extra-curricular drama schools The Pauline Quirke Academy and Theatrix, where he was highly praised for his contribution.
In 2012, Jody won a Gold Medal at the prestigious Race for Apps competition in London for his live-action interactive game Track the Ripper. He also created an interactive learning resource, titled AD-SKL – a concept that Wolverhampton Council funded him to develop.
In 2012, Jody wrote his debut feature film The Adored, which went on to enjoy worldwide distribution, winning Best Film at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa as well as earning three official selections in Poland, Germany and the USA.
In 2015, Jody released his debut paperback novel The Moors, which led Pen Works Media into a brave and exciting new era.
Jody’s interactive novel The Somerton Man is due for release towards the end of 2017, and he has also been commissioned to write a TV Pilot, titled Shadow Empire.
Furthermore, Jody has written two plays – The Architect and The Intruder, which are expected to be released in 2018, so watch this space . . .
How the industry feels about Jody . . .
“Jody is one of the most talented, exciting and original new writers of his generation.
Sensitive, inventive, reliable and conscientious – he’s a talent
to watch out for in the future.”
John Altman, Actor
“…writing of the very highest standard.”
Richard Curtis, Writer
“How he manages to write such strong roles for women is extraordinary.”
Sophie Winkleman, Actress
“Many writer/directors possess vision and audacity, but lack the skill to bring it to screen. Jody
is both a romantic and a realist – a combination that allows him to thrive.”
Steve Bendelack, Director
“An unstoppable mind with unchartered charisma. A true modern entrepreneur.”
Irene East, Casting agent
“Has a deep understanding of structure and the realities of
screenwriting as a whole. A pleasure to work with.”
Jonathan Hall, Core writer on Doctors
“Never before have I known a writer to deliver such quality at speed.”
Kate Aldridge, Producer at Perry Pictures
“It’s not often the characters pull you in like they do in a Jody Medland script.”
Ione Butler, Actress in The Adored
“I’ve never met anybody who creates opportunities like Jody Medland.”
Matt Loudon, Producer & Director at Recipe
“Working with Jody was an amazing opportunity. The knowledge and experience
gained has been invaluable and my confidence and writing skills have significantly blossomed.”
Rachael Kelly, Student
“Jody is a writer of such innovation and imagination.
I can’t wait to get his vision on the screen.”
Olga Barr, Managing Director of One Eyed Dog
“Tenacious and brave. It won’t be long before everybody knows his name.”
Tania Cheslaw, Literary editor
“As a screenwriter, a teacher and a man, Jody Medland is
on a whole other level.”
Peter Jarrette, Author of Brighton Babylon