'Ricky Rouse Has A Gun! Jorg Ttittle Interview' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp: http://pulp365.com/2014/08/ricky-rouse-jorg-tittel-interview
'The Squidder! Ben Templesmith Interview' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp: http://pulp365.com/2014/07/the-squidder-ben-templesmith-interview/
'Guardians of the Galaxy: Where To Start?' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp: http://pulp365.com/2014/07/guardians-of-the-galaxy-where-to-start/
'Black Captain America! Fad? Or Rad?' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp: http://pulp365.com/2014/07/black-captain-america/
'Leicester Comic Con 2014' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp: http://pulp365.com/2014/07/leicester-comic-con-2014/
'In Your Eyes - Review' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp:
'Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Review' feature for pop culture entertainment site Pulp:
'Level Design Principles' article for computer tech and gaming site Gamers Nexus:
'Mercian Diaries' - a series of articles that make up a 'developer's diary' charting the production of the MMORPG 'Mercia: Fractured Realms for Lockwood publishing:
I am a writer and editor for the community driven pop culture entertainment site Pulp and section editor of their comic book zone.
I contributed to the back story, script, character, creature, vehicle, environment and gameplay concepts for the MMORPG 'Mercia: Fractured Realms' and the battle-racing sim 'Sodium: One' and its sequel 'Sodium: Project Velocity' that were developed by Lockwood Publishing and featured exclusively on Sony Playstation Home as part of their social gaming network hub.
I also wrote a series of developer's diaries for Lockwood Publishing focusing on different aspects of the production of 'Mercia: Fractured Realms' (see above links).
Performances & Workshops
I regularly perform both stand up and improv comedy (with the group known as UFI: Unidentified Flying Improv and the ‘Square Mile’ and ‘Ship of Fools’ workshops) under the stage name Aaran O'Tang. My show with three other comics entitled 'Three Men... and Another Man' sold out at the 2012 Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival.
I also sing and play guitar in the electro-rock group 'Chimpanzees' who have toured frequently around the UK (visit: http://www.chimpanzeestheband.co.uk or: https://chimpanzees.bandcamp.com for more info).
Prizes & Awards
Shortlisted for the 1998 Jerwood Film Prize for my script 'Life is Peachy' which was selected by the Coen bros (who were on the panel of judges which included Emma Thompson and Mel Smith among others) as their favourite to win, though that honour went to the script entitled 'Eight' by Tim Clague.
Runner up in the First Film Foundation/Sci-Fi Channel Short Film competition in 2001 (judged by Terry Gilliam) for my script 'Nine O'Clock Horses', with the first prize going to Simon Hook's 'Knit Your Own Karma'.