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Shai Hussain | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 21, 2014

Shai Hussain

Professional Scriptwriter & Copywriter
   United Kingdom
  |   Wimbledon, London
  |  1:37 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Hello there!

Graduating with a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Screenwriting, I combine a creative mind with an analytical and numerical overview of my projects. When I set to work on something, I ask myself three things - will it entertain, will it educate, will it make money? Like Christopher Nolan (Batman), I believe it is right to create films that are entertaining, make great box office but that also explore themes that delve into real world matters.

I have written comedy and drama scripts for the BBC and NBC Universal, in...

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Skills (5)

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Script Editing
Music
Scriptwriter
Adobe Photoshop

Employment

The NRI
Journalist
2012 - Present
Write articles, report news, conduct interviews and review entertainment for a web magazine dedicated to the international Indian diaspora. Covered both the London Film Festival and the London...
NBCUniversal, Inc.
Scriptwriter
2012 - 2013
Currently writing GENERASIANS, a 6 x 30 minute radio comedy series: One house. Three generations of British-Asians. Three completely different outlooks on life. WAZ is a Brit-Asian
Oldham Theatre Workshop
Social Media Executive
2012 - 2012
Transitioning on from my role as a Lead Writer, I became responsible for digitally marketing OUR TOWN (a twitter-based soap opera - read previous position for details). Using social media such as...
Oldham Theatre Workshop
Lead Writer / Storyliner
2011 - 2012
OUR TOWN As one of three lead writers, I worked with 7 young writers to create the world's first 'social media soap opera'. With the young writers taking responsibility over handling the fictional...
Bolton Phoenix
Scriptwriter / Teacher
2011 - 2011
CLIVE'S COOL MUSICAL A failed footballer finds a second calling in music when he's set to win a nationwide talent show. But should he chase what he's best at, or do what makes him happy? A...
Bolton Phoenix
Scriptwriter
2011 - 2011
MATERIAL WORLD Family boy Daniel likes popular girl Jemma but doesn't feel he has the money or the status to win her over. Life-loving Jemma discovers her father has found a new job in London but...
BBC
Scriptwriter
2010 - 2011
RESOLUTIONS As the clock counts down to the new year, a clueless DJ makes a last minute resolution for 2010 to find love before midnight. TX Date: 5th January 2011 - BBC Asian Network Produced by...
BBC
Scriptwriter
2010 - 2010
REALITY CHECK A young British Muslim girl goes onto Big Brother in order to show her traditional family what she is really like, but struggles to act truthfully when she knows they are watching her...
Sparklab Productions
Scriptwriter
2010 - 2010
TIL JIHAD DO US PART Lovelorn Meena surprises herself when she accepts an arranged marriage, but finds the real surprises are still in store when she suspects her new fiance may be a terrorist. TX...
BBC
Scriptwriter
2009 - 2010
Quarterly commission on the BBC Asian Network radio serial SILVER STREET, the British-Asian equivalent of "The Archers". Pitched an idea of a Bollywood set coming to town with a rising star...
Trailfinders
Statistics Assistant
2008 - 2010
Calculated and presented figures for Trailfinders' international offices, reporting to the directors of the company. Also assisted with promotions and incentive programmes for consultants...
All Out Productions
Production Assistant
2007 - 2007
Assisted on a multiplatform project for the BBC giving a snapshot of British-Asian life in modern day UK. Scheduled, recorded and edited interviews with local celebrities and members of the...
Tulip Films
Production Assistant
2007 - 2007
Worked with an almost fully foreign crew on a Bollywood film shot in Cumbria. Aided in coordination of 14-hour days with minimal interference to plans with smooth results. Assisted in marketing the...
Bolton Phoenix
Scriptwriter
2007 - 2007
BOLLYWOODTON Two best friends are torn apart when a new girl comes between them, and a 20 year old family secret concerning the pet goat pushes them towards avenging their father's death. Devised...
Sunrise Radio
Breakfast Radio Presenter
2005 - 2005
Presented the Breakfast Show three times a week, broadcasting music, news and reviews for the Yorkshire-based Asian audience.
Red Productions
Runner
2004 - 2004
Informed the crew as to what was happening on set at all times. Assisted with transport and catering.

Education

The University of Manchester
BSc Hons
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The University of Manchester
Mathematics
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Northern Film School
Screenwriting
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