Hal C. W. Fool

Wellington, New Zealand

English Born New Zealander

Wrestling Fan

Poet

Tourist with a Typewriter

Retro Video Game Enthusiast

Film Geek

Comic Book Collector

Art Director

Guerilla Filmmaker

More info on my website.

See my Vlog about movies and gaming (indie computer games, retro video games, tabletop games, gaming events)

EDUCATION
At 17 I left high school, to attend Polytechnic. I have a Certificate in Television, Theatre and Radio from Aoraki Polytechnic in Dunedin (2000). In 2008 I returned to college - Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree (screenwriting specialisation) at Whitireia Polytechnic in Wellington, graduated in March 2011. Graduated again in October 2013 from The Learning Connexion, Lower Hutt - with a Diploma of Art and Creativity with Honours (level 6) in Cartooning and Digital Art.

CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
1995 I wrote a 500 page fantasy manuscript.
2001 I wrote and performed poetry and based on the impressively positive audience reaction, I was offered a paid gig at a cafe.
2003 I wrote a TV Pilot script - then I sent it to my national TV station and they loved it. But they said it would cost too much to produce.
2009 I began writing my first real novel.
2012 My novel won a mentorship from the New Zealand Society of Authors.
2013 I completed the first draft of my first real novel, at 450 pages.
2014 Working on a new novel. My goal is to do 5,000 movie reviews on my vlog and I also have begun writing gaming articles to be presented as videos as well. I also started writing comic books and illustrating them myself - starting with Notes on a Film. I have plans to produce short films aimed at becoming web series - beginning with my odd melodrama script about therapy and mental illness, Petals.

  • Work
    • Animation
  • Education
    • Hamilton Boys High School
    • Kaikorai Valley College
    • Aoraki Polytechnic - Dunedin Campus
    • Whitireia Polytechnic
    • The Learning Connexion, Lower Hutt