Andrew Viner – MA Screenwriting
Andrew Viner is a writer whose experience includes working for the BBC and Aardman, on shows ranging from adult comedy such as That Mitchell and Webb Sound to children's TV including Thomas & Friends and Fireman Sam.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Realising what it was like to study something that you enjoyed. Hanging out with creative people in a creative environment. And going to the Thai pub afterwards (which is now sadly no longer there).
What are you working at the moment?
A beautiful new show for CBeebies called Toggle. And in between paid deadlines and messing around on the internet I'm usually trying to come up with something on spec.
If you could have been a writer for any film ever made which would it be?
Something high concept, funny and heartwarming like Goodbye Lenin, Big or just about anything by Pixar.
Andrew graduated from the MA Screenwriting course at London College of Communication in 2006. Here, we catch up with him about his time on the course.
What three things couldn't you be creative without?
A deadline – that usually does the trick. And maybe a cup of tea.
If you could work on any TV show past or present, which would it be?
The Simpsons. Though I'm particularly proud to have worked several times for Aardman.
What are your future plans and ambitions?
To keep writing and keep trying to make a living from it. Anything considered – will work for children's shoes.
What drives you to succeed?
I think I've been self-employed for too long to do anything else!
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Enjoy every minute of it – sadly it does come to an end eventually.
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
The cinema, but mainly because it is out of the house and away from the internet.