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Books | Scripts | Portfolio | In the Press
‘How to Take Over Earth’ (working title), Ullstein, to be released 2017
Erwachsenwerden für Anfänger (Dealing with Adulthood), C.H. Beck, 2016
iHuman: User Guide, Albatross Publishing, 2016
Gebrauchsanleitung Mensch: Bedienung, Wartung, Reparatur, C.H. Beck, 2015
Denglisch for Better Knowers, Ullstein, with Adam Fletcher, 2014
The Hipster Guide, Donkey Products, with Adam Fletcher, 2012
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I have a First-class BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and Television, which is a real thing that you’re actually allowed to study in modern life (what a world). I have written everything from script treatments to series bibles, and every sensible length of screenplay in between, from short films to feature-lengths. If you’d like to learn more about my scripts, please contact me.
A feature-length comedy film about Donald, a quantum physicist in the midst of an existential crisis, and all the usual inconvenience and confusion that comes to day-to-day life when identical clones of yourself start turning up at your house every day and instantly dying upon eye contact.
A feature-length CGI comedy adventure that promises to take (im)mature audiences on a microscopic tale of epic proportions.
An animation concept for young children about a giant called Burr who gets increasingly little the further he goes from home.
How to Deal With Adulthood – Book PreviewWriting a CV / Having an Interview / Commuting / Filling out Forms
Rants by TopicAddiction / Aliens / Atheism / Cannabis / Consciousness / Countries / Colour-blindness / Children / Death / Soldiers / Weirdness / Women / You
Paul Hawkins & Adam Fletcher
This nice bald man is my friend. Sometimes we write things together, for fun, or money, or both, or neither. We’ve even co-authored a comedy book together about the best German words and phrases that the English language should adopt, which you can buy here.
As Amazon slugs it out with the big publishers, authors are left cowering, The Guardian, June 30th, 2014
Six genius German words and idioms we should be using in English, Matador Network, July 2nd, 2014
Curiosity and Ignorance: why expat life appeals to your inner child, Venture Village, September 25th, 2013
The Moderately Indifferent Person’s Guide to Berlin, Venture Village, August 19th, 2013
Idealists, Cynics, and the Fate of Humanity, Venture Village, July 3rd 2013
Love, Muesli, and Nigeria: How the Internet Changed Everything, Venture Village, May 7th, 2013
Ideas are like children: most of them are horrible, Venture Village, April 2nd 2013
“Us” – a practical pep talk on our complete cosmic awesomeness, Venture Village, January 10th, 2013How to be English – 10 Ways to Indulge your Inner Anglophile, Venture Village, December 10th, 2012
(If you think you would prefer to be spending time with Adam Fletcher right now instead of me, you can find him here.)
OtherThe Darkies’ Bed – an erotic novel – An introductory chapter to a sizzling spoof
Optimist’s Guide to… Embarrassment
Blomp and Whizzo the Wonder Kid – Some ‘self-help’ type nonsense about giving yourself a break
My Neukölln Neighbours, and the Quest for the Magic Internet, überlin, March 24th , 2013
The Most Unbelievable Photograph of All Time? – A Rant about Wyclef Jean
How (Not) to Avoid a Speeding Ticket – A Rant about Traffic Police
Imagine 2.0 – The 2016 version of the classic John Lennon song, as interpreted by Donald Trump
Academia & Commentary
When Culture and Copyright Collide – an academic thesis that explores the difficult relationship between intellectual property and the distribution of media in the digital age. Is file sharing really killing the film industry? (2009)
The Battle for America’s Soul, Moot Magazine; Gay Issue, June 2012You Don’t Own You, Moot Magazine; Sex and Politics Issue, July 2012
In the Press
ORF – OE1 – Wissen – ‘Gebrauchsanleitung Mensch’ (book reading/radio)Berlin Loves You – Gebrauchsanleitung Mensch – Wie wir sie lesen;-p:
Audio & Video
Film: Kennen Sie jemanden, der an Erwachsenwerden leidet? (auf Deutsch)
ORF – Ö1 – Wissen – ‘Gebrauchsanleitung Mensch’ (book reading/radio – auf Deutsch)piffle! Radio – Episode 13: Space (as panellist)
Two Beers Show – Episode 8: Pure German (as guest)