Trish Malone, Screenwriter. (Winner, Best Screenwriter Feature Film and Drama Series, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards; Winner: Best Feature Film Screenwriter, Writer’s Guild of South Africa; Nomination: Best Feature Film Screenwriter, South Africa Film & TV Awards.)
“Victoria’s ability to see a project through the voice of the writer enables its uniqueness to shine through whilst helping push towards the project’s greatest potential. Her thoughts are expressed clearly, are always on point and incredibly comprehensive. She understands the form of story in all its complex facets but articulates in a way that is not simply writer/producer friendly but written with such care and intelligence that you feel inspired and ready to take the next draft to a whole new level. Living in South Africa our Skype sessions have proved invaluable – complementary of the notes yet enabling a deep and fluid interrogation of the issues and solutions that are required. I highly, highly recommend Victoria.”
Graeme MacRae Burnet, Novelist (Author of Man Booker shortlisted ‘His Bloody Project’ and Scottish Book Trust Award-winning ‘The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau’)
“Victoria has been the first reader of the manuscripts for both my novels. She has a great ability to identify problems both on the macro level of character, pacing and narrative development, as well on the micro level of how individual scenes play out. But most importantly, through her long experience of working with writers, she able to communicate her thoughts clearly and in a constructive and supportive way. I place very high value on her notes and would recommend her unreservedly.”
Rodger Griffiths, Writer-director (‘Kill’ Winner of Empire Award New York Screenplay Contest; Selected for Scottish Screen Talent Network Emerging Talent Shorts and NI Screen Shorts to Features Initiative)
” I can honestly say that working with Victoria has helped me raise my projects to the next level. She has excellent insight into story and character, which can help you in that all-important part of screenwriting, re-writing!
She’s honest and encouraging at the same time. If I hadn’t worked with Victoria, my scripts would not be at the same high standard. When showing your work to professionals within the industry you only get one chance to impress them. Don’t show them a half-baked script.”
Oscar Van Heek, Producer, Director and Screenwriter/ Programme Leader, Screen Academy Scotland.
“Having worked with Victoria for well over ten years I can safely say that she is one of the best Script Editors in Scotland, possibly the UK. Frankly I wouldn’t work with anyone else.”