Biography

Born in London, Terry Comer is a multi-award winning copywriter who has worked as Creative Director for major advertising agencies in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.

On leaving the agency world, he worked as a consultant for Channel 9 Sydney, advising the company on TV program formats and, as such, was a guest speaker at both the International PROMAX conference held in Australia in 2005 and the inaugural LONDONCITY Conference.

As a screenwriter he has written two full-length British Crime films WENZAS & ONCERS, based on his working in the building trade in the London of the early ‘70s and BEST SERVED COLD, a thriller set during the bank crash of 2008. He is currently developing a script based on the life of the 18th Century Master Woodcarver, Grinling Gibbons and a short film where Picasso and Gaudi meet for tapas in the Four Cats Cafe in Barcelona.

His short film script DON’T FORGET YOUR HAT was a finalist in both the BLUE CAT FELLINI and COLLABOR8 short film script awards and the film is currently doing the international Short Film Festival circuit.

He has also had number of TV formats optioned by both British and Australian production companies. These include FULL SAIL AHEAD currently under option to ITV and THE GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK, a reality show following a pub soccer team through their season.

Terry holds a BA in Film and Television Studies and an MA in Screenwriting, both from the University of London, and is currently on a sabbatical from studying for a PhD at UEA, his thesis being “Location as Character In Post War British Crime Film”.