Troy is an artist, writer, actor and X-Box junkie.
He is the creator of the "Tales From The Lounge" and "Dragon Days" web-comics and his independant film work includes the movies "The Clown", "Last Time She Lived" and "Furor".
Troy is also one of the team behind the award winning anthology film "Checking In" - winner Best British Film at the London Film Awards 2014 - where he served as the writer and director of "Ted and Mary".
Troy was born and grew up in Staffordshire. His interest in films grew from an early age, influenced by seeing Star Wars:A New Hope when he was nine and from the stories his Great-Uncle would tell him about classic monster movies like King Kong and Dracula.
Troy has a background in art and theatre and trained as a Make-up artist - the prospectus for the course excited him and he lost no time in learning the skills which also included photography, costume and wig-making. Troy is fully versed in every aspect of make-up from face painting to HD film work. As an actor Troy has found himself working opposite his own make-up creations on several occasions.
As an artist Troy has produced work as diverse as web-comics, fine art, watercolours, graffiti and theatrical sets.
Troy published his first story Monsters Are Real in the eZine 13 Human Souls and has since gone on to write and publish several short stories.
Troy divides his time between his passion for his artwork, writing, acting, make-up, playing guitar and spending time with his three children, he can be found playing video games and lives in Staffordshire with his crazy dog Theo.
on Nov. 20, 2012 :
I’m a fan of horror, and this one was almost perfect for me. I loved the concept, the way it was portrayed. There was just the right amount of crazy in the main character to make it not only believable but also make it so that the person wasn’t completely off the deep end.
So why was it not a straight five star review? Two things. There was an issue with words and phrases being repeated multiple times, and there was a predicable element to it. For me it was obvious what had happened, and that took some of the surprise away, but at the same time added to the gore factor.
Overall, worth downloading and giving a read.
(reviewed for Short, Sweet, and Snappy blog)
(review of free book)
on July 27, 2012 :
Nice glimpse into the mind of a crazy person. Great short story.
(review of free book)