JAMES RA'AD WARD

Creative copywriter and video editor

Hello and welcome to my online portfolio.
Below you will find some examples of my work.

 

Writing and Video Editing

 

NewsJack

Radio Comedy Sketch - 1 min

Comedy sketch which aired on BBC radio's 'NewsJack' about President Obama taking a rorschach test.

The Job Centre

Comedy sketch - 2 mins

Short sketch about a young graduate looking for a job.

 

Filmed by Sam Walker at Bloombox Productions and Written by James Ra'ad Ward and William Pavey.

Clever Feather

Short film - 6 mins

Winner: Audience Award for Best Film 48hr Film Festival. 

"An elderly man is obsessed with winning every pub quiz in his local area. There is one quiz at the Perseverance which so far, has proven impossible to win. People tell Sam that no-one can win THAT quiz on their own... Sam is determined to prove the doubters wrong." 

Written, produced and directed by James Ra'ad Ward and William Pavey.

Quiet Desperation

Selected Scene 3 - Dinner with the In-laws

"John Middleton is treated to a meal with the In-laws."

 

This improvised sitcom received development funding from Channel 4 and a pilot was made with Hat Trick Productions. Produced by Paul Schlesinger (Boomers/W1A) I was involved in every aspect of production and edited the final product.

Quiet Desperation

Selected Scene 2 - The Cage Fighter

"John Middleton sees a suspicious looking man loitering outside his house."

 

This improvised sitcom received development funding from Channel 4 and a pilot was made with Hat Trick Productions. Produced by Paul Schlesinger (Boomers/W1A) I was involved in every aspect of production and edited the final product.

Algernon Horatio 

30 minute animated adventure & comedy series for families.

Password: porkpie

 

“Tired of being overlooked at court for his diminutive size, a pompous and deluded Pug dog embarks on a voyage of self-promotion.”

Kelly & Andy

30 min Pilot Episode

Filmed over 4 days in March 2018. I wrote, directed, edited and produced this half hour comedy pilot.


"After watching all their friends settle down, Kelly and Andy decide to get married for all the wrong reasons. Will they survive the 'marry' go round or will they regret getting on in the first place."

Cam Girl

15 min short film

A short film exploring how the lockdown has effected the sex trade. Filmed over the initial lockdown in 2020 on zoom. Selected for London Rocks Film Festival & Tweet Fest.

“When her escort work dries up during the lockdown, Jessica becomes a Cam Girl to make ends meet. However, she is caught off guard by her client's unusual request.”

Quiet Desperation

Selected Scene 1 - You're Fired

"John Middleton is called into a meeting with his boss and gets a nasty surprise."

 

This improvised sitcom received development funding from Channel 4 and a pilot was made with Hat Trick Productions. Produced by Paul Schlesinger (Boomers/W1A) I was involved in every aspect of production and edited the final product.

After Effects Motion Graphics Work

QUITE GOOD CARDS

Founded on a market stall on Brick Lane, Quite Good Cards now stocks their funny and distinctive greeting card designs in major high street retailers across the UK, as well as distributors in Canada and Australia. 

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Poetry

 

ODD TRUMPS

Pop Culture Gone Weird

In 2016 we were commissioned by Pan Macmillan to write and illustrate a book based on our portfolio of work. That winter ‘Odd Trumps: Pop Culture Gone Weird’ was published and is stocked in stores including Foyles and Waterstones.

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Product Packaging Design

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ABOUT

I live in Hackney, East London and have an MA in Screenwriting from the University of the Arts, London.

 

I currently run a greeting card company "Quite Good Cards", with my brother Eddie and our first book was published by Pan Macmillan in 2016.

To see what I get up to when I'm not copywriting for Quite Goods Cards, please watch my videos above.

 
 

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