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Thank you for taking the time to visit. On this website there is a collection of work that I have undertaken outside of my professional role at Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK). I hope you find all these pieces relevant and interesting. Should you wish to make any further enquiries you can email me at chris@chrisgirling.co.uk

I finished my BA in English with Cultural Studies (2:1) in 2015 and I have been working as the Communications Assistant at DMUK for the last three years. I am now looking to advance my career in advertising, copywriting and magazine editorial. Outside of working hours I have been developing my creative writing skills by continuing to write my own screenplay, and expanding my collection of short stories.

Being part of a team that is devoted to accomplishing a common goal has always been an enjoyable part of life for me and evidence of my ability to do this comes from my involvement in premier league wheelchair basketball. I have also spent time coaching the lower levels of the sport and doing this well takes a great deal of multi-tasking, leadership and pre-planning.


The first piece on here is the short biographical film, ‘The Lodger’. Stylistically speaking, this piece was inspired by Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’. However the film strays away from Bennett’s format towards the end, when the setting changes slightly. A choice made to reinforce the restless nature of the character, as well as make the film more interesting from a cinematic point of view. Although the subject of ‘The Lodger’ dictates that the focus is on dialogue, the process of putting it on camera was a way to combine my two passions of creative writing and the cinema.

The short story, ‘A Waste of Love’ is a metaphorical piece based on a different aspect of ‘The Lodger’s’ life. The story has been structured using Frank O’Connor’s ‘Frontier Theory’, meaning the protagonist is faced with an internal boundary, and he/she either fails or succeeds in the quest to overcome that boundary.

The third piece is an essay in which I analyse and compare two poems by different authors, both concerned with the countryside. The aim of this essay is to uncover the deeper psychological meanings of these works.

The screenplay is a wholly original piece. When completed it will be a revenge movie, set against the backdrop of modern Middle Eastern warfare.

The Fifth piece is an essay on how Chris Ofili uses pop-culture references and religious iconography, to convey his own message about consumer culture and it’s impact on society as a whole.

The Dr. Caligari essay is a close analysis of the German expressionist film, ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ discussing how the film examines the nation’s leadership under the Third Reich.

The final piece available on this site is the article I wrote for the national motoring magazine Triumph World.