I’m also available to run journalism workshops / lectures for either Colleges, Universities or peer education organisations in relation to hosting film events, having been a long standing writer for genre periodicals including Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazine. I am also an Associate Lecturer in journalism at Exeter College.
My workshops examine film criticism in general, interview techniques, sourcing and selling a story and ways to enter the industry and are suitable for young adults and graduates of all abilities. I am happy to travel (expenses part of quote) so please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Award nominations Best Interview : “A Taste for Vampires – Peter Sasdy” and “Ripping Yarn – Peter Sasdy” for Fangoria Magazine
Award nomination Best Interview : “Nothing Human is Alien – An audience with John Hurt” for Fangoria Magazine
“We had the pleasure in inviting journalist, animator and filmmaker Ashley Thorpe to Cinemagic in 2013. Ashley led a Writing on Horror workshop for 60 young aspiring film journalists during our Belfast festival. I have no hesitation in recommending Ashley to peer education organisations in relation to hosting film events. His preparation is exemplary; he’s well prepared, well researched and has a strong delivery – especially in our case to the youth audience. Ashley took time to talk to each participant, involving the whole group on a one-on-one level which is extremely important to teachers, educators and tutors when booking practical classes/workshops with us. We look forward to welcoming Ashley back to Cinemagic in the future”. Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer