Welcome to Empty Screens – a blog designed to bring you concise and distinct film reviews, from big-budget blockbusters, to smaller art-house fare.
My name is Jamie Neish, and I’m the 27-year-old freelance writer behind Empty Screens. I established the website in 2010 as a way of expressing my lifelong interest in film through the art of film reviews and other film-related posts, and it’s developed exponentially since then.
Not only does the website attract a decent-sized daily readership, but it’s also received some amazing accolades over the past four years, such as being “Freshly Pressed” by WordPress and achieving a high ranking on Cision’s UK Top Ten Film Blog’s list.
It’s been a real thrill to see something created off my own back, and filled with all my own work be embraced so warmly – and to keep reaching new heights on a day-to-day basis. It takes a lot of hard work to keep the website so fresh with content, but it’s a constantly rewarding experience.
The experience has not only allowed me to hone my craft here, but also expand into contributing to other websites, such as HeyUGuys.co.uk and Cine-Vue.com, and have work featured on the Guardian’s website and in my local independent cinemas monthly cinema brochure.
It would be amazing not only to see Empty Screens continue to expand at a steady pace, all the while maintaining the personal approach that I feel makes it so unique, but to be able to continue in my efforts to forge a sustainable writing career out of my passion for film.
Thank you to everyone who has supported myself and Empty Screens over the past four years. I look forward to another successful four years. And please, if you would like to talk to me about other writing opportunities, please drop me a message here, or seek me out on Twitter.
Jamie, writer and editor of Empty Screens.
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