P. D. Viner
Crime writer, film-maker, creator of study-guides, father of a teenage daughter, husband, baker (pretty good sourdough loaves and cinnamon buns) and something cool and edgy like guitar player or slam poet or something. I’ll add that later when I work out what being cool really is.
P. D. Viner
I was born in South London and was given my first super 8mm camera at age 9. My first film was the crime classic The Pearl, and of course I wrote, directed, edited and starred (there’s a link to watch it below). It began a life long love of the movies and mystery. As a teen I became obsessed with the theatre and was lucky enough to live close to a youth theatre. I was there every night for five years. I went to film school and then on to a film MA at VGIK in Moscow. During my year there I was mugged by 6-year-olds, gassed, shot at, and threatened by the mafia. My salad days. After that I ran away to join a cult (that’s how my mum thought of the holistic arts centre I worked at in New York) and emigrated to New Zealand with my fiancé (dumped before we even got there). I came home and started SmartPass with my sister – the best GCSE and general audio study guides to Shakespeare and the classics that you could hope for. I fell in love with a brilliant woman and tricked her into thinking I was marriage material. We had a daughter, who is now a teenager (where did the time go?) and she is a total joy. And finally I discovered my love of killing people, and have never been happier. So that’s me. And if you haven’t read my books, then what are you waiting for?
If you want to watch The Pearl, here it is on YouTube https://youtu.be/k4mP-QG8tc0