Freelance writer specialising in film and culture. I've contributed to The Quietus, The Skinny, BFI & CineVue. I'm a OFCS member and in 2013 was nominated for a Richard Attenborough Award.
James Erskine’s Shooting For Socrates tells the story of Northern Ireland’s 1986 World Cup campaign with wistful reminiscence. This is a high-spirited comedy about the power of football to inspire optimism and togetherness with Erskine eschewing the visceral highs and lows of on-pitch excitement to focus on the effect the team’s performance had on the fans watching at home.