Wayne Gerard Trotman is a British award-winning writer, filmmaker, artist, photographer, composer and producer of electronic music. Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, he immigrated to England in 1984 where he studied art and design at to the Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea, London.
In 1985, his work was chosen for the London Youth Festival Exhibition. Between the late 1980’s and mid 1990’s, Trotman produced compositions for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB); as well as low budget independent film productions. He completed his second feature film script entitled ‘Ashes to Ashes’ in 1994; and in 1995, his short film – ‘London: Metropolis of the Future’ premiered at the British Short Film Festival. Trotman, who is trained in several martial arts disciplines, directed, co-produced, scored and edited the British independent film Ashes to Ashes in 1998 – arguably the world’s first digital feature film and Britain’s first martial arts movie. He also played the film’s lead role of Gabriel Darbeaux and used real martial arts weapons including the nunchaku or two-piece rod.
In 2006, Trotman co-produced a training DVD, which tackles the cause of anxiety and panic attacks: The Fight or Flight Response. Shortly after the birth of his second son, he embarked on what would become a 3-year labour of love – writing ‘Veterans of the Psychic Wars’. This stand-alone epic novel pays homage to his lifelong love of science fiction, and is lovingly dedicated to his mother and her sister. As with all his work, ‘Veterans of the Psychic Wars’ offers a multicultural experience. It contains words, names and phrases from over 24 languages including Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, Armenian, Sanskrit, Hebrew and Swahili. This is complemented by references to ancient history, myth and religion, and supplemented by appendices and an extensive 8-page glossary of terms.
Trotman also runs the award-winning blog: Red Moon Chronicle for which he has interviewed some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including Syd Mead, John Howe, Robert J. Sawyer, Fred Gambino and Kevin J. Anderson.