In which the Author wins a Screenwriting Scholarship

I’m delighted to announce I’ve been awarded the July 2017 full scholarship for the Rocaberti Castle Writers Retreat, which takes place in a castle in Spain in company with mentors from the upper levels of film, TV and publishing.

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http://rocabertiwriters.com/july-2017/

http://rocabertiwriters.com/advanced-retreat-april-2017/

In which my horror script THE DEVIL’S ANSWER is optioned…

Very pleased to report that my contained supernatural horror THE DEVIL’S ANSWER has been optioned by Two Tribes, a production company based in Los Angeles.

The logline: In a remote, snowbound prison run by a totalitarian regime, a dedicated torturer starts to believe that his mysterious, single prisoner is the Devil himself.

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The script was found on InkTip. Two Tribes are a new production company, and are now raising finance for a slate of three films including THE DEVIL’S ANSWER.

This is my second option this year for a low-budget horror screenplay.

To Hollywood and beyond!

In which PATCHWORK SOLDIERS makes the WeScreenplay semi-finals…

Lurching with joy at the news that my zombie horror PATCHWORK SOLDIERS is a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition.

Congratulations to all those who made the list: https://www.wescreenplay.com/blog/post/the-diverse-voices-semi-finalists?DV%20SF

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In which the Author is hired to write a supernatural thriller movie…

Delighted to announce I’m joining the screenwriting team for upcoming British supernatural thriller FIRST AND ONLY.

Watch this space for updates.

https://www.facebook.com/firstonlymovie
http://www.firstandonlymovie.com/
@firstonlymovie

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In which the Author talks poltergeists on the radio…

Poltergeists, Scotland & Darkness Radio – what’s not to like?
 
Had fun talking about my book ‘Poltergeist over Scotland’ with Tim Dennis (@DRTimDennis) of Minnesota’s noted sensible weirdos Darkness Radio (@DarknessRadio, www.DarknessRadio.com).
Here’s the recording:
 Poltergeist Over Scotland

THE DRAGON RIDER wins 4th place in WeScreenplay Contest

My sci-fi script THE DRAGON RIDER has won Honorable Mention (4th Place) in the WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition.

A few comments from the judges:
“This is a terrific piece that does an excellent job of making the impossible probable. The core of the story is strong and offers a truly exciting adventure.”

“Filled with chair gripping action, The Dragon Rider is a fun yet somewhat campy fantasy romp with a cast of unique characters who manage to stand out while not upstaging our protagonist. Sigourney Weaver like heroine Jane is nicely complex, dark yet likable, helping give body to an extremely enjoyable tale.”

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Sadly I’m on the other side of the Atlantic so I won’t be able to attend the winners’ knees-up in LA. Them’s the breaks.

If you are a film industry professional and would like to read the script, please get in touch here.

Here’s the full list of winners. Congrats to all.  http://blog.wescreenplay.com/the-wescreenplay-internation…/…