Commissioned and Experienced Screenwriter, offering Specs and Work-for-Hire.
• Specialties: supernatural, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action thrillers.
• I like to turn traditional monsters (vampires, dragons, demons and their ilk) into the good guys. Or at least, the not-quite-so-bad guys.
• Alumnus of the ScreenwritingU Pro Series.
• Hugely experienced Author.
• 36 non-fiction books published, covering the paranormal, the mysterious, the murderous, and some very weird and bloody history.
It’s true, I haven’t posted here for donkeys. That’s ‘cos stuff has been happening.
But most of it has been happening behind the scenes. I wrote a bunch of scripts. I pitched a bunch of scripts. Some of them are now in development. I also got hired as a script consultant on a feature and a TV series. I got asked to write a bunch of pitches for my friends’ projects. And some nice people requested I join them in collaborating on several projects that will be a lot of fun if they go ahead.
Hopefully some of these projects will see the light of day. But because of the search for finance, it takes SO LONG for a film to made. And therefore sometimes it seems nothing is happening.
Something is happening, I promise. But if if tell you about it before it happens, I’ll jinx it. So instead, this is me casting a protection spell:
I’m giving an online talk on the Essentials of Screenwriting to the France Group of the Society of Authors this Wednesday (29th March). It’s an opportunity to experience my curmudgeonly cynicism in full flow.
The event is free and starts at 8pm CEST/ 7pm BST. And it’s in English, in case you were wondering. You don’t have to be a member of the Society of Authors, but you do need to register. Then you’ll be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.
I will be at the European Film Market in Berlin from 16th to 20th February. EFM is always a great experience, if rather hectic. I will be pitching my spec scripts and taking meetings for work for hire. If you want to arrange a meeting, please get in touch via the Contact Form.
This year I’m determined to find time to visit the David Bowie plaque on Hauptstrasse. (Cue singing the chorus from “Heroes” out of tune…)
There’s lots been going on work-wise but it’s all behind the scenes and not really postable. I have to wait until things are official and made public. Suffice it to say – movies getting made.
You may sometimes stumble across descriptions of movie projects that state “story kept under wraps”. They may even just call the project “Untitled”. I’ve always found such posts annoying.
And now I’m doing that very thing myself. Ah, irony. Right now I’m under contract to adapt a bestselling novel for a producer in the UK. A producer who can walk the project into a major US production company. A production company that has links to two major directors.
Which is why I can’t say anything other than “story kept under wraps” and the project is “Untitled”. All I can say is, it’s a wonderful, epic story, and working on it has been a pleasure.
Will the project get greenlit? Who knows? But I’d really, really like to see this get to the screen: audiences will be wowed.