Author Archives: Geoff Holder

About Geoff Holder

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.

In which the writer becomes a Screenwriter in Production…

The supernatural thriller feature I was hired to rewrite, FIRST AND ONLY, has started filming in Edinburgh. Psychics! Serial killers! MI5!

This means I am officially a screenwriter in production.

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Announcement on First and Only Facebook page

You can follow the progress of the production at https://www.facebook.com/firstonlymovie/?pnref=story

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.

The Devil's Answer

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