Sci-fi. I love it. Many of my favourite screen moments are full-on science fiction. Aliens. Predator. Terminator. Dr Who.
I’ve just been hired by to write a pilot for the TV series SENTIENT. Think Invasion of the Body-Snatchers meets The Walking Dead.
I think it’s going to be rather good.
Sentient is a multi-franchised operation run by Presence Global Entertainment in Australia, with variants in development in the USA, Germany, Australia, Russia and Africa. I’m writing the UK version. It will be set in the beautiful Lake District, in Cumbria. Expect scenery. (And aliens.)
My contained low-budget horror script THE DEVIL’S ANSWER won the inaugural Genre Summit Screenplay Competition (there were 3 winners in total). Prizes include consultations with a manager and a multi-produced director.
Logline: In a remote, cut-off prison, a dedicated torturer starts to believe that his mysterious single prisoner is the Devil himself.
If you’re a film industry pro and would like to read this competition-winning screenplay, please get in touch via the contact page.
The Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) and the associated European Film Market are collectively the most important European film business event after Cannes. I’ll be there this year, jointly pitching some horror and sci-fi projects with several producers from the UK, Canada and Italy, and also looking to make contacts for my own genre spec scripts. If you’re attending the EFM 2018 and want to meet up, send me a message via the contact page or LinkedIn.
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.
There are still places available if you are interested: