Category Archives: screenwriting

In which the Writer attends the Berlin Film Festival

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 scriptsIf you’re attending the EFM 2018 and want to meet up, send me a message via the contact page or LinkedIn.

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.

71c 118There are  still places available if you are interested:

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 A SIX-GUN FOR THE DEVIL places in another contest

The Screenwriting Goldmine Quarterfinalists have been announced today (4 Feb) and my horror Western A SIX-GUN FOR THE DEVIL is on the list.

Logline: When a centuries-old gunfighter tries to save his girl from a gang of Wild West scumbags, he must team up with his worst enemy – the Devil who’s come for his soul.

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If you want to read the script head over to the Contact page.

Here’s the list in full.

In which A SIX-GUN FOR THE DEVIL is requested by Maximum Film & Management…

The screenplay for my supernatural Western feature A SIX-GUN FOR THE DEVIL has been requested by Maximum Films and Management in New York.

A SIX-GUN FOR THE DEVIL

I’m quite chuffed about that.

The request came after a Happy Writers pitch session on Stage 32.

Now it’s back to the fourth redraft of my ‘zombie movie without any zombies’….