I’ll be attending the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain from 4th to 8th October, meeting with producers looking for genre screenwriters (horror, sci-fi, action, thriller). If you’re going, drop me a line and let’s see if we can link up.
In which the Writer has 6 VR films released
IMMERSIVE COMBAT is out now on all popular VR platforms. A series of six short action/sci-fi Virtual Reality films produced by Spherica VR. I wrote Season One.“Welcome to Immersive Combat – where Vikings, pirates, knights and cyberpunks fight in a strange and mysterious cinematic VR universe. What links all these warriors from different periods and places? Follow the stories and characters of the award-winning series to find out.
Immersive Combat is a truly unique VR experience, where cinematic VR is the key component.
Everything here is made to deliver the most amazing experience, to teleport you to new realms and fantasy worlds, to kickstart your imagination by putting you into the virtual world that was not CG created but produced with full cinematic power and grandeur to the maximum extent of realism, and with such passion to detail that will make you feel and believe every step of this epic journey as if you are physically there.”
In which the Writer is hired to write a sci-fi TV pilot
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.)
Watch this space.
In which the Writer is in the ISA Fellowship Top 50
I’m one of the Top 50 #screenwriters in the 2018 ISA (International Screenwriters Association) Fast Track Fellowship. My submitted screenplays were PLUGGED (horror-comedy) and KILLER SKILLSET (action/thriller).
Full list of winners here: https://www.networkisa.org/contest/view/fasttrack/ @networkisa
Congratulations to all those who made the cut.
Announcement of the winners in a month’s time (end of April).
In which the Writer wins the Genre Summit Screenplay Competition
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.
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 scripts. If you’re attending the EFM 2018 and want to meet up, send me a message via the contact page or LinkedIn.