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In which the Writer adapts a bestseller for the screen – and can’t tell anyone.

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.

DARK SENSE gets its world premiere at Boston Sci-Fi Festival


If you happen to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area… DARK SENSE, a paranormal thriller feature I co-wrote, is getting its world premiere at the opening of the Boston Sci-Fi Festival on 8 February.
 
Simon has premonitions of a serial killer’s dark deeds. He knows he must try to stop the killer, but in doing so, he dooms himself.
 
It was filmed in Edinburgh, Scotland, and based on the bestselling novel First and Only by Peter A. Flannery. @BostonSciFi @darksensemovie

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 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 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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