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In which the Author coaxes a screenplay out of its shell….

I’m currently coaxing a spec sci-fi feature screenplay to move from the 4th to the 5th draft. Then I’ll hopefully start on the marketing. Here’s a hint of what it’s about:

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PS The website has been spring cleaned. You’d be amazed what I found behind the furniture. Anyway, it’s neater now, I think.

In which the Author is a quarter-finalist in the Stage 32 New Blood scriptwriting contest…

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It’s called RIDERS ON THE STORM. It’s a sci-fi destruction thriller themed round an alien invasion and the er…

somewhat unusual resistance deployed by we Earthlings. And the feature-length screenplay is one of the quarter

finalists in the New Blood scriptwriting contest run by Stage 32 and the Blood List.

This high-profile Hollywood scriptwriting competition describes itself thus: “Our exclusive panel of industry judges

are looking for scripts in all areas of horror, thriller, and suspense…  All finalists will be listed in a special section of The Blood List and be exposed to top industry execs.”

I’m quite pleased about this.

The full list can be found here. I’m under ‘G’.

In which the Author’s first film goes into production…

Running Scared, a tense pursuit thriller, goes into production next week, with filming at various spectacular

outdoor locations in Tennessee. Yowsa.

The story: In rough country, three teenage boys are running for their lives from a mysterious group equipped with

helicopters and automatic weapons. Who are the pursuers? Why are they hunting down and killing youngsters?

The answer comes when the sole survivor finally reaches his destination – and it’s nasty. 

Writing the script for the ten-minute short was a hoot. It’s now up to the crew and cast assembled by Pinpoint

Productions out of Florida to do the really hard work over three days’ location filming. It’s great, isn’t it? I write a

screenplay in France, and then before you know it people are running round the south-eastern United States with cameras and squibs of make-up blood.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the film. In the meantime, here are some of the likely locations for Running Scared:

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