Tag Archives: screenwriting

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

Sitges Fantastic Film Festival

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.

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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.