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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.

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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/
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THE DRAGON RIDER wins 4th place in WeScreenplay Contest

My sci-fi script THE DRAGON RIDER has won Honorable Mention (4th Place) in the WeScreenplay International Screenplay Competition.

A few comments from the judges:
“This is a terrific piece that does an excellent job of making the impossible probable. The core of the story is strong and offers a truly exciting adventure.”

“Filled with chair gripping action, The Dragon Rider is a fun yet somewhat campy fantasy romp with a cast of unique characters who manage to stand out while not upstaging our protagonist. Sigourney Weaver like heroine Jane is nicely complex, dark yet likable, helping give body to an extremely enjoyable tale.”

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Sadly I’m on the other side of the Atlantic so I won’t be able to attend the winners’ knees-up in LA. Them’s the breaks.

If you are a film industry professional and would like to read the script, please get in touch here.

Here’s the full list of winners. Congrats to all.  http://blog.wescreenplay.com/the-wescreenplay-internation…/…

ZOMBIE PATROL wins Horror Screenplay Contest & goes into production

My script ZOMBIE PATROL won the International Horror Screenplay Competition run by Visceral Films – and the movie is scheduled for production later in 2016, with the principal location being the Land of Illusion Horror Theme Park in Ohio.

I’m rather chuffed about this.

Here’s what the Visceral Films site says:

“Geoff Holder’s story works in so many different ways- it’s a character-driven horror rompfest complete with humor and a great story arc. It highlights the Land of Illusion theme park and the mission of the contest perfectly.

The competition was intense- Geoff’s work was selected from within a field of other writers spanning the globe from the US to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

As winner of the contest, Mr. Holder will have Zombie Patrol produced, be credited as its writer, and be paid commensurate with an independent $2m feature length project. Additionally, he will have a first look deal with Visceral Films. 

Zombie Patrol immediately enters development and becomes part of Visceral’s 2016 slate of film projects.”

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I’ll be posting regular updates as the amazing production team take the movie through pre-production into the filming phase.

NB Mmmmm….brains!

In which THE DRAGON RIDER is a finalist in the We Screenplay Screenwriting Competition

THE DRAGON RIDER is now a finalist in the We Screenplay International Competition.
Clearly the judges like scripts where a dragon loaded with missiles flies in formation with the USAF and headbutts an alien mothership.
I know I do.

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Here’s the list of finalists: Congrats to all. http://blog.wescreenplay.com/wisc-15-finalists-announced/?Finalists

If you are an industry professional and would like to read the sci-fi epic screenplay THE DRAGON RIDER, please get in touch via Twitter, email or send me a message on the Contact page.