These are brief loglines for my current project list – the things I am writing (or have written most recently) in each format. My full list of projects can be viewed on the relevant TV, short film or feature film pages, while two page pitches, full scripts and manuscripts can be provided on request – just give me a shout.
TV – The Wild West Country
A very quaint, British Fargo. A black comedy about Mitchell Moody, a struggling PHD Criminology student who finds his quaint Cornish fishing village ruled by a vicious, diabolical family of drug smugglers.
TV – Long Live the King
The Thick Of It meets Six Feet Under. Adapted from a short, this dark comedy follows Nancy, a lonely talent agent who only represents the estates of dead celebrities. After Nancy discovers Olivia, a high-profile author on her books faked her own death; Olivia searches for a comeback while Nancy searches for companionship with her only living client.
Selected for the semifinals of the 2017 Socal Film Festival.
Short film – The Nursing Home
A comedy of grief, loneliness and the draw of home; pensioner Edwina struggles to define her place in the world after she is placed in a nursing home by her emigrating son after the death of her husband.
Selected for the semifinals of the 2016 Austin Film Festival in the short screenplay category.
Short film – Exonerated
Sloane, an inexperienced detective is torn between loyalty to her veteran partner, Mackendrick and commitment to uphold the law when Paulie Dooling, the biggest arrest of Mackendrick’s career is exonerated of murder. After a new body is found, Mackendrick is so convinced of Paulie’s guilt that he makes plans to frame him for the new crime, while the real killer is in front of them all along.
Feature film – The Lookalike
A jet black comedy about Walter Ziegler a successful celebrity lookalike of 90s sitcom star Frankie Farrell, whose life is decimated when his famous doppelgänger is accused of rape and the face that was Walter’s greatest gift becomes the face of a monster.
Project taken to 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab.
Feature film – Debt or Alive
Glengarry Glen Ross meets American Psycho. A cut throat estate agency threatens to fire the bottom 10% of agents at the end of the month. As the night draws in, Penny Crick kills her closest rival to ensure survival and is driven to madness covering up the crime.
Science fiction/Family – The Pinocchio Experiment – Currently writing
(story developed with director Johnny Kevorkian)
A family adventure movie; after Noah, a mute android boy turns up at their farmhouse pursued by soldiers, Cooper Thatcher is mistakenly kidnapped. Mia Thatcher, a nervous recluse must hunt down the secret facility with Noah’s help in order to rescue her bumbling husband.