SHORT FILMS

These are brief loglines for current and completed short film projects. Full scripts can be provided on request – just give me a shout.


Comedy drama – The Nursing Home – Completed draft – SEMIFINALIST AT AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2016, SEMIFINALIST AT SOCAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017

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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.


Dark comedy – Exonerated – Completed draft

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.


Dark comedy – A Dog’s Life – Completed draft

Demelza, the lone survivor of the car wreck that killed her husband and baby, makes a pact to end it all once her elderly dog Lucky, the last remnant of her former life passes away, but he refuses to die.


Drama – Bound & Gagged – Completed draft

Trapped in another hopeless date night, repressed couple Georgie and James venture into the dark depths of an S&M dungeon is a hapless attempt to reignite their passion. The lurid setting sparks a stage for their first honest argument in decades to air a lifetime of grievances.


Drama/thriller – Clouded Rainbows – Completed draft

Two strands of the same story collide in Johannesburg, when grieving widow Danie Pienaar is set on a collision course with orphans Benny and Isaac Mabena, as Isaac struggles to wrestle Benny away from gang warfare; two families torn apart by death and destined to destroy each other.


Fantasy – The Transformation – Post-production

(In collaboration with director Johnny Kevorkian)

The Transformation is a found-footage horror that follows teenager Alex Harris’ transformation into a vampire, documented by his best friend, Joe; his descent into a blood-thirsty animal. 

 

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