Screenplays

DIAMOND

Under option to Surface Films http://www.surfacefilms.net/projects

All the following feature film screenplays are available for option. Please contact me via the website.

WOODEN HEART

A young woman’s remarkable relationship with her grandfather’s puppet show must withstand an oppressive, totalitarian government and her conflicted feelings for her grandfather’s successor.

TWO IN THE CAMPAGNE

Screwball romantic comedy: two colleagues, who share nothing but animosity, have to pool their resources when stranded in the south of France. No planes, a train strike, the French and the fates conspire as they fight their way back to London.

WISH FULFILMENT

An ensemble romp on a Midwinter night in a forest outside Milton Keynes which intertwines fairy-tales, Shakespeare and pantomime tropes.

RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE

An aspiring actor is going to make it big in America – providing no-one finds out he’s gay. His girlfriend’s happy to be the disguise, though she’s hoping for more. The man who loves her has his work cut out to prove he’s the better bet.

A HARDER MATTER TO FIGHT

Drama/Black comedy: a successful businesswoman is accused of sexually harassing a junior. “A lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight”.

THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

A tale of office revenge when three party-planners realise they are being ripped off.

LAUNDRY AND LARCENY 

With a family to support, little money coming in and her husband in prison, an enterprising laundrette assistant puts together an unlikely team to carry out a robbery. If they can only get a babysitter, they can carry out the crime of the century.

SNAKE OIL

A heist tale of vengeance: Nine to Five meets The Sting. When three women discover they are working for a boss who has wronged them all, and who looks set to carry on conning the public, they plot an audacious scheme of revenge and justice.

ONE STEP BEHIND YOU

Twisty, contemporary film noir. When an unhappy wife discovers that her husband harbours a secret more dangerous than her own, she thinks she’s found her escape route. But secrets are kept secret for many reasons and the truth may not be the release she desires.

SECRET SANTA

Santa Claus has been missing for years. A talent show has been launched to replace him. The final candidates appear unlikely replacements, but a couple of their assistants are worth a second look.

EVERY DAY AND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

A man discovers he’s being prevented from gaining access to his own country. His attempts to pass through passport control force him to confront the reason for his surreal situation.

THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR

Ghost story: a young woman, new to an apartment, is haunted by a previous occupant’s troubled past.

MESOPOTAMIA

An injured soldier is flown home from war in a nebulous Middle East. As he debriefs, the past, the present and a potential future drift through his semi-conscious mind.

FLAMES

Two ex-lovers meet unexpectedly during a protest march gone badly wrong, only to discover that he is now the leader of an extreme right-wing movement and she has embraced her Muslim heritage. (Also available as a radio-play).

THE PRIEST’S TALE

Drama: a good man pays the penalty for refusing to let love in.

Teleplay

ROCK STAR

Part One: 1982, three teenagers win a competition to meet their hero, rock star, Apollo Chance when he tours to Berlin.

Part Two: present day, documentary, ‘Whatever Happened to Apollo Chance’ exposes the true, shocking events of that visit.