Just have my foot in the door after knocking on it for four years. Got 1 feature slated for production early 2018. Another feature has active, continuing A-list actor interest. And yet another has a producer attached, just in final script phase now.
How'd I get here? Born in London, England, raised in Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg and came of age and still living in Sydney, Australia with my wife and young son.
I grew up in a house of books and immersed in cinema. In cinematic story, my first love was science fiction with a voice. Seeing Tarkovsky's Solaris as a six-year-old flicked something inside. The writing boards I seem to walk are rooted in social science fiction.
I'm drawn to the theme of loss and have no idea why. I'm intrigued by what happens when you denude someone of their facade, personae and security. What we're left is the true human, the real person. Their reaction to their new world, to their new reality of self is what fires my writing. And how do you give the audience a sense of hope afterwards, that ecstatic agony - no matter what the ending.
JONAS Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Drama As the global economy flatlines, a nine-year old boy struggles to save his alcoholic mother from herself and the recorded memories of her husband. If her downward spiral doesn't destroy the shreds of Jonas' family, then the looming threat of homelessness, starvation and social chaos will.
On Greenville Hill Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy Five years after the global economy has collapsed, a status-craving husband and independent-minded wife scrounge separate lives on the garbage dump that was once their suburb. Change comes when a remote stranger offers him a place in the distant walled city in exchange for turning against his 'eccentric' community. In pursing his mission, he discovers his real choice is between regaining the love of his estranged wife or finally returning to a prized civilized life.
DISCONN Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi Under wraps. For more info, please contact Chris Watkins at Catapult Entertain Group (contact@catapultentgroup)com
Save a dollar Comedy A customer just wants to buy a bottle of water. The service station guy wants to give him the deal of the century.
by Catapult Entertainment Group Writer
Table Read My Screenplay - London - 2nd Place
ISA FastTrack Fellowshop - Winner
BlueCat Joplin Award - Top 4 Finalist
Winner PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (Sci-Fi)
Script Pipeline - Semifinalist
Nicholl Fellowship - Semifinalist
Final Draft Big Break - Semifinalist