I’m here for the gritty movies, the rebellious movies, the b-movies, those features that are here to be good old fashioned entertainment and pack a punch that’s a lot harder than their budgets would suggest.
I love pulp and exploitation, I like car chases and gunplay, but I also love depth and themes that resound with viewers at the core of their being. I like dialogue that crackles and has weight behind the words. I love scenes that twist and turn as characters vie for power or fall for each other.
2012 was the year I started writing and it’s been a hell of a ride. I’ve cut my teeth writing shoestring budget short scripts and giving them away to up-and-coming filmmakers. Now I’m here for the independents and timing couldn’t be better. We need a goddamn uprising right now and I need to be a part of it.
I write what I call nextploitation; hard-hitting, in your face content with a nod to the past and one eye on the future. I’m talking progressive values mixed with nostalgic hedonism. My twist? I write female characters, often as leads, that don’t suck. I do this because I care deeply about my characters being the real deal.
I’m all about the craft and all about the love. It doesn't matter to me if it's Tarantino or Twilight, I always look for the good in everything. I’m not here to take centre stage. I’m here to knuckle down and prove myself in the hope the teams I join go on to grow with our audience.
I’m all about helping change the industry too, in any way I can and for the better. In 2016, I started the script hosting website Script Revolution, offering the same benefits of sites such as the Blacklist and Inktip but with none of the costs. The site’s now the fastest growing script database on the net with an average of over 125 scripts uploaded per month and over 300 scripts downloaded per week. Together, we’re moving the needle and getting stronger every day.
That sound cool? If so, let’s talk.
Name: CJ Walley
Lives in: Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom
Company: Script Revolution
Like Lightning From Heaven
Film (short) by Priscila Zortea Writer Upon finding someone who’s contemplating a crime, a charming young woman tries to do what she thinks is the right thing – talk them into going through with it.
Devil's Little Angel
Film (Short and Thriller) Writer Enslaved by her therapist and forced to kill, a girl fights to shake his hold over her mind and spare the life of a visiting female detective.
For Whose God?
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Handcuffed to a bag of explosives and reflecting on a hostage situation gone awry, a white supremacist woman and Arab man debate their potential afterlife.
Bring This All Together
Film (short) by Yurena A de Dios (Crime and Drama) Co-Writer Following a desperate act of self defence, a drifter finds herself tied into the runaway life of two petty thieves, one of which she cannot help but fall in love with.
Film (short) by Sandra Mitrovic (Drama) Writer A suicidal young actor narrates a brief tour of her life of fame, success, isolation and depression.