CJ Walley

CJ Walley

Script Revolution
Screenwriter

Newcastle under Lyme, United Kingdom

Member Since:
November 2013
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About CJ

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. Following one of my first scripts being featured by Amazon Studios, I’ve been cutting 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 and I'm helping drive it with a recent feature script option in Vancouver and working as a writer for hire for a production company in Los Angeles.

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.

Loglines

  • For Your Dreams

    For Your Dreams Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Adventure Comedy Thriller Crime A hardy country girl with nothing to lose is forced to transport drugs by Texan drug lord, but instead she double-crosses him in a last ditch bid to fulfill her sister's dreams in Vegas.

  • Blueberry Special

    Blueberry Special Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent Thriller Comedy Crime Drama Mortally injured following a deal gone wrong, a small-time drug dealer finds herself holed up in a diner restroom with her friends long gone and her attacker closing in.

  • '64 Malibu

    '64 Malibu Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Crime A stringer's investigation of a washed up celebrity at a seedy motel descends into chaos when she unwittingly draws assassins toward the woman she idolises.

  • The Saggar

    The Saggar Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Drama Following a long stretch inside, an ageing gangster leaves prison to find he’s been double-crossed and his daughter doesn’t want him in her life.

  • Bitch Force

    Bitch Force Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Adventure Comedy When they stumble upon a small town terrorized by a drug lord, an unruly all female army crew feel it’s their duty to rescue an innocent young girl from his grasp.

  • Interstate Juggernaut

    Interstate Juggernaut Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Thriller War In a post-WWIII Los Angeles, a drifter helps a farm girl search for medicine, but they find themselves caught up in an action packed feud between a crazed ex-colonel at the helm of a massive traveling war machine and what remains of the city's military defenses.

  • Gash Bandits - Short

    Gash Bandits - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Drama Thriller When they stop to fix their get-a-way vehicle, two runaway sisters must tackle both love at first sight and the bounty hunters hot on their tail.

  • Impala Cholas - Short

    Impala Cholas - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Drama Presented with a seemingly innocent young girl looking to buy a gun from her, a ruthless gang leader has to choose between easy money and tough love.

  • Cotton Mouth Coed

    Cotton Mouth Coed Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Crime Drama Knowing she has a bounty on her head, a small time college cannabis dealer tries to convince a close friend to keep her business going so she can go into hiding.

  • Oversteer - Short

    Oversteer - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Drama The surviving gang members of a car crash find their only salvation may be to kill the good samaritans that have offered their hospitality.

  • Blackpool Pleasure - Short

    Blackpool Pleasure - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Drama A young druggy chasing the ultimate high and avoiding the pornstar she’s stolen from is faced with a disgraced friend in need of her charity.

  • By God - Short

    By God - Short Other Thriller 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.

Credits

  • Southern Decadence

    Southern Decadence (2018)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Writer

  • Like Lightning From Heaven

    Like Lightning From Heaven (2016 - 2017)
    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

    Devil's Little Angel (2017)
    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?

    For Whose God? (2016)
    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

    Bring This All Together (2015)
    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.

  • Toughest Role

    Toughest Role (2013)
    Film (short) by Sandra Mitrovic (Drama) Writer A suicidal young actor narrates a brief tour of her life of fame, success, isolation and depression.

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