Cynthia Garbutt

Cynthia Garbutt

Screenwriter and Casting Assistant

London, England

Member Since:
August 2012
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About Cynthia

I enjoy working in the film/television/theatre and fashion industries. Worked as an extra and sometimes had bit parts in productions: major feature films (one BFI Award winner) indies, and shorts films. To pay the rent I've done modelling (fitting room/showroom/e-commerce). Been a photographer (onboard) fashion shoot stylist, a freelance copywriter for fashion, and cv/bios for actors and artists. I graduated with a degree and practised interior design and interior architecture - with various studios and freelance 20+ years.

I've completed several feature film spec scripts,, a few pilots, and had my 2-act horror/comedy has been performed by a community theatre in north London. My Hurricane Katrina survivor story was written and recorded:

Currently looking for literary representation or producers that are interested in my projects, this is my website:

Unique traits: Mixed ethnicity: UK, Central American, Caribbean. Born in New Orleans. Speak a bit of Spanish. Worked on a cruise ship for 1 1/2 years. Intuition is my superpower. Former member of a religious cult.

Videos

Loglines

  • A Law Above The Law: The Case (Part 1 of 2)

    A Law Above The Law: The Case (Part 1 of 2) Crime Drama A once devoted Jehovah's Witness minister and his confidant, become targets of attack when his testimony and evidence in a civil lawsuit, will expose a deceitful child sex predator within the flock and a massive pedo-sex cover-up by the church's hierarchy.

  • D-I-Y or D-I-WO

    D-I-Y or D-I-WO Comedy Romance The money is spent, the spend drift, interior designer ex-wife is off-grid, and the contractor split. The kitchen re-do is undone for his upcoming pretentious "surprise" 50th birthday party, so a frustrated man walks into a D-I-Y store and leaves with more than he bargained for.

  • The Eyes

    The Eyes Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller Horror An ethnically-diverse young woman from nowheresville is catapulted to fame, as a transgender supermodel and becomes a victim of gaslighting from the people that she trusted most. When convinced their advice is rooted in greed and manipulation of her lucrative financial assets, she more than evens the score.

  • GLAMAZONS: Drag You In & Out

    GLAMAZONS: Drag You In & Out Comedy Musical A drag queen girl group working in the dodgiest cabaret in London, get the last-minute chance to tour across the US for Labor Day weekend.

  • Glamazons 2: Drag You In & Out

    Glamazons 2: Drag You In & Out Musical Comedy The Glams fulfill another one of their dreams, to record with the Divas of Song.

  • Glamazons 3: Drag You All Around

    Glamazons 3: Drag You All Around Musical Comedy There's only one "drag" box that's left to be ticked, take the Glamazon Tour Around the World.

  • Feed the Fish

    Feed the Fish Adventure Comedy A decade has passed, two partners in crime attempt to mend their long-time friendship despite their deal that went bust, their separate paths, and the dangerous job they undertake one last time.

  • She Came and After A While, I Left

    She Came and After A While, I Left Budget: $0 - $100K | Biography Documentary My journey of anticipating, experiencing, returning to New Orleans two weeks later, living on a FEMA-chartered cruise ship, while under martial law. Then starting a new life after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Based on my personal experience and account of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their aftermaths in southern Louisiana. (Storytelling/radio drama). https://soundcloud.com/cgarbu21/cynthia-10th-anniversary-of-katrina-mix-1). Producer: Karo Jedrus. Writer, narrator, music playlist: Cynthia Garbutt .

  • The Newbie

    The Newbie Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Romance Business post-grad that's deep down, a romantic and a dreamer, who's trying to make everything work out for the best. She moves to the UK and lives with her estranged, drug-addicted, rehabbed mother that forfeited raising her. Pilot for intended series.

  • Spooky D

    Spooky D Comedy Horror 2-act musical. And you thought detention was boring, think again. Young students Arron, Cary, and Dane write themselves into a scary story. And unknowingly become the last of a lineage of students that share the same fate on All Hallows Eve.

  • What's Done Is Done

    What's Done Is Done Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime Thriller In a social system plagued with abuse, failure, and negligence whom can you trust, especially when you're at the receiving end. A teenage girl has slipped through its cracks too many times and decides to take matters into her own hands. 

  • growing UP

    growing UP Comedy Family The story of a curious and unconventional girl, that's from first-generation Latin American parents of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and mixed-raced, growing up in the south during the 1960s and 70s. Based on my life events and experiences, growing up in, a mixed-race immigrant family, as a girl, in New Orleans, in the 60s,   (pilot completed)

  • Storytime

    Storytime Family Animation (30-minute procedural, children's series, animated/live-action. Timeline: present, historical, and various. Pilot completed). Series Logline: Four animated and adventurous preschoolers turn this weekly routine bore into an adventure of historical and scientific discovery, by time traveling and visiting other dimensions with the aid of a portal (the lift) and their individual superpowers in live-action.

  • Get Hitched

    Get Hitched Other Monogamy wanted? (Unscripted, formatted competition series)

  • If I Take One More F***ing Pill

    If I Take One More F***ing Pill Drama Comedy Besides dealing with her control-freak, judgmental Jehovah's Witness mother, a  determined young woman battles her painful and chronic illness. With the reluctant help of an ex-rival colleague that begrudgingly saves her from the needless and intrusive, procedures, drugs, and treatments that she'd experienced decades ago. 

  • Foodiegans

    Foodiegans Music Comedy Let food be thy medicine.

  • High Tea

    High Tea Drama In our world the secrets, we must keep. (in development)

  • The Decision

    The Decision Drama Hospice social worker helps next of kin deal with end of life decisions, loss, grief and bereavement.

  • The Republik

    The Republik War Historical It was once a beautiful dream for some. But now, their nightmare awaits. Germany, between The Wars. (in development)

  • ABANDONED

    ABANDONED War There are times and places where being an American counts for absolutely nothing at all. (in development)

  • Species

    Species Sci-fi Mystery Who are we? Why are we here? And where are we going?

  • BRAVADA (fictional novel, for a TV-drama limited-series, in development)

    BRAVADA (fictional novel, for a TV-drama limited-series, in development) Thriller Drama Who will discover what he has extorted and carefully hidden; then dare to outwit - live to defy the Russian mafia. A fictional story about the vory, "thieves-in-law." A family saga. (2/3 completed, fictional historical novel, supported by actual events)

Credits

  • Endless Passion

    Endless Passion (2019 - 2020)
    Film by Mark Lee & Franco Media/Harvey Lowry (Crime and Drama) LGBTQ+ Casting Asst/Wardrobe Supervisor A movie mogul's seedy past as a drug courier comes back to haunt him by those threatening to destroy his empire.

  • Love Sarah

    Love Sarah (2019)
    Film by Eliza Schroeder (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Louisa A young woman wishes to fulfill her mother's dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London. To do this, she enlists the help of an old friend and her grandma.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
    Film by John Watts (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Charity dinner guest (uncredited) Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

  • Kill or Be Killed

    Kill or Be Killed (2017)
    Film by BL Parker (Drama, Horror and Thriller) News Reporter Five years after the unusual deaths of a group of teenagers, paranormal investigator Max Archer interviews survivor Matt Swanson who is serving life in prison for the murder of his classmates - but Matt claims he is innocent and that the inhuman force that killed his friends is still after him. Matt recalls how he and his best friend Liam were ensnared into a deadly game of tag with their friends and why the game still isn't over.

  • iBoy

    iBoy (2016)
    Film by Adam Randall (Crime, Drama and Sci-Fi) Telephone Conversation 6 After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smartphone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.

  • Burnt

    Burnt (2015)
    Drama by John Wells (Drama) VIP dinner guest (uncredited) Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef in New Orleans who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

  • Muppets Most Wanted

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
    Film by James Bobbin (Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family and 2 More) Supporting Artist Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie, and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • 24: Live Another Day

    24: Live Another Day (2014)
    Television by FOX/SKY-TV/Jon Cassar (Crime, Drama and Thriller) CIA/CTU London Stn Office Staff (uncredited) Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller. Kiefer Sutherland's final Jack Bauer role.

  • Lawless

    Lawless (2013)
    TV Movie by SKY-TV Living/Jon Jones (Drama) Lawyer's wife (uncredited) From the cells in the basement to the judge's chambers, Lawless offers a backstage pass to the inner workings of a modern court. Suranne Jones stars as a brand new judge battling to keep her head above the water in the murky depths of the justice system. Written by Jacquetta May. https://youtu.be/4ZQleoom5HQ Trailer

  • Closed Circuit

    Closed Circuit (2013)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Journalist (uncredted) A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
    Film by Jeff Wadlow (Action, Comedy and Crime) Epilogue Nurse (uncredited) Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass, and destroy everything he stands for.

  • About Time

    About Time (2013)
    Film by Richard Curtis (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance and 1 More) Tube Passenger (uncredited) At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything (2013)
    Drama by James Marsh (Biography) Journalist (uncredited) A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

  • The Milestones

    The Milestones (2012)
    Video (Short and Music) Actress Add a Plot »

  • 360

    360 (2012)
    Film by Magnolia Pictures & BBC FIlms/Fernando Mierelles (Drama) Flight attendant (deleted scene) A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

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