As a creative, I find myself in helpless thraldom to the irresistible allure of all that is dark and macabre in movies (and TV, literature, art, news; one has to takes the total package!) Be it psychological mind-f**cks, vomit-inducing gore-fests, VHS Video Nasties or vintage Hammer epics, I love each and every component of the black rainbow that the horror genre basks in, avidly consuming all and discriminating against none.
With a heart and soul tainted by such wickedness, it is through screenwriting that I find catharsis via this craft I adore. What some may see as constrictions in writing for the screen, I wholeheartedly embrace, calling upon my own twisted powers of imagination to overcome the challenges associated with this simple to pick up, but tricky to master art-form. I have sought to achieve this by honing a very vivid, visual style in my own particular and pithy approach to script writing (Walter Hill's terse style I strive to emulate).
As a writer and producer, I am bent towards the ostensible straight jacket of ultra-low budget film making, extracting every last drop of goodness possible from the limited resources at my command. To this end, I have learnt to formulate narratives set in one location with a minimal cast. The coagulations of my production company, ANTI-STAR, serve as unholy testament to my personal ethic of practical chastity and inventive mindset.
I have also completed a number of freelancing script reading assignments, both for individuals, production houses and script consultancies. These include Size 9 Productions, Create50, Script Angel and Film Expo South. It is a great joy and privilege to be privy to the writing styles and behaviours of my eclectic, resplendent and diverse peers. I am always eager to collaborate with those looking to bring their own creative visions to the screen.
Currently, one is moulding an ensemble of self-contained, feature-length screenplays into fully fleshed out beasts. I am also looking to get an anthology of micro-short horrors made to be showcased on Instagram. Along with these projects I am also working as a script reader for the Lift-Off Global Network.
VISCERA Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Horror An indecisive paraplegic is bequeathed command of a crippled ship spiralling into the pitiless maw of a black hole. However, something even worse on board stalks the dwindling survivors. Now the reluctant captain must stand and face it. Alone.
THE DEAD MAN Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery ⋄ Horror A forensic pathologist endures a tragedy that brings him closer to his wife despite death coming between them. However, gathering threats render this isolation unattainable and he must slip the bondage of his past to have any kind of future.
ESTRANGED Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror ⋄ Thriller A solitary private detective learns her estranged, adoptive father has died under bizarre circumstances. Instinct compels her to investigate and she exhumes grotesque truths regarding her 'family'. And an appalling secret about herself.
YELLOW JACKET Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A hedonistic cop investigates a trail of unfortunates deprived of all their sensory functions. This leads to a pursuit of a sadistic assailant enacting her own form of inhuman justice on those who perpetrated a terrible, unpunished wrong.
CUPIO DISSOLVI Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror An impotent pornographer sinks in the mire of his seedy and ruinous existence, until a pervasive intruder offers unlikely salvation. However, to gain redemption, he must dissolve away all the sin that has gone before. Literally…
HADE'S GAZE Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Sci-fi A morbid pathologist by day casts his eyes to the skies at night in feverish pursuit of a cosmological mystery. However, his maddening obsession threatens to consume not only him, but everyone else...
SCHISM Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A maverick doctor petitions to employ a radical procedure to cure a patient stricken with a ruinous mental affliction. When permission is denied, she takes matters into her own hands, and succeeds into making the debilitation a literal thing of flesh.
WOLF IN THE NIGHT Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Drama A demure yet brilliant astrophysicist makes an earth-shattering discovery. Denied the bliss of ignorance, she fights to discard her inhibitions and procure a deep, meaningful, one (final) night relationship…
MAN OF THE HOUSE Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Horror As a savage new world order encroaches, a gentle but woefully unprepared man does his best too ‘carry on’. However, compromised by an unwise sortie, it is left to his fragile partner to pick up the shattered pieces.
DAWKIN'S RAPTURE Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A wayward clergyman awakens to find that God has summoned his flock… and he hasn’t been invited! Alone in an empty world, the excommunicated one desperately searches for a stairway to heaven, only to stumble down the road to Hell…
ON THE OTHER SIDE Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror Seeking reassurance, a religious devotee is troubled by disturbing testimonies of fellow practitioners of faith who ‘died’ yet returned from the other side. Desperate to know what is coming, she seeks irrefutable proof…
WOKE Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A ruthless executive submits to a radical procedure that promises a priceless edge: eliminating the need for sleep. However, this 'gift' comes at a grave cost, taking first his sanity, then demanding his life...
BEST SHORT SCRIPT (CUPIO DISSOLVI) - Pastel Wasteland Film Festival