Daniel E. Hall

Daniel E. Hall

ANTI-STAR
Screenwriter

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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About Daniel

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; well one has to take the total package in this day and age!) Be it psychological mind-f**cks, vomit-inducing gorefests, 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 bit of deep and hard Sci-Fi thrown in, just for shits & giggles!)

With a heart and soul tainted by such wickedness, it is through screenwriting that I find catharis. It is a craft I adore; what some may see as constrictions and limitations 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 is my screenwriting hero, it is known.)

As a writer and producer, I am bent towards the ostensible straight jacket of zero to micro budget film making, extracting every last drop of goodness possible from the limited resources at my command. To this end, I have learnt to specialise in writing sick and grisly tales set in one location with a minimal trope of unfortunates and deplorables acting out the most hideous business one could imagine. The coagulations of my production company, Anti-Star, serve as unholy testament to my personal ethic of practical chastity and warped 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, Script Angel and Bang2Write. It is a great joy and privilege to be privy to the writing styles and behaviours of my eclectic, resplendent and diverse peers. Truth be told, I am always eager to collaborate with any directors, producers and cinematic sickos and deviants who are looking to bring their unspeakable fears and terrors onto the screen.

Currently, one is moulding a foul and degenerate ensemble of feature screenplays and TV shows into hideous fully fleshed out beasts, ready to be pitched to my fellow exponents of the dark arts. Running concurrently to this frenzied juggling act I am also siring a hideous spawn of (rapidly breeding/mutating) micro-shorts, with a view to coagulating a web series out of the rancid brine... or even a feature length portmanteau odyssey, in the finest Amicus horror traditions...

After a few years removed from the brain correctional facility that is mainstream education, I am soon to return to the site of past crimes, Bournemouth University, and undertake a Masters degree in movie production, where I intend to bring even more of my diabolical ideas to celluloid life.

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Loglines

  • THE DEAD MAN

    THE DEAD MAN Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery Horror A haunted pathologist reconnects with his estranged wife, despite death coming between them. Together, they savour a bond they never had in life, until an encroaching darkness from their past threatens their unsustainable present.

  • WOLF IN THE NIGHT

    WOLF IN THE NIGHT Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi A demure, brilliant astrophysicist makes an earth-shattering discovery. With only hours left, she must discard her inhibitions to secure a deep, meaningful one-night relationship. Just In time for the end of the world... 

  • VISCERA

    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, an even worse obliteration threatens the dwindling survivors from the inside.

  • WOKE

    WOKE Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror An ambitious executive submits to a radical procedure that promises an edge he could only dream of: eliminating sleep. However this 'gift' soon becomes a permanent nightmare.

  • ESTRANGED

    ESTRANGED Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A solitary private detective discovers her adoptive father has died under troubling circumstances. Digging into his past, she exhumes an appalling truth about her ‘family', but an even worse one about herself. 

  • CUPIO DISSOLVI

    CUPIO DISSOLVI Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror An impotent pornographer uncovers evidence that his vanished, puritan twin sister suffered an obscene fate at the hands of those bent to preserve her, and who have a similar 'transformation' in store for him.

  • YELLOW JACKET

    YELLOW JACKET Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A wounded vigilante suffers a harrowing violation in the pursuit of her vile prey. Seeded with a terrible burden to bear, she must decide how much more she is willing to sacrifice, because ultimately the toll her vengeful quest demands Is her identity as a human being.

  • DAWKIN'S RAPTURE

    DAWKIN'S RAPTURE Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A wayward clergyman awakens to discover that God has summoned his flock… and he hasn’t been invited. 

Education

  • Bournemouth University
    (2003-2006)

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