Daniel E. Hall

Daniel E. Hall

ANTI-STAR
Screenwriter and Producer

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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October 2019
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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

  • CUPIO DISSOLVI

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • YELLOW JACKET

    YELLOW JACKET Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A wounded vigilante suffers a harrowing violation in the pursuit of her vile prey. Left with a terrible burden, she must decide how much more she is willing to sacrifice, for the toll her vengeful quest demands Is humanity itself.

  • ON THE OTHER SIDE

    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… 

  • ESTRANGED

    ESTRANGED Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A pregnant private detective learns her adoptive father has died under bizarre circumstances. Drawn back into the dark of her past, she exhumes grotesque truths regarding her ‘family’. And an appalling secret about herself.

  • DAWKIN'S RAPTURE

    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…

  • WOKE

    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...

  • 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, something even worse threatens the dwindling survivors: the darkness that lurks inside.

  • THE DEAD MAN

    THE DEAD MAN Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery Horror When a forensic pathologist suffers his own personal tragedy, he is urged to move onto the next phase of existence and slip the surly, smothering bonds of his past life. Or suffer total oblivion.

Education

  • Bournemouth University
    (2004-2007)

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