York Davis

York Davis

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Screenwriter, Playwright, Singer, Actor, Researcher, Editor and Author

Ottawa, Canada

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About York

B.A. and B.A.(hons) English and M.A. (International Affairs) Long career in solo tenor vocal music and onstage in theatre, especially musicals. (just ask me! lol!)
For ten years, I've written first plays, then feature and TV scripts and now branching out into short stories and novels/novellas.
I've been a member of WGC since 2018.
My scripts have been competition quarter and semi-finalists a number of times. But my historical/biographical feature script "Kitty" (my own New Zealand mother's successful fight for legal equality in macho New Zealand) has been continuously optioned 2016-2023). My "I Love You, Oscar Wilde" historical drama feature script was also optioned 2016-2022 inclusive.
Please message me if you wish further info on these or other feature or TV scripts, including dramedy pilot: "Rare Vintages", biblical adventure pilot: "The Holy Grail Voyage" and 1 hour historical drama, "Dressler Undressed" about old screen star Marie Dressler.
I welcome any enquiries and look forward to chatting.

Unique traits: I Love researching and writing Victorian and Edwardian film scripts with theatre, art and early film elements. My first play then screenplay was "Cakewalk" about May Irwin, a vaudeville star who was the first to integrate all-white U.S. stages. Then came a one act play then 1 hour TV/MOW "Queen Marie (Dressler)", set in the early talkies era. After another one-act WWII play "Churchill in Peril" , I wrote a feature script "I Love You, Oscar Wilde", which made PAGE semi-finals and finals NSI Features First (Canada). After drafting a novel about Joseph of Arimathea's journey to Britannia with the Holy Family, called "Voyage of the Holy Grail" and then finished a TV pilot and bible for an ensemble, comedy limited series called "Rare Vintages" set in an long-term care home. Using the same long term care home characters, I just finished a feature holiday drama called "Grace 'Til Christmas."

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  • Kitty

    Kitty Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical "In 1930's Depression New Zealand, an unwed poor widow causes a national scandal, by suing her new baby's wealthy father for Breech of Promise to Marry and backing out. Based on a true story."

  • Voyage of the Holy Grail

    Voyage of the Holy Grail Budget: $30M+ | Action Historical "Joseph of Arimathea faces deadly perils to take his adopted son Jesus', family, disciples and the Holy Grail to Britain, to spread Jesus' Word there."

  • Rare Vintages

    Rare Vintages Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy Drama A self-centred plastic surgeon must reluctantly work in a long-term care home in Ottawa, Canada, to realize his true happiness.  

  • Grace 'Til Christmas?

    Grace 'Til Christmas? Budget: $5M - $10M | Other Drama To atone for her past sin, ninety-two year old Grace vows to promote Christian Christmas, but catches deadly flu and because of her strict beliefs, may not live till Christmas.

  • I Love You, Oscar Wilde

    I Love You, Oscar Wilde Biography Drama Historical Romance A young Canadian artist madly in love with Oscar Wilde paints his portrait that inspires his controversial "The Picture of Dorian Gray," but struggles as his emerging lifestyle threatens her love.

  • Cakewalk

    Cakewalk Biography Notorious for the first movie kiss, Canadian stage-actress May Irwin introduces black dancers onto white American stages, to fulfil her beloved father’s dying wish.

Awards

  • Semi-finalist Page Screenwriting Competition 2015 with "I Love You, Oscar Wilde"

  • Finalist National Screen Institute Features First 2016 with "Frances Loves Oscar Wilde".

Education

  • Carleton University

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