Helen Sykes

Helen Sykes

Writer
Screenwriter

London, England

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March 2012
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About Helen

My work is genre lead. I have experience of writing in a team. We adapted a well-known novel into a high octane environmental action thriller. Most of the process was done virtually, with occasional meet-ups. As part of this process I also created characters and made behavioural bibles to help with character consistency. The finished feature length script exists, but was subsequently shelved by the agency for unknown reasons.

I am afraid I do not ghost write other people's stories, though I will consider co-writing suitable projects that need further development to take them to the next level. I am mainly working on my own speculative writing projects and I occasionally work with my life partner Paul Murphy as a story or script consultant on his short film projects.

My feature length original contemporary Action Horror Comedy was a Final Draft Big Break 2018 Quarter Finalist.
The projects I am currently working on are a Paranormal Thriller, an Historical Action Drama and a novel. They are at the top of a large pile of ideas at various states of development.

As a young wordsmith I read Literature at the University of Essex. Then as a fine artist I trained at Central St Martins, London. As a mature student I won a place on the MA in Scriptwriting programme at the University of East Anglia, UK. I am based in London.

Unique traits: Strong interest in Science, Genetics, History, Military History, Art History, Womens History, Archaeology, Psychology, Paranormal, Animal Welfare, Environment, Japan, Norfolk and Ireland

Videos

Loglines

  • GORDO THE PIG

    GORDO THE PIG Horror Comedy A bullied, over-weight chauffeur finds the courage to stand up to his ambitious criminal boss when a kidnapped maid conjures a female angel of death, in the shape of a pretty young woman, to destroy their gang of social misfits. 

Credits

  • Jeff Lowe: A Life of Making

    Jeff Lowe: A Life of Making (2019)
    Documentary by Paul Murphy Script Consultant A candid insight into the life and creative process of the British sculptor Jeff Lowe.

  • Silent Enemy

    Silent Enemy (2016)
    Film (short) by Paul Murphy Co-writer A short film to highlight the horror of snaring.

  • TBC Action Thriller

    TBC Action Thriller (2013)
    Film by details on request (Action and Thriller) Co-writer Adaptation. Feature length Action Thriller, draft currently with the literary agency involved.

Education

  • University of East Anglia: Scriptwriting MA
    (2005-2006)

  • Literature BA MA
    (2005-2006)

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