James Calder

James Calder

Screenwriter and Translator

Perth, United Kingdom

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August 2015
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About James

Though I've always toyed with the idea of being a sportswriter, I've finally veered away from journalism and completed my first script, a romantic comedy set in 1980s Scotland. I enjoyed doing it so much I'm currently mapping out a second, a love story set in punk/post punk London, and after that there'll be another one and then another one and so on. If someone likes one of them enough to turn it into an actual film, then great. If they don't, well at least I can say that I've fulfilled my ambition of writing a screenplay before I kick the bucket.
What's my aim when I write? To create something fresh and a little bit different.

Unique traits: Passion, meticulousness, stamina.

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  • Caoimhe

    Caoimhe Comedy Drama A successful pick-up artist has his world view challenged when an equally libidinous woman moves into his flat.

  • 243

    243 Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Comedy When true love comes the way of a serial womaniser, his fears of rejection down the line take over.

  • She's The Wan

    She's The Wan Comedy Fantasy Romance Oblivious to the charms of a potential soulmate and the advice of telepathic locals with a gift for matchmaking, a gullible Englishman in Glasgow falls instead for a femme fatale.

  • The Drummer Girl

    The Drummer Girl Romance Drama After clasping eyes on the neon-haired drummer of a punk band, a straight-laced young man decides to make her his, only for a drug habit and shifting musical trends to conspire against him. 

  • Incomplete

    Incomplete Comedy Drama Shopped to the police by a fellow barfly for driving under the influence, a washed-up American football star seeks revenge on his release from prison. 

  • Outsider Art

    Outsider Art Crime Drama When he discovers his neglected elderly neighbour dead in her flat along with a stash of her remarkable paintings, a struggling young artist steals some and passes them off as his own, to critical acclaim.

Education

  • Glasgow University
    (1987-1991)

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