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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  • 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. 

  • The Autograph Hunters

    The Autograph Hunters Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime Besotted with memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age, a reclusive couple decide to kill for it.

  • The Gatecrashers

    The Gatecrashers Romance Comedy Calum Costello has it all: the rich, beautiful fiancée, the high-powered job, and the fantastic lifestyle. Then the only woman he has ever loved walks back into his life at a rooftop party.

  • 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. 

  • Riike, Flemming, Stine and Jack

    Riike, Flemming, Stine and Jack Independent Romance The love lives of four Copenhagen residents intertwine in a bittersweet series of four shorts.

  • 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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