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James Moran

James Moran

Moranic Productions
Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

London, England

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About James

Writer, director, filmmaker. Severance, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Spooks, Crusoe, Crossing Lines, The Sparticle Mystery, Eve, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud. Creator of @minasjournal.

I've been in the industry for nearly 20 years, and have been posting writing advice for free for around 15 years. My writing advice Patreon has techniques and tips, in depth posts on my writing process, behind the scenes exclusive insights, and early news announcements. Think of it as a custom, ongoing writing seminar tailored to subscribers - and come have a look:

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  • The Rubbish World of Dave Spud

    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (2019)
    TV Series Writer

  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: FFIDENT20

    Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: FFIDENT20 (2019)
    Film Writer

  • Curfew

    Curfew (2019)
    TV Series Writer

  • Shushpiria

    Shushpiria (2018)
    Film Writer

  • Blood Shed

    Blood Shed (2017)
    Film Writer

  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Pink Teats

    Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Pink Teats (2017)
    Film Writer

  • Minutes Past Midnight

    Minutes Past Midnight (2016)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Writer As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. Demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories hand-picked through Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground's long-running genre film festival Little Terrors, prepare to see some of the finest the world of fright has to offer. Be warned: these tales are not for the faint of heart. Written by Unstable Ground

  • Mina Murray's Journal

    Mina Murray's Journal (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Fantasy) Writer Mina Murray is just discovering that real life, work, and bills are a lot scarier than she expected. But that all pales in comparison when she comes across an ancient evil. Dracula's heading to London, and he's going to paint the town red.

  • Eve

    Eve (2016)
    Television (Drama, Family and Sci-Fi) Writer Life changes beyond recognition for the Clarke family when Eve, the world's first fully sentient 'artificial person', comes to live under their roof.

  • Connie

    Connie (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Editor Wannabe stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she found just the puppet to help. Enter bold, brassy, sassy and sickening, the sequinned killer under two feet tall, Connie. But Connie is no ordinary puppet... She's a living doll. As Dolly and Connie take the London comedy scene by storm, Connie begins to take over Dolly's life. Meeting fellow ventriloquist, Ollie Bloom, Dolly is encouraged to leave Connie behind and go solo, making it a supernatural fight to the end. Written by Cat Davies

  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: FrightFest at 20,000 Feet

    Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: FrightFest at 20,000 Feet (2016)
    Film Writer

  • Crossing Lines

    Crossing Lines (2015)
    Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Writer A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders, to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice.

  • Ghosting

    Ghosting (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Research assistant Lyssa Fletcher is conducting a preliminary investigation into a supposedly haunted room. Like every other case, Lyssa fully expects it to be a waste of her Saturday. Today, she'll wish it was.

  • The Sparticle Mystery

    The Sparticle Mystery (2015)
    Television (Adventure, Family, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Writer The entire Adult Population of the World has disappeared after a disastrous experiment in a Particle Collider. A tribe of 11 Children discover everyone over 15 has gone to a parallel dimension and so they trek across country to realign the two worlds and bring their Parents back. Written by Stephen Smallwood

  • KEEN-wah

    KEEN-wah (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Editor Blind dates can be daunting. Even more so when your date has dietary restrictions, and is more than a little past his prime. Suzanne knows the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but will she be on the menu? A comedy horror short with laughs in bitefuls. Written by Cat Davies

  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Furry Road

    Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Furry Road (2015)
    Film Writer

  • Turn Off Your Bloody Phone - Film 4 Frightfest: The Dark Heart of Cinema

    Turn Off Your Bloody Phone - Film 4 Frightfest: The Dark Heart of Cinema (2014)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer This film is about a guy with a magic phone that rings and rings. Until someone comes along and says" turn of that bloody phone"

  • Three Minutes

    Three Minutes (2014)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Crazy for You

    Crazy for You (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Romance) Writer It's difficult to find love when you're a serial killer - when Charlie meets the girl of his dreams, he has to keep that slight flaw a secret from her. Will true love win the day? Or will she become another of his unwitting victims? Crazy For You is a romantic-comedy-horror for everyone who has skeletons in their closet - metaphorical or otherwise... Written by Anonymous

  • Turn Your Bloody Phone Off: The Second Batch

    Turn Your Bloody Phone Off: The Second Batch (2013)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Cockneys vs Zombies

    Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy and 1 More) Writer This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save their grandfather's retirement home from being demolished by developers. Meanwhile on another building site some workers dig up an old graveyard and they get bitten by the "undead" which sets off a chain reaction. Then the bank robbers are cornered by the police while in the process of the robbery, but when they exit they find that they are all dead as a result of the horde of zombies. They have to get to the retirement home before the zombies do! Written by Michael Hallows Eve

  • Turn Your Bloody Phone Off

    Turn Your Bloody Phone Off (2012)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer A series of PSA's that are played in front of films at various festivals to remind patrons to switch off their phones during the films in a variety of gruesome and horrific ways.

  • Tower Block

    Tower Block (2012)
    Film (Thriller) Writer Several months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

  • Halloween: H33

    Halloween: H33 (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Origin

    Origin (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Producer A woman tries to keep her family together when her son falls ill after he's bitten by a mysterious creature.

  • Girl Number 9

    Girl Number 9 (2009)
    Television (Thriller) Writer Vincent Boylan has just been arrested, suspected of being behind the brutal murder of seven girls, but the police only have a limited time to get a confession. If they can't make him talk, he could slip through their fingers. Detective Matheson, who is leading the investigation, is sent to try and get some answers. But things soon take a horrifying turn for the worse, as Matheson and his boss Lyndon find out that all is not as it seems. Written by brenkaykeller

  • Torchwood

    Torchwood (2008 - 2009)
    Television (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Writer Captain Jack Harkness, the former Time Agent and con man from the 51st century last seen traveling with the Doctor, ventures to early 21st century Cardiff. There, he becomes a member of Torchwood Institute, a renegade criminal investigation group founded by Queen Victoria to battle hostile extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. Written by rmlohner

  • Primeval

    Primeval (2009)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Writer When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.

  • Spooks

    Spooks (2008)
    TV Series Writer

  • Crusoe

    Crusoe (2008)
    Television (Adventure and Drama) Writer Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 18th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations -- and a hero who will bear a resemblance to Angus MacGyver. NBC has committed to 13 episodes. Written by melanie@imdb.com

  • Spooks: Code 9

    Spooks: Code 9 (2008)
    Television (Action and Drama) Writer Set in 2013 Britain, following a devastating terror attack on London, this drama from the makers of Spooks follows the lives of young MI5 officers fighting to return Britain to normality. Britain in 2013 is a highly monitored world, which spills I to everyone's private lives. MI 5, the new secret police, defend the realm. Society is tense - watching and being watched all the time. But this level of protection comes at the cost of liberty, and a new generation of young, trained spies are fighting to regain that liberty. Full of personal hope, they are fighting for everyone's freedom. With more underground working methods, more rogue and immoral officers than today, and deeply competitive - their missions call for a new brand of heroism. But who can they trust? Written by briskate

  • Doctor Who

    Doctor Who (2008)
    Television (Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery and 1 More) Writer The Doctor, from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he regenerates into a new form (which is how the show has been running since 1963).

  • Severance

    Severance (2006)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Writer A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Written by Tomius J. Barnard

  • Cheap Rate Gravity

    Cheap Rate Gravity (2004)
    Film (Short) Writer Harvey and Elsie live in a world without gravity. When Elsie has a big dinner party, she sends Harvey off to buy some gravity for the evening - but Harvey thinks he can save a little cash on the deal...

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