Richard Paul Skinner

Richard Paul Skinner

Richard Paul Skinner Productions

Screenwriter, playwright and videographer in Bath, United Kingdom

About Richard

RICHARD PAUL SKINNER


22 Great Stanhope Street Bath BA1 2BQ UK


Tel: 01225 335894


Email: richardskinner309@btinternet.com


 


FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAYS


1 The Cloud. Dramatization of the John Fowles short story.


2 Wrecked in Key West: Biopic of Hemingway’s life in Florida in the 1930s, and his battle with his wives and addiction. Also a 3x1 hr TV series.


3 Lady Lazarus: Biopic of Dorothy Parker's chaotic adult life and deadly frustrations with her writing and husbands. Also a TV 2 parter.


4 The Last Generation: A contemporary family drama set in Bath. A girl turns amateur detective to discover her secret origin and uncovers the malpractices of an IVF doctor.


5 Fake: A caper movie also set in contemporary Bath. Poppy is a talented landscape painter. Nick, a conman, falls for her and helps her escape an unscrupulous patron. Also a TV 2 parter.


6 Lovesick: A TV journalist goes to Greece to uncover the secrets of a famous writer's life and becomes victim to the sexual manipulations of a mother and daughter. Short film on www.youtube.com richardskinner309.


7 The Gigolo: Thriller. A commission in development.


SHORT FILM SCRIPTS


1 The Glasshouse: Adam agrees to live in a house made of glass. The spectators think they see everything, but inside this goldfish bowl he is not swimming but drowning. 11 min. This won me a script writing course at HTV. It was American Zoetrope’s ‘Top-Rated Short Script’ in Jan 09.


2 The Joker: When a famous comedian commits suicide, his PR man uses this to his own advantage while pretending to help the comedian’s lover. 15 min.


3 The Arrangement: A psychotherapist is played with, by a predatory female shape-shifter. 14 min.


4 Glorious Day: An army officer leaves the battlefield and returns to his family and normality but they find him transformed. Dramatization of a Stephen Crane American Civil War story.


5 Too Close to Call: A shy young man subtly romances the woman of his dreams. His dream comes true then the illusion is shattered. 12 min.


6 A Matter of Taste: A woman who claims to have total recall finds that a taste of her meal brings to life a suppressed trauma which she uses to control a new lover. 7 min. http://vimeo.com/61994769


7 Take Two: A film editor slowly pieces together her relationship with the producer at the same time as editing his film. 14 min. In development.


8 Grammar: Dramatization of part of the novel My Life at First Try by Mark Budman. 4 min.


RADIO PLAYS


1 The Old Man and the Prize: Hemingway in 1950s Cuba and another disastrous marriage, cons the Swedes into giving him the Nobel Prize for Literature.


2 Lovesick: A TV journalist goes to Greece to uncover the secrets of a famous writer's life and is subject to the sexual manipulations of a mother and daughter.


3 The Magus: Currently I am writing a 3x1 hr dramatization of this novel by John Fowles and have a well-known indie producer on board.


STAGE PLAY


1 The Old Man and the Prize: as above.


SITCOM I am co-writer of a sitcom pilot for TV and radio.


SHORT STORIES


26 of my short stories have been published in literary and poetry print magazines and several have won prizes. I was commissioned to write a series of articles on writing advice for a poetry magazine.


NOVELS


I have published my experimental, literary novel, The Bathonians. www.lulu.com and Kindle. Am writing novels of Lovesick and Fake.


VIDEOS Richard Paul Skinner on YouTube and Vimeo. @richardskinner3 on Twitter


PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE


Before becoming a writer I was a research scientist and have a BSc, MSc and PhD.


I accept commissions to write original films, film and radio dramatizations, and edit and doctor scripts.


Currently I have two feature films in development.


Name: Richard Paul Skinner

Lives in: Bath, United Kingdom

Company: Richard Paul Skinner Productions

Occupation: Screenwriter, Playwright, Videographer and Author

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