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I am looking to collaborate with a screenwriter to adapt my second novel, The Glass Wall.
Earlier this year I submitted The Glass Wall to several literary agents to positive response. Owing to its complexity, dark themes, irredeemable characters and “cinematic quality”, it was suggested that I explore the potential of adaptation to screenplay. I've always believed my work to be as informed by Haneke, Lynch and Hitchcock as by Bukowski, Palahniuk and Hemingway, so, I figured, what else for it? Here’s a brief synopsis of my novel:
Abandoned by both his lover and his best friend, a depersonalised, introverted young writer struggles with his conscience after seeking comfort in a promiscuous east London drug scene. Opening on a flash-forward, the narrative then jumps back a year to reveal the events leading up to the near death experience which forces him to reflect critically on the destructive lifestyle he had become so seduced by.
I am looking to collaborate with a screenwriter (professional or student – so long as the project captures your imagination and you share my enthusiasm) to adapt my novel, with either a feature film or a TV mini-series in mind (there are many characters, themes and subplots to sink our teeth into). I’m afraid I can’t offer payment, but I hope the collaborative experience will be an exciting and potentially rewarding project for us both.
If you're interested, please get in touch to tell me more about yourself, your experiences and your influences. In return, I will send you the opening chapters of my novel and a broader synopsis.
I look forward to hearing from you!
London Metropolitan University
Colchester Royal Grammar School