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Darren Tomalin

Darren Tomalin

Music Composer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Story Analyst and Voice Artist

Daventry, United Kingdom

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February 2012
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About Darren

Darren James Tomalin is new to the writing scene but been on the planet 40 years as of April 2012. Born in Northampton, England and living in Daventry all his life, he originally wanted to be cartoonist and graphic designer (A passion he still fuels by creating his own posters for his scripts) but qualified during the days of spray-mount and scalpels just before computers became the key tool in a design office so missed the opportunity to further his career after qualifying.

During his informative years he would spend every penny he had going to the movies. An old flea-pit cinema called the Regal was where he would watch films every day, sometimes two or three times a week and watching each film he could get in to as many times as he could scrape together the ticket money for. Even if he couldn't afford to get in the cinema, the window to the projection room was usually open and he would sit on the bench outside and listen to the soundtrack of the movie imagining the pictures in his head. He would sneak into 15 and 18 cert films and just to feed his movie addiction and if he got caught by a nice usherette, he would be recognized and sometimes be allowed to stay (though at the back under supervision).

Darren's record in those days was watching Return of The Jedi twice a day for the entire week it was showing.

After meeting a wedding DJ in his local youth club, Darren explored his love of music and became a successful DJ landing residencies in all the local bars and up and down the country, in particular on the renowned Euphoria album tour. He still makes his own electronic music which you can hear here: http://soundcloud.com/djdarrenjames

One day he hopes to score one of his own movies.

One of Darren's pass-times is Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing games, quite a nerdy contrast to spinning trance tunes as a super-cool DJ, but a lifetime love of film and of creative writing for these games has now lead him to try script writing to get his ideas for films on paper and hopefully beat the system and get made.

CREDITS:
"Minus Two"
"The Bench"
"One More Day"
"Knowing Beth"
"Territory"
"The Trail"
"Caos"

Darren lives in Daventry, England with his 14 year old son Callum who also likes Star Wars.
He's also available to make one sheet art work and script covers.
http://darrentomalin.webs.com

Loglines

  • Madeline DeMay

    Madeline DeMay Action Historical A bordello madame in Nazi occupied France during the early days of World War 2 swears revenge against a Nazi officer who wrongs her and her girls. But her impulsive actions and quick temper thrusts them all into a deadly fight for survival and into the ranks of The Resistance. Action/Revenge (violence, sexual themes)

  • Knowing Beth

    Knowing Beth Comedy Drama A loner finds his dead best friend's bucket list and vows to complete it in her memory, but as he completes one quirky wish after another, he uncovers secrets about her that make him confront his own demons before he can begin the healing process. Drama/comedy (some language, sexual references, drug use)

  • Spelled Out

    Spelled Out Comedy Romance A young love lorn white witch casts a spell to make her crush fall in love with her, and awakens the ancient power of The Triple Goddess. Little did she realize that these three forgotten Deities live across the street, now settled into a mortal life, and are not quite what she expected. Romcom (some language)

  • Edgers Episodes PIlot, Treatment and 02 - 06

    Edgers Episodes PIlot, Treatment and 02 - 06 Action Sci-fi The scripts for Edgers, Episodes 1-6 and the treatment. LOGLINE: 2060, ten years after a catastrophic environmental disaster that has left a scorched Earth, a group of mismatched mercenaries, "Edgers", try to carve a living through any means they can while avoiding the government, corporations, gangs, any number of enemies... and each other. The team embark on, what should be a simple data extraction but are there ulterior motives at play? (Cyberpunky sci-fi action series, some violence)

  • Fragment

    Fragment Action Thriller A disturbed father with memory loss is accused of a murder he can't remember. At the same time, sinister agents take an interest in him for unknown reasons and he soon learns that some things are better left forgotten. Psychological Action Thriller (Adult themes, language, violence, moderate sexual content)

  • Messenger

    Messenger Thriller A jaded detective investigates a series of disturbing murders linked to a serial killer from over twenty years ago. As the case unfolds, the horrifying connection is revealed to be more than just copycat killings. Thriller (Adult themes, language, violence, sexual content)

  • The Changed

    The Changed Horror A fiery therapist for a mysterious company joins a group of scientists sealed inside a secret research facility who are thrust into a desperate fight for survival when they unleash a deadly and horrifying alien force. Horror (language, gory violence)

  • Every Road Home

    Every Road Home Drama A hit-man who wants to get out of the business, performs one last hit that goes wrong and hides out at his estranged family's ranch in the country. But as he struggles with his conscience, he also must confront his past, both as a contract killer and also as the black sheep of his family. (Strong language, sexual content, violence)

Credits

  • "Territory"

    "Territory" (2014)
    Film Writer

  • "Knowing Beth"

    "Knowing Beth" (2014)
    Film Writer

  • "The Changed"

    "The Changed" (2014)
    Film Writer

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