Mehul Desai

Mehul Desai

Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Leicester, United Kingdom

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May 2015
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About Mehul

Science fiction screenwriter. Winner of the 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (+ 21 accolades).

Feature film screenwriter for Voyage Media, Los Angeles.

Unique traits: I can make a lasagna from scratch.

Loglines

  • SANCTUARY

    SANCTUARY Budget: $30M+ | Thriller Sci-fi A former soldier awakens on a tranquil 1800s settlement sheltering the last survivors from Earth, only to discover that every woman must bear children or face exile. Including herself. Midsommar meets The Handmaid's Tale.

  • ANDIES

    ANDIES Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Thriller Stranded on a deep space cargo freighter, a young caretaker falls in love with a beautiful woman hidden in a secret vault, only to discover she is a defective pleasure android with one purpose. To ensure that he is always happy, and never leaves. Castaway meets Misery and Ex Machina.

  • BEASTS

    BEASTS Budget: $30M+ | Horror Sci-fi The last woman on Earth fights for survival in a world overrun by werewolves. When she crosses paths with a mysterious and charismatic drifter she is forced to adapt to a new way of life and a new level of existence.  Near Dark meets I Am Legend.

  • ASCENSION

    ASCENSION Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Romance When mysterious black pyramids capable of healing the sick suddenly appear in deserts around the world, two teenagers, Amanda Dorin, a leukemia patient from Michigan, and Saul Dias, a double amputee from Mexico, find themselves thrust into the public eye as the world around them is forever changed. Arrival meets The Fault in Our Stars. Pilot for Mini Series.

  • PROGENY

    PROGENY Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi Mystery Intercepting a probe of alien origin, Commander John Teller and the crew of the starship Arcas voyage to a mysterious planet to make first contact. What they discover along the journey will change all they know about mankind, and themselves. Gravity meets Interstellar. Winner of the 2009 PAGE Awards Grand Prize.

  • ARIANNA

    ARIANNA Budget: $30M+ | Fantasy Romance After a mysterious masked army murder her mother and mark her face with strange symbols, a deaf mute peasant girl discovers she is the key to defeating a superbeing worshipped as a God.Pilot for Mini Series.

  • CRADLE

    CRADLE Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Thriller When a malfunction during a colonization mission results in every passenger reverted to a primitive state, a grieving survivor attempts to recreate his lost lover through 20 year stasis intervals, only to find himself consumed by an obsession with no end. Cast Away meets 2001: A Space Odyssey and The New World.

Credits

  • Circle

    Circle (2007)
    Film (short) (Drama) Director, Writer A young British South Asian doctor visits an elderly Indian woman and soon discovers the immense healing power of storytelling and belief. Funded by EM Media and the UK Film Council.

  • Tonight

    Tonight (2006)
    Film (short) (Comedy) Director, Writer Comedy short, produced by Wellington Films and Britfilms.tv. Funded by EM Media and the UK Film Council.

  • Used

    Used (2005)
    Film (short) (Comedy) Director, Writer The tragic tale of what happens to your old shoes... if they were alive. Shot, edited and premiered within 48 hours (Bristol International Film Festival, 2005). Funded by EM Media and the UK Film Council.

  • Coconut

    Coconut (2005)
    Film (short) (Comedy) Co-Director, Co-Writer Comedy short, produced by Large Scale as part of DV Briefs. Funded by EM Media and the UK Film Council.

Awards

  • Semi-finalist (x2), Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, Fall 2021
    (2022)

  • Quarter-finalist, Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
    (2022)

  • Semi-finalist, Fade In Awards Sci-Fi Competition
    (2022)

  • Semi-finalist (x2), Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition
    (2022)

  • Quarter-finalist, Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition
    (2022)

  • Quarter-finalist (x3), Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition
    (2022)

  • Quarter-finalist, ScreenCraft Feature Competition
    (2021)

  • Quarter-finalist, Shore Scripts Feature Contest
    (2021)

  • Quarter-finalist, Stage 32 Action/Thriller Screenwriting Contest
    (2021)

  • Semi-finalist, ISA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenplay Competition
    (2021)

  • Quarter-finalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition
    (2020)

  • Semi-finalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    (2020)

  • Quarter-finalist, Final Draft - Big Break
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Los Angeles CineFest
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, BlueCat Screenplay Competition
    (2020)

  • Semi-finalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition
    (2019)

  • Semi-finalist, NYC International Screenplay Awards
    (2019)

  • Official Finalist, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
    (2014)

  • Semi-finalist, American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
    (2014)

  • Gold Award, Hollywood Screenplay Contest
    (2013)

  • Grand Prize, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    (2009)

  • Silver Award for “Dramatic Original”, Houston International Film Festival
    (2008)

Education

  • Sheffield Hallam University
    (2001-2004)

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