Hi Stage-32ers. I've had a love of stories since I was a toddler. My journey sort of ran on a parallel track to writing screenplays and my other passion, short stories. I've been a journalist and a Public Relations Consultant - lots of writing, researching, and storytelling (up to a point). I went self employed in 2002 in order to devote my life to writing but, after a little success having a script for the BBC daytime drama series Doctors produced I got side-tracked into earning money. I had a family to support, so don't judge me too harshly! Now I'm devoting my life to writing and hope that my work will resonate with you guys out there and find an audience. Thanks for reading.
Vile Insects Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A lesbian murders her partner in a drunken rage after they fall out over her yearning to have a baby. She flees to her sister's house to escape the police and to find a new life. But her desire to have a baby reignites old feelings for her brother-in-law and she has to battle against her primitive urges. In the end she loses and uses her brother-in-law as a sperm donor. Mortified at her weakness and her abuse of her sister's trust, she decides to return to the scene of her first crime to end it all. But even that doesn't go to plan.
St Julien Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Julien is born into a wealthy German family before World War One. He dotes on his concert violinist mother. He goes to war and joins the ranks of the disillusioned when it ends. He becomes a Nazi, works his way up through the hierarchy and joins the Schutzstaffel or SS. His mother and father are arrested because of their resistance to the regime. They are condemned to die by firing squad. Julien's superiors, as a joke, assign Julien to command the firing squad. He does his duty. Mortified by his action, Julien devotes his life to helping Jews escape across a river. During one rescue he is killed. He is reunited with his parents in heaven.
Silent Spring Budget: $1M - $5M | Biography Female American marine biologist Rachel Carson is attacked by politicians and their industrial backers when she writes a best-selling book exposing the environmental devastation of pesticides. 2024 will be the 50th anniversary of her premature death from cancer.
Ellie Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A former soldier-turned-priest battles his PTSD and his religious convictions when his daughter Ellie is murdered by a criminal gang. When justice for Ellie fails to materialize, he sets off on a mission to confront the criminals himself.
The Interview Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A clown goes for an interview to be a clown on a government scheme to address the mental illness epidemic amongst children and young people. Being non-verbal she tries everything she knows in an increasingly desperate effort to convince the panel she is the right person for the job.
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University of Northumbria