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About Paul

Paul Mahoney is an optioned screenwriter who has written multiple projects on assignment. He has a knack for writing high concept comedies and has won or placed as a finalist in several international screenwriting awards. His wins include:
- Euroscript Award for the feature romantic comedy - Elvis Town (since optioned by Freshwater Productions)
- Faith & Family Script Showcase in Los Angeles for the Animation Feature - New to the Zoo.

In 2018 he adapted a Maltese best selling non-fiction book titled Breakthrough into a feature biopic for the big screen. It has since been optioned and is titled - The Singing Priest.

Amazing People Pictures has optioned two of his scripts including the feature comedy Drac's Back and the feature drama Ruby's Choice.

If you're interested in one of his scripts or want some help with your project, you can email @ pmahoney@westnet.com.au or message via facebook, stage32 or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-mahoney-217166135/

Loglines

  • Drac's Back

    Drac's Back Comedy Trapped in Australia, Dracula injures his back.  Searching for an alternative treatment, he falls in love with a vegan naturopath.

  • Holiday from Hell

    Holiday from Hell Comedy When some paranoid tourists mistake an actor for a serial killer, their Australian camping trip turns in a nightmare and results in some unintended consequences.

  • The New Mrs. Campbell

    The New Mrs. Campbell Comedy Eddy attends special school and hates change, but when he falls in love with his new teacher all that is about to change.

  • Grandma's coming to stay

    Grandma's coming to stay Drama After Ruby accidentally burns down her house, she's forced to live with her cash strapped daughter and her family.

  • New to the Zoo

    New to the Zoo Animation Comedy Oz, a smart-alec mimicking lyrebird, is kidnapped from his new zoo, along with some other 'reject' animals.  Together they must avoid their pursuers and survive the woods to get back to the zoo and safety.

Credits

Awards

  • Winner of the Faith & Family Script Showcase in Los Angeles for Feature Animation - New to the Zoo
    (2017)

  • Prize Winner of the First Ten Pages Competition in Los Angeles - Grandma's Coming to Stay
    (2017)

  • Prize Winner of the First Ten Pages Competition in Los Angeles - Galazzon, Peace of the Planets
    (2017)

  • Winner of the Euroscript Screenwriting Competition for the romantic comedy - Elvis Town
    (2016)

  • Semi-Finalist Story Pros International Screenwriters Award for Comedy feature - Holiday from Hell
    (2016)

  • Semi-Finalist Wescreenplay Diverse Voices for short family script - Egbert
    (2016)

  • Finalist for the Euroscript Screenwriting Competition for the coming of age comedy - I can turn men
    (2014)

  • Voted Audience Favourite for short play - The Australian Patient
    (2012)

Education

  • ScreenwritingU
    (2017-2018)

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