Tom Rooney

Tom Rooney

Screenwriter in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

About Tom

I have been a writer since 1980 and have gained experience in Film, TV, Stage, Radio and Video. I enjoy writing comedy but also enjoy writing serious stuff. I like to experiment with my writing styles and am currently exploring Hitckcock's handle on suspense. I'm easy going, hard working, enjoy good company and I like to help people.


 


Here's a quick list of short screenplays written in 2013 so am now looking for Production Companies.


 






Number of pages & Title




Genre




Log Line /Treatment






1-page – Looking Beautiful




Humour




Out of the mouth of a baby: A young boy encourages his mother not to give up trying to stay looking young.






1-page – A fine Wine




Humour




Two drunken women give their perspectives on the world of man.






1-page – Adam’s Underwear




Humour




After Sunday School, a young boy is confused at something he finds in the bible.






1-page – My Best Friend 1




Humour




A woman confides to her hairdresser why she is crying. (Short version)






1-page – Next Time




Humour




A young boy is encouraged by his mother, not to throw stones.






1-page – Not Forgotten




Tragedy




A dead girl returns for her teddy bear.






1-page – Spare Keys




Humour




A husband is unable to see the logic of his wife's actions.






1-page – The Celebration




Humour




A man recognises an old work colleague when dining out with his wife.






1-page – The Cinema




Humour




There is a commotion in a cinema when someone drops in - literally.






1-page – The Conversation




Humour




A woman mistakenly gets involved in a mobile phone conversation.






1-page – The Deathbed




Humour




A man on his death-bed tells his wife what he thinks.






1-page – The Headstone




Tragedy




A young girl dies at the grave of her mother who comes to collect her.






1-page – The Iron




Humour




A man tells another man why he has a large bandage around his head.






1-page – The Retrieval




Humour




A farmer asks his friend why he is trying to retrieve his coat from a dung heap.






1-page – Missing




Tragedy




End-of-Days for a lost Teddy Bear






2-pages – A Place By Any Other Name




Humour




It's always good to know at least where you are.






2-pages - My Best Friend 2




Humour




A woman confides to her hairdresser why she is crying. (Longer version)






2-pages – Dear John




Humour




A soldier receives a "Dear John" so gets his own back.






2-pages – Drink Driving




Humour




A woman drops her drunken husband in it when she interrupts a Traffic Policeman.






2-pages – Peanuts in the Sauna




Humour




Never accept gifts from strangers.






2-pages - Portsdown Hill




Humour




The frustrations of teenage love






2-pages - The Country Road




Humour




Two drivers on a country road give a warning shout to the other, which is mistaken for an insult.






2-pages – The Flight




Humour




A call for volunteers on an over-booked flight doesn't instil confidence in the remaining passengers






2-pages – The Lederhosen Kid




Humour




A young boy splits his trousers and embarrasses himself.






2-pages – The Mountain Road




Humour




Two drivers on a mountain road give a warning shout to the other, which is mistaken for an insult.






2-pages – The Pearly Gates




Humour




Two new arrivals to heaven steal the Pearly Gates.






2-pages – The Sentence




Humour




A woman being sentenced to imprisonment for theft is not helped by her husband.






2-pages – The Speeding Ticket




Humour




A man gets a speeding ticket for driving too fast.






2-pages - Put a smile on my face




Humour




A dying man's last wish is granted by his wife






3-pages - The Sting 1




Humour




A young boy carries out a Sting on an adult.






3-pages - The Legend of Big Jake - Episode 1




Humour




Two babies in a pram with caption dialogue as though from an old western.






4-pages – The Bank Account




Humour




A grumpy old lottery winner upsets the young cashier when he tries to open a bank account.






4-pages – The Tally Up




Humour




A woman fleeces a butcher for free meat every week for 16 years because of one night of passion.






4-pages - Unsceptered Isle




Action Thriller




In the aftermath of a nuclear wipeout, out of the bedlam emerges Jon Maintland, a ninja style hero.






4-pages - World Fun Day 1




Teen Adventure




A massively entertaining fun-packed day, with costumed characters, flag-waving and a rollerblade competition.






4-pages - World Fun Day - In aid of Haiti - 2014




Teen Adventure




A massively entertaining fun-packed day, with costumed characters, lots of flag-waving and a poor Haitian boy who enters and wins a rollerblade competition against all the odds.






5-pages – Old Molly




A ghost story




The ghost of Old Molly haunts an underground metro platform






5-pages – The Camping Trip




Humour




Holmes and Watson go on a camping trip.






5-pages - The Pit




Drama




A woman is trapped in a pit with a snake






5-pages - The Dinner Party




Humour




Wannabe Diane embarrasses herself and her husband at a well-to-do dinner party.






6-pages – The Bar




Humour




A man in a bar, tells another man what has happened to him






12-pages - A Sip After Dinner




Humour




Murph owes Dodsy money and doesn't have any, so he makes a deal with a Vampire






13-pages – The Battle of Waterloo




Humour




A youth is given the crucial lead role in a new stage production.






13-pages - Fright Club 2




Thriller




A woman is kidnapped off the street and subjected to terrors of the mind by her ex-boyfriend. When her brother comes to the rescue, he too soon becomes part of the nightmare.






22-pages - The Woodswoman




Drama




1873, and Beth, a tobacco chewing, no-nonsense widow lives alone in a remote mountain hut captures scalp-hunter John Turner taking the scalp from a long dead body. She brings John Turner home and learns he is after the bounty on a cannibal killer reported in the area, but as their past lives unfold, they discover they have more in common than either could imagine and by morning the killer will have struck again.






30 pages – The Pit (Currently being re-written)




Drama




Circa 1864: A British woman endures a week of psychological and physical dangers after falling in to a deep pit in the jungles of Siam.






Name: Tom Rooney

Lives in: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Occupation: Screenwriter

Credits

  • 8 x screenplays - Various genres

    8 x screenplays - Various genres
    Film Writer - original works.+ 1 book adaption

  • 40 x short screenplays

    40 x short screenplays
    Film Writer - original works. Can write to spec or for people.

  • 35 x Sit-Coms (1 x  series of 6)

    35 x Sit-Coms (1 x series of 6)
    Television Writer - Original works

  • 3 x Stage Plays (1 musical)

    3 x Stage Plays (1 musical)
    Theater Writer - Original works

  • 5 x TV Dramas

    5 x TV Dramas
    Television Writer - Original works

  • 2 x Stage Productions

    2 x Stage Productions
    Theater Writer, Director, Producer

  • 3 x Radio Plays (Comedy & Drama)

    3 x Radio Plays (Comedy & Drama)
    Commercial Writer - Original Works

Awards

  • Winner of Short Screenplay Competition - London Shorts
    (2002)

  • Winner of Best Action Screenplay Competition - Southern Screenplays 2001
    (2001)

  • Best original drama - Zukosi Scripts Foundation
    (1999)

  • Best original story - Metcalfe Screenplay Competition
    (1997)

Tom's Profile Statistics

  • Since: July 2012
  • Last online: 2 days ago
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