Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

Screenwriter

Lytham St Annes, United Kingdom

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October 2018
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About Michael

I am a screenplay writer, novelist, occasional poet and aspiring film director based in the United Kingdom.

I completed my PhD in English Literature in 2010 from the University of Oxford and my first book was published in 2014. Previous to that I studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Film Studies. 

I write high-concept, highly-marketable movies within the genres of drama, thriller, and sci-fi.

I have a penchant for the supernatural, exploring the liminal space between the magical and the real. My work centres on the themes of morality, memory, and transience. 

My favourite movies are The Crow (1994), The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005 - 2012), and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003). My main inspirations within the film world are Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and Steven Spielberg. 

Outside of writing I am a certified Life Coach and University Lecturer. I also dabble on the electric guitar. 

Accolades:

'Hospitality' - Breaking Walls Thriller Screenwriting contest, 2021 (Finalist)

Loglines

  • Genesis

    Genesis Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi When a young girl born with paranormal abilities is kidnapped as part of a covert government experiment, her over-protective father and his estranged brother must rescue her whilst exposing a secret about the evolution of human life. 

  • The Perfect Man

    The Perfect Man Budget: $30M+ | Drama Eugen Sandow – an orphan who rose from obscurity to international celebrity in the Nineteenth Century as “the strongest man in the world” – must confront his lust for fame and fortune in order to save his marriage and discover his true identity.

  • Sacred Heart

    Sacred Heart Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance A jaded journalist is sent on an assignment that almost drives him to suicide; but by a twist of fate he learns to cherish his life again.

  • Hospitality

    Hospitality Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller When a free-spirited woman, fleeing from a traumatic relationship, is granted hospitality by a widowed ex-marine, secrets, lies, and power games soon follow as each seeks justice for their wronged past. 

  • Grange Park

    Grange Park Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama An idealistic single parent must come to terms with her dysfunctional and unscrupulous family who live on the same housing estate in Northern England.

Awards

  • Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest (Finalist)
    (2021)

Education

  • University of Oxford
    (2000-2003)

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