Frreelance writer and screenwriter
1990 – present, Scotland, UK
Previously University Professor in Psychology, Glasgow Scotland.
Published novels: The Man who knew Time (SciFi); Mardoc(SciFi); The cosmic assassin(SciFi); The sorcerer of Marakan (SciFi).
On Kindle: Simularium (SciFi) Cossack (War); The Pole of Inaccessibility (SciFi). Kaiserjaeger (War).
In Progress: The War and Hannah Thaller (War).
Drava/Cossack - nominated for best original screenplay at the London international Festival of Film, 2013; winner of the West Field Screenplay Award, 2015. Winner of the Best Original Screenplay Award, Moscow Indie Screenplay festival, 2018.
The Partner, Science Fiction.
The Guitar Maker - Short, flamenco fairy-tale nominated finalist at this year's Rebel Seed Film & Script Showcase. Now in production as 'The Portuguese Guitar'.
Manifest - finalist at the 13 Horror Film Festival.
the Cage - finalist at the 13 Horror Film Festival.
Lots of other nominations and several other scripts in progress. The (Last) Cossack is being well-received on the festival circuit and continues to gain nominations both in the US and overseas.
Unique traits: Superb Writer. And quick.
The Partner Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi ⋄ Action In the hunt for a serial killer a rookie detective begins to suspect that neither the killer, nor his new female partner, are entirely human.
Caged Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Sci-fi Realizing he has been conned into training an illegal Black Ops team, an IT specialist tries to stop them; but he’s only a computer geek and they are trained killers.
Manifest Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Unknown to the staff on a remote government research base they are all experimental subjects in a mind-altering experiment. And when they mistakenly raise the specter of the Horned God from Man’s past, everyone begins to die. So when one man escapes he brings the creature with him intent on unleashing it on those responsible.
The Last Cossack Budget: $10M - $30M | War ⋄ Drama A young Cossack girl flees the brutal oppression of war-time Russia. But at war's end Stalin wants everyone back and the girl finds herself caught up in a final battle to avoid enforced repatriation.
The Guitar Maker Budget: $100K - $1M | Music ⋄ Drama (Short film) Hidalgo was the greatest guitar maker in the world but he is old now and makes no more guitars. But he might make just one more, except it will be the last thing he does.
The Professionals Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller (Short film) The work of a hit man should never get personal, unless your partner sleeps with your wife.
The War and Hannah Thaller Budget: $30M+ | War ⋄ Drama Having survived the Nazi occupation of her country, a young Austrian girl becomes caught up in a Cossack fight to escape forced repatriation to Stalin’s Russia.
Woman on a Plane Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Thriller Waking on a plane about to crash and with a bullet in her side, a trashy but tough waitress must now outrun FBI agents and syndicate enforcers until she can discover what secret she was carrying on the flight.
Stitched up (Some assembly required) Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror ⋄ Comedy Learning of an illegal trade in body parts, a prison inmate plans to escape one piece at a time. Once free he invites the recipients of his organs to a gala party. They bring wives and girlfriends; he brings an inept surgical team and a chainsaw.
The Last Cossack - winner of the Best Vertov Original Screenplay Award. Moscow Indie Film Fest
Caged - top finalist at the 13Horror Screenplay Fest
Manifest - top finalist at the 13Horror Screenplay Fest