Johnathan Burns

Johnathan Burns

Scriptwriter at Oceaniacom Films (Auspol Media)
Screenwriter, Agent and Location Scout

Mareeba, Australia

Member Since:
February 2019
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About Johnathan

I am an Australian spec scriptwriter specialising in feature length film scripts with FEMALE protagonists inspired by exciting and compelling science fiction elements.

I draw inspiration from some of my childhood (and adulthood) favourites such as the classic sci-fi films from the 70's - 90's and enjoy diving into challenging topics such as homelessness and artificial intelligence. Although I have some big budget feature film projects, the majority of my work is directed toward small cast / limited location projects which draw strength from the story while being affordable to produce and returning healthy profits.

I have a development slate of scripts across multiple genres consisting of feature films and a TV series pilot. All scripts on my development slate are ready for Option or EP deals and have Pitch Pages available on my website JBSCRIPTWRITER.

My writing is represented globally by Oceaniacom Films Australia.

I don't bight too hard, so drop me a message if you need more information.

Instagram: @writerallnighter Facebook: J B Scriptwriter Website: JBSCRIPTWRITER

Unique traits: "Prolific writer"

Loglines

  • Simra

    Simra Budget: $5M - $10M | Action A gifted, telepathic assassin plagued by her own dark past is hired by a corrupt government agent to eliminate an elite target who could be the key to her own salvation.

  • Gypsy

    Gypsy Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Fearing for her life at the hand of her abusive partner, a young woman escapes to the brutal streets of Atlanta on a journey of self-discovery, love and freedom.

  • Troubled Waters

    Troubled Waters Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery Crime When the daughter of a wealthy businessman discovers the truth behind her father’s demise in a mental asylum, the same enemy that put him in the grave turns their attention to her in a bid to finally steal the family fortune.

  • The last day of summer

    The last day of summer Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A group of daring friends embarking on a revengeful break-in shopping spree meet their match against the malls rogue A.I. security system. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • The end and beginning of Tom Wallace

    The end and beginning of Tom Wallace Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy When a self-indulgent businessman sets out to claim the promotion of his career, he finds only one thing stands in his way - love. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • Double Take

    Double Take Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi Comedy A pair of top gun pilots are hoodwinked by a corrupt agency to steal back secret technology from Russia.  NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • The Sham

    The Sham Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy When an actor struggles to find work, his friends have him covered…all he has to do is swap places with an eccentric cartel boss.

  • Captor

    Captor Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller After the death of her mother, the daughter of a business magnate kidnaps her brother to destroy the corrupt family empire as an act of revenge in her mothers honour.

  • The Poacher

    The Poacher Budget: $5M - $10M | Action An African wildlife ranger hires a mercenary with an ulterior motive to save his sanctuary from poachers. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21)

  • Humanity Bane

    Humanity Bane Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi A desperate Doctor risks unleashing an inexorable A.I. when she turns to illegal technology to save her friends life. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • exile

    exile Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi Years after a nuclear apocalypse, one survivor wakes to find the world has been claimed by a vicious alien race bent on galactic domination. Now the future of humanity is in her hands. NB: This is a revised logline (27Jun21).

  • Virtual

    Virtual Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi Crime An F.B.I. Agent seeking to reconnect with her lost father discovers a powerful crime fighting tool the government is desperate to control. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • Glory Days

    Glory Days Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Four old friends become trapped in their teen years and must overcome their life’s regrets to find their way back to the present. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21)

  • The Bicycle

    The Bicycle Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy An out of touch father attempts to reconnect with his teenage daughter and only he stands in his way. NB: This is a revised logline (29Jan21).

  • Space Race : Induction

    Space Race : Induction Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Sci-fi An underappreciated analyst must lead a ragtag team on their first intergalactic mission and avoid losing Earth to powerful piratic aliens all during an interstellar space race. NB: this is a revised logline (29Jan21).

Credits

  • Take Back

    Take Back (2020)
    Film (short) by Carma Sharon (Drama) Writer Here it is, my first produced work TAKE BACK - Short co-written with Carma Sha-ron.

Awards

  • Financial Focus Film Fest - Official Selection (Take Back)
    (2021)

  • Nukhufest Film Festival - Semi-Finalist (Take Back)
    (2021)

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival - Official Selection (Take Back)
    (2021)

  • Alvsbyn Film Festival Sweden - Official Selection (Take Back)
    (2021)

  • LETNetworks #AmLatino Film Festival - Official Selection (Take Back)
    (2021)

  • Lift Off Film Festival - Official Selection (Take Back)
    (2020)

  • Think Shorts Festival - Featured (Take Back)
    (2020)

Education

  • James Cook University
    (2011-2014)

  • New Tribes Mission
    (2004-2005)

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