James Austin McCormick

James Austin McCormick


Manchester, United Kingdom

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May 2020
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About James

I'm a college lecturer and compulsive writer of speculative fiction. To date I've had many short stories published in various anthologies, as well as novellas and novels published with Class Act books. Anyone who wants to check out my fiction can find a detailed list at the link below:


And my page on Amazon ...

I also enjoy screenplay writing and along with a co- author had three horror scripts optioned by K5 films.

I have also had several scripts place highly in international competitions.

In addition to full length scripts, I also write shorter ones. One of these, "In the Silence" (which I co-wrote with the multi-talented Annabel Grace) can be found on IMDB.

I can be contacted at jimbostories@



  • The Janitor (working title only)

    The Janitor (working title only) Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A shy, reclusive janitor is forced to rally the tenants and take charge when supernatural forces take over his tenement building.

  • Bridges

    Bridges Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A suicidal man is comforted by a stranger but soon begins to suspect he might be better off without her help.

  • The Magic (Written with Robert Russo)

    The Magic (Written with Robert Russo) Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A troubled teen concocts a psychedelic brew to treat his dementia-stricken grandfather, the only one who might be able to help as his own life begins to spiral out of control.

  • Bug Out Blues

    Bug Out Blues Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi A backwoods prepper is hunted by alien invaders intent on wiping out every human on the planet.

  • Orders of Battle (Written with Robert Russo)

    Orders of Battle (Written with Robert Russo) Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi Drama A troubled veteran finds renewed purpose when he's called on to join a resistance against alien invaders

  • Sunfall

    Sunfall Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi A small-time smuggler lands a high-priced contract but is hunted by a superhuman assassin intent on stopping him delivering a mysterious device that could save millions of Martian colonists from an impending solar storm.

  • Perchance to Dream (optioned and in pre-production)

    Perchance to Dream (optioned and in pre-production) Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi War A dead soldier follows the light at the end of the tunnel but discovers his own personal afterlife is nothing he could have imagined.

  • Fuss

    Fuss Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama An old man does so hate to make a fuss, even when someone's life is at stake

  • The Lamp

    The Lamp Budget: $0 - $100K | Other A genie offers an antiques dealer three wishes but the man soon begins to suspect the supernatural offer may have some very serious strings attached.

  • The D'Angelo Way

    The D'Angelo Way Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi Comedy An unscrupulous journalist sets out to uncover the secret of a fitness guru’s eternal youth. It's not the healthiest decision he could have made.

  • Black Space

    Black Space Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi When an experimental craft warps into an empty void, the crew must work out exactly where they are if they have any chance of returning home.

  • The Last Fight

    The Last Fight Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi An ageing, on his way down boxer bets everything on one last fight.

  • Friends in the Swamp

    Friends in the Swamp Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama An old man, close to death, says farewell to his grand-daughter. It’s just the two of them out there in the swamp, but they’re far from alone.

  • From Before (Filmed and in post production)

    From Before (Filmed and in post production) Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror An ambitious university professor finds the things he’s done to come so far so quickly come back to haunt him, quite literally.

  • The Picture of Jonathon Laslow (Filmed)

    The Picture of Jonathon Laslow (Filmed) Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery Thriller A bankrupt mill owner turns to a rich friend for help but soon wishes he hadn’t when he learns the terrible price he must pay in return.

  • My Ai (optioned and due to be filmed in May)

    My Ai (optioned and due to be filmed in May) Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi A broke tech genius tries to sell his virtual company but his AI creations have very different ideas.

  • Long Live President Tyrone

    Long Live President Tyrone Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi A jaded CEO takes on his own board when they refuse to let him retire. Their argument is simple, countless life saving operations and technical implants have rendered him corporate property.

  • The Aether (TV Series Pilot)

    The Aether (TV Series Pilot) Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi A psychic girl, a reclusive billionaire and a clone of Nikola Tesla take on a cabal of elite Nazi occultists and a conspiracy concerning the end of the world.



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