Jackie Bergson

Jackie Bergson

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Film/theatre Journalist and Screenwriter

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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About Jackie

Strictly freelance and not looking for a career as it were, rather to get my "cooked", completed screenplays (currently four and counting) into physical production and consequently made into movies by the right people. Okay, I'm older and not exactly a beginner to the game, although I'm a "new screenwriter" with plenty to bring to the table, through learned life skills, a ton of creative drive and a hard-won higher education: Masters Psychology; Diploma with Distinction in Alcohol and Drugs; English Literature Elite (University of Glasgow) and oh, a (very boring, trust me) management certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

A lifelong lover of films, my own creative writing was inactive during motherhood and my working career until February 2016, when an opportunity arose for me to research and review films for Scottish Left Review. I have been this successful journal’s regular film reviewer since then: it delivers over 1,500 dedicated and subscribed downloads and subscriptions per day, worldwide. Having worked in e.g. business development and programme executive roles in technology companies and in charities during my previous career, I now focus upon reviewing films and writing screenplays.

I completed four screenplays during 2019 – 2020: (1) a supernatural crime-horror feature, Bozho, which I envisioned as an American prospect whilst drafting it; (2) an adult-themed comedy set in Scotland, Bondage Controversial, which I envisioned as an episode series pilot; (3) an adapted crime thriller feature, Presumed Dead, which, to stay true to the original novel, would be located in Ohio; (4) a pilot-length Scottish comedy drama with an animated character, Ginger Nuts, which I developed from a skeleton script which was created by a successful Scottish business owner I know.

Unique traits: Focused yet easy-going. Confident in my writing yet open to hearing all kinds of feedback. Always live in hope that the art of conversation isn't completely dead.

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  • Bozho

    Bozho Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror A serial rapist whose victims mysteriously die from seizures could have strange ties to a play.  Rumours about black magic and the rapist’s twisted modus operandi intensify.  An evil, supernatural presence knows more than anyone earthly about the perpetrator – and about some of the people pursuing him.

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