Donald Macnab-stark

Donald Macnab-stark

Donroy Independent Films
Screenwriter and Producer

London, England

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About Donald

Born in England, I have traveled widely, living in California, Alabama, North Carolina, Wales, and Salamanca, Spain. I am a full-time screenwriter, script doctor and consultant and have written over seventy feature scripts, three of which were filmed in 2012 (Rabid, Hope for Love, and Act Like You Love Me).

In addition to my writing and consulting, I also teach creative writing and screenwriting at SEC (South Essex College).

I am shooting my first feature film - "Stones" - with my company, Donroy Independent Films, in March 2015. At Donroy my primary focus is on scriptwriting, story development, and ensuring that the company maintains their vision to produce high quality, engaging stories on a limited budget.

"Stones" is a true life story based on the experiences of singer Alexander McKay. It has an original soundtrack brimming with salt and soul, making it an experience to be seen and heard. If you put the films Once, Crazy Heart and Leaving Las Vegas into a blender, you’d get an intoxicating movie cocktail called Stones.

The story of "Stones" begins at the point where Alex’s life begins to unravel as he struggles to come to grips with life’s tough choices. It’s a story of addiction and obsession, friendship and laughter, denial and redemption. It is a love story that grows from the trenches of booze and desperation, a film that makes it’s point with a light touch.

This is a true story, a real story, and an opportunity to give a talented musician another chance to re-launch his career. Because we all deserve one last chance to put things right, don’t we?

Loglines

  • The Boxcars

    The Boxcars Drama Historical Thriller War When an American journalist discovers the start of the holocaust in pre-war Germany, he becomes the target of a massive SS manhunt, and must chose between escaping with the story or helping the only survivor, an 8-year old girl.

  • Looking For Elvis

    Looking For Elvis Comedy Independent When he thinks he sees Elvis on a plane, a deadbeat author imperils his job, his marriage, even his sanity, in his obsessive quest to find the king.

  • Long, Cold Winter

    Long, Cold Winter Action Thriller When he mysteriously inherits a beautiful old Montana farmhouse, writer Ray Givens is threatened by a brutal local family determined to run him off. As the threats turn to violence, Ray is forced to fight back in a life or death struggle that tears the small community apart.

Credits

  • Stones

    Stones (2015)
    Film by Donroy Films Writer, Producer

  • Coaching Penguins

    Coaching Penguins (2015)
    Documentary by Sasha Mills Writer, Producer

  • Poppy's Fields

    Poppy's Fields (2014)
    Television Writer, Producer

  • Act Like You Love Me

    Act Like You Love Me (2013)
    Film by New Kingdom Writer

  • Hope For Love

    Hope For Love (2013)
    Film by New Kingdom Writer

  • Soul Survivor

    Soul Survivor (2013)
    Documentary Writer

  • Rabid

    Rabid (2012)
    Film by Planet Four Films Writer

Awards

  • “The Devil May Care” – Winner, Inktip/Screenwriting U logline contest, 2011
    (2011)

  • “Looking for Elvis”– Selected for Script Insiders script development program (The Script Factory), Gothenburg Film Festival 2008.
    (2008)

  • “Looking for Elvis” – Selected for European Films Crossing Borders workshop, Cannes Film Festival, 2007.
    (2007)

  • “The Boxcars” – Selected for European Films Crossing Borders workshop, Berlin Film Festival 2006.
    (2006)

  • "The Rainmaker” – Selected for North By Northwest “Wizard of Oz” script development program, Denmark
    (2004)

Education

  • Bournemouth University Media School. M.A., Screenwriting.

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