I would dub myself a conscious and perceptive writer with the aim to write features which challenge stereotypes and dismantle elements of social structures by provoking questions through the medium of Film. Whether it me #MeToo, schizophrenia, LGBTQ+, Donald Trump's remark about border control or The News of The World phone hacking scandal -- my objective is to start a conversation to explore exposures of inequality/prejudice, highlighting the need for change to be more inclusive of a diversity -- to change things to make them right -- if it were to 'write' them for a future...
A Bombay Dream Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Drama A tragic Eastern love story about destiny... After being released from jail, an ambitious young Indian man falls in love with an angelic pop singer whose Bollywood aspirations clash with his own nefarious plans to take over his mentor's brothel business.
Arms of America Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama An alcoholic Mexican police officer pursues his grudge against the criminal element that caused his wife's death, painting a target on the back of his confidential informant just as the young man is trying to turn his life around and escape from a tangled gun-running scheme.
Billy No Mates Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama ⋄ Comedy A stand-up comedian with split personality disorder rapidly ascends to fame and fortune, only to find his diverging personalities pulling him on opposite paths with two different women, leading him towards the road to ruin.
Fame Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Crime The lives of a big-time actor embroiled in controversy, a drug dealer fresh out of prison, and a wide-eyed actress dealing with a "Me Too" scandal become entangled with a drug-dealing conspiracy and an ambitious reporter involved in the phone hacking scandal willing to make front-page news at any cost.
Faust Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama An epic, interwoven re-telling of the legend of Faust, set against the backdrop of geo-politics, racial tensions, and counter-terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Gigolo Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama After being imprisoned following a heist gone wrong, a well-endowed expert thief is recruited into the porn industry, where he faces a reckoning of love and loss, only to end up fighting a frame job for a murder he didn't commit.
House Always Wins Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama A corrupt Russian businessman touches down in the UK, becoming involved with an elaborate criminal enterprise involving a group of small time local crooks and the local judiciary.
Mastermind M Budget: $30M+ | Drama ⋄ Crime A searing, generational tale of organized crime and corruption as seen through the lens of two brothers who take divergent paths in life.
Pride Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Crime After her fiancé is murdered, a drag queen and her brother investigate a murderous homophobic cult whose roots are engrained in the power structures of society which are compromised.
Ring of Chai Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Crime After being abandoned by his high-ranking gangster father, a malcontent criminal is released from prison and becomes embroiled in a web of lust, deceit, and murder for hire.
Scandal Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama ⋄ Crime A crusading journalist enlists a private investigator to pursue extra-legal phone hacking to expose a famous footballer with a secret criminal enterprise, only to find himself ensnared in an insidious plot involving a dangerous thug, a drug-addicted informant, and the assault of his own daughter.
The Devil's Symphony Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama A homosexual magician who's bound to Lucifer himself endeavours to pull off his greatest trick by playing Russian roulette on live TV, only for a doomed love affair with another man, and the otherworldly progress of his main rival, to push him towards a darker fate.
Veronica Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Crime An intelligent young woman with dreams of becoming a doctor becomes inadvertently swept up into the high stakes world of organized crime with a felon whom she falls in love with.
Vogue Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A sprawling, intersected glimpse at the seedy underbelly of the fashion industry, tracking along with an ambitious Russian model and her troubled peers as they thread the needle of drugs, disorders, surgeries and dangerous affairs to reach ultimate success on the runway.
Page Turner Awards Long List Finalist (Billy No Mates)
Page Turner Awards Finalist (Gigolo)
Scriptapalooza Semi Finalist (A Bombay Dream)
Scriptapalooza Quarter Finalist (Pride)
Scriptapalooza Quarter Finalist (Ring of Chai)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Honorable Mention (A Bombay Dream)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Honorable Mention (Gigolo)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Honorable Mention (Fame)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Honorable Mention (Scandal)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Competitive Entry (Billy No Mates)
Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards Competitive Entry (The Devil's Symphony)
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2021 Quarter Finalist (Billy No Mates)