Simon Wilkinson is a London born Anglo-Irish author and screenwriter now based in North Yorkshire.
After spending years as a history teacher, museum curator and animal sanctuary manager, Simon started writing professionally in 2013.
He primarily writes historical drama and war stories with a British / Irish focus, but also has a passion for science fiction.
His drama script entitled “The Harp Without the Crown” was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition.
He is currently working on several new projects for film, television and radio and is close to completing his first novel.
As yet he is unproduced, but is working hard to change this…
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Unique traits: I really enjoy writing four types of script: True Stories, Historical Dramas, Comedies and Sci Fi - I always try to stay true to myself.
Saving Joey Romance ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Drama When a nature-phobic Sydney lawyer finds herself stranded in the Australian outback with an orphaned baby kangaroo, she turns to an antisocial bushwacker for help. As they nurture the joey together, their mutual loathing turns to love, but nature and society conspire to keep them apart.
The White Feather War ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical A white feather is given by a beautiful woman to a young Liverpool man in 1914. It becomes the symbol of the extraordinary bond between them, as he carries it to war and the destruction of them both.
Hirondelle War ⋄ Historical ⋄ Drama A young woman helps a downed pilot to escape from Nazi occupied France and is pulled into the world of espionage. When she is captured by the Gestapo and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp, she must draw on every ounce of strength, courage and humanity to survive and escape.
Bluebirds Romance ⋄ War ⋄ Historical ⋄ Drama A young woman dreams of becoming a fighter pilot and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary to deliver warplanes to the RAF during World War Two. To win the respect she craves, she must prove herself to be as good a pilot as any man, but when her true love goes Missing in Action she risks everything to find him.
Redemption War ⋄ Historical ⋄ Drama A war-weary Templar knight returns from the Crusades to discover his Order excommunicated, his father slain and his family’s lands pillaged by a vicious Norman baron. The Templar must choose between restoring his family’s honour in one last battle or devoting his life to a faith he questions at the risk of being condemned for heresy.
The Harp Without the Crown Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ War After his older brother goes off to fight for the British in the Great War, a young Irish farm boy defies his family and joins the 1916 Rising.His decision threatens to tear his familyapart as he is drawn ever deeper into the rebel fight against British Control.
The Devil's Bridge Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Thriller A battle-weary rebel takes-on an evil Cromwellian Commander to protect the woman he loves when she and her sisters are falsely accused of witchcraft. He must lead a bloody revolt to stop the witch hunt that threatens the lives of hundreds of innocents.
The Hungry Grass Horror A young couple drive through cursed Irish bogland and into a fearsome nightmare when they awaken angry spirits who seek revenge upon the living.
The Selkie Princess Animation ⋄ Family ⋄ Fantasy A tragic story of love and loss as a heartbroken fisherman remembers the life he shared with a mysterious and beautiful sea spirit when she returns to the human world to claim his children and break his heart all over again.
Restless Animation ⋄ Family ⋄ Fantasy A reluctant princess runs away from her responsibilities and finds her destiny in this retelling of the classic fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea".
Both Sides of the Foyle Comedy ⋄ Other ⋄ Romance A young Catholic boy crosses the sectarian divide in Derry to win the heart of a beautiful dancer. Together they inspire the fusion of a traditional Irish dance group and an urban dance crew to form an awesome cross-community dance sensation.
The Funeral Drama An old man is laid to rest in a sleepy village churchyard, but old wounds are reopened for his family when terrorists try to hijack the funeral (a true story).
Award Winner (Script Pitch) - Urban Film & Script Showcase