HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. SHINE – (complete, available)
How do you cut up a corpse at a 50th birthday bash without upsetting the VIPs? Saturday couldn’t get any worse for Mani and Donut when a simple pick-up job is derailed by an unexpected death, a psychotic curry monster, twitchy twin hitmen and a raft of unwanted curiosity. A black comedy with white icing and brown trousers – and who put the idiot in-laws in charge of the fireworks…?
NORTH POINT – (drafted, in edit)
Last of the Mohicans meets Predator – a suffocating action-horror set in the New World, circa 1758. A party of British soldiers and American pioneers sets out to locate a missing advance-party sent out months earlier to establish a new forward post: North Point. Tensions and rivalries threaten to tear the group apart and they find there are worse terrors lurking in the harsh wilderness than French scalp-hunters and painted savages.
MY FIRST WEEK [working title] – (in progress)
Monday morning and new employee Tom gets the full soul-crushing tour around the office of broken dreams. Damien in IT is serious and pathologically focused. Josie in Marketing gets cuter as the week goes on. Dave spends his Wednesdays in the third person and Danny is set to crash the system by Thursday. When a global tycoon drops in on Friday to talk turkey, business is blown out the window when the windows are blown out by insiders intent on making a killing. As the bullets fly, Tom has to lead his colleagues to freedom… with a little help from Big Maureen and a mountain of paperwork.
The Office meets Die-Hard. A bomb-rom-com of explosions, killer photocopiers and the weekly five-a-side footie match.
SNUG AS A BUG – (complete – RELEASED 2017 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7095436/?ref_=nm_knf_t1)
Mickey and Gav are six floors up with a corpse, a rug that’s too small and a van they haven’t got. Worse still, they’re almost out of air freshener. A pungent comic short about bodies, bowels and bin-bags. [10 mins; 4 characters; interior & exterior locations]
[Note: SNUG AS A BUG is based on a key episode from our feature-length script HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. SHINE]
MR.WEAVER’S TWELVE-THIRTY – (complete)
Josh, a self-absorbed workaholic finds himself off-schedule when his train arrives at an unknown destination. The station is empty, his phone doesn’t work and the backpacker he gets stuck with isn’t in the mood to talk. A nearby house offers Josh the chance to get back on his corporate course, but which is the more important meeting? A parable about connections, the right targets and the wrong shoes for a muddy field. [10 mins; 3 characters; interior & exterior locations]
SAVING RAY – (drafted, in edit)
Two cancer patients, one old, one young, connect through a shared name but not much else. Old Ray shows his younger namesake that a sterile hospital ward can become a stargazer’s paradise, a fast-flowing raft-run or the majestic Mae Paeng river – if you’re ready to cheer up and gear up. Sometimes life’s too short to go out and see it all. [10 mins; 3 characters; hospital/clinic location]
THE ANGEL FACE – (complete, available)
A discussion of religious imagery in a church between a photographer and a priest is interspersed with suggestions of a dark and powerful artistic endeavour taking shape. Timing is everything when there’s one last frame to fill. A disturbing conceptual drama about perspectives and the nature of transcendence. [10 mins; 2 characters; exterior church location – male and female variants]
MAKING A KILLING – (complete, FILMING, MARCH 2018)
One cheery handyman. One despondent homeowner. One’s come to fix a radiator. The other’s fixed to end it all. Confronted with a situation that isn’t so easy to patch up, the handyman can’t quite keep his mind off the job. [5 mins; 2 characters; interior location]
HOME FOR THE BEWILDERED – (complete, available)
Visiting hours at the care home and a conversation between mother and son becomes a confusing tail-chase through flower deliveries, baby clothes and a dog that died before The Beatles split. Does anyone know what day it is…? [5 mins; 3 characters; interior location]
TIME OF THE MONTH – (complete – FILMING, 2017/18)
A diary clash forces a unique couple to argue their respective cases for a solo night out. It’s call of nature versus the kitchen calendar, fresh meat versus another TV dinner… and there’s always that leg of something in the freezer. [3 mins; 2 characters; interior location]
THE ALLOTMENTEER – (in progress)
An awkward committee head greets a new allotment holder with a string of nervy non-sequiturs. The hole being dug looks a bit much for simple summer runners though… [3 mins; 2 characters; exterior location]
BLOODY TOURISTS – (complete – FILMED JANUARY 2018)
A couple photograph the beauty of the countryside as they drive. A man runs through it in fear of his life. A fleeting connection between them asks questions of the couple’s motives for being there. [3 mins; 3 characters; exterior location]
LOOKING UP – (complete – FILMED FEBRUARY 2018)
Aim for the stars, however far away they seem. It’s all about perspective. [3 mins; 2 characters; exterior location]
FRESH START – (complete, available)
Life couldn’t be better. The kids are scrubbed and beaming, the eggs are sunny-side up and the wife looks a million dollars plus. It’s going to be a stellar morning… if you stay the right side of the front door that is. [2 mins; 2 to 4 characters; interior and exterior locations]
GRANDMASTERS – (complete, available)
Two great chess strategists meet in the park to decide once and for all if anyone really knows which piece does what. [2 mins; 3 characters; exterior location]
THE KIOSK – (in progress)
Newspapers. Cigarettes. Mars Bars. Obscure top-shelf magazines… and a fair bit of weed sold on the side. The low-key existence of kiosk-traders on a busy city street is complicated by the arrival of a cornershop Napoleon, a mad florist, a psychotic dog-walker and a Shakespearean shed-seller. A sharp comedy misadventure with pub dreams, tricky crosswords and an ever-changing ‘weed of the week’.
[Note: Pilot episode in progress; 6-episode series structure]