I am a dedicated and imaginative Screenwriter located at the centre of the universe (Chesterfield, Derbyshire). I am more than happy to try my hand at different writing mediums and to that end, I have also written three sci-fi/fantasy novels. When I’m not writing my own ideas, I tend to be reading other people’s, currently establishing myself as an up-and-coming independent Script Reader.
Working mainly in science fiction, I have written several feature-length screenplays, including “Life Signs” which is currently under option for the 2nd time with Unstoppable Entertainment (Noel Clarke, writer/director of Adulthood, 188.8.131.52 & Brotherhood).
Taking on dual roles, I both wrote and produced the short film “Sweet N’ Sour Recession” starring Georgina Sherrington (The Worst Witch) and Mark Kempner (The World’s End, Kill List).
“Sweet n Sour Recession” (2010) – Writer & Producer.
“Vacation Hunter” (2013) – Co-writer.
“Rodentia” (2015) – Writer.
“Arose” (2017) – Writer.
“Life Signs” (2014 – present) – Writer. Optioned screenplay (2010 to 2014 & 2017 – present).
Feedback for my screenplays:
“Absolutely gripping, well written and such an original idea.” – Unstoppable Entertainment
“We plan very big things for this script and for Paul in the future and are very happy to have him on board” – Unstoppable Entertainment
“Life Signs is so strong, with a lot of depth.” – Independent Talent
“The premise is intriguing and has a lot of potential.” – The Black List
“Excellent, chilling, highly visual and inventive.” – NYC Midnight Short Script Competition
“It’s great to find someone writing stuff like this. Kinda reminds me of an old Tales from The Crypt/Twilight Zone vibe” – Jack Pirie (Director)
I am an experienced, independent Script Reader offering screenplay coverage for short and feature-length screenplays and have attended both “Effective Script Reading” hosted by Evan Leighton-Davis (Industrial Scripts) and “Breaking into Script Reading” hosted by script guru Lucy V. Hay (Bang2Write). I received the following course feedback:
“Synopsis is refreshingly concise, but contains all key story beats” and “Certainly of industry-standard” – Evan Leighton-Davis
“All in all, your report is excellent” and “You summarise well at the end and I LOVE your idea…” – Lucy V. Hay
I have been represented by both Independent Talent and 42 M&P. I am currently looking for new representation.
First Born (Feature)
Genre: Sci-fi / Fantasy
Logline: When a selfless care worker discovers that her new client has a dark past, she must battle against a horrifying evil to save both her village and the people she loves.
Red Ball (Feature)
Logline: When a bankrupt millennial is given the chance to take part in a sinister game he is rewarded with enormous wealth but is soon fighting for his life as the contestants turn on each other, desperate to survive.
The Chair (Feature)
Logline: When the lines between reality and fantasy blur during the testing of a prototype VR game, a timid gamer accused of murder must go on the run as he tries desperately to clear his name.
Blue Rinse (Feature)
Genre: Action Comedy
Logline: When a teenage delinquent is caught joyriding, she is sent to the countryside to live with her estranged Grandmother, but a dark secret from the past propels her into a race against time to save both herself and her family.
Final Call (Short)
Logline: After a soul-sapping day at work, a highly-strung businessman tries to relax in a deserted train station, but he is not alone and his day from hell is only just beginning.