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“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.” ― Tim Burton

10 Minute Short

Pitch for ‘Out of Sight’

Oscar, a thirteen-year-old boy neglected and ignored by his alcoholic grieving mother, goes from zero to hero by waking up with the power of invisibility. Empowered, Oscar embarks on a spree of lawlessness and revenge. Suddenly his mother and his bullies must take notice of him.

Extract 

INT- COUNCIL ESTATE – EVENING

OSCAR watches his mother SAM through a half-closed door; she’s in turmoil, crying as she reaches for a bottle of wine sitting on a cluttered table. Cards expressing ‘deepest sympathies’ and ‘sorry for your loss’ are scattered around the dirty flat. Decaying flowers sit in a vase by the gas fire. SAM stumps out a cigarette, wipes her mascara smudged eyes, unscrews the lid of the wine bottle, pours out a glass and downs it. She lights another cigarette, her hands shaking as she looks at photos of a younger, vibrant version of herself.  She starts to rip up a photo of her and her husband on their wedding day; he holds a small boy in his arms. We can see the same boy but older OSCAR standing in the doorway staring at her, stunned. He disappears, and the front door slams as SAM returns to her evening ritual.

 

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In development

Feature film

Pitch

‘The Selkie’ is a horror film set on the Irish coast. A small fishing community will feel the wrath of the girl they shunned. Gerda was presumed to be lost to the sea until she returns, transformed, horrifying and deadly.

Extract

EXT. SEA – MOMENTS LATER

A commercial fishing boat enters the cove and cuts its engine. Three fishermen joke and laugh as they tip the bloody remains of fish heads and guts into the sea, blood snakes and seeps in the water.

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EXT. BEACH – CONTINUOUS

Blood trickles out of the corner of the sirens’ mouth; it’s black as tar. The naked man faces her, his expression shifting to pure fear. She touches the blood; as she looks at her finger, she disappears into a cascade of water. The bodies around the beach fire start choking, drowning onshore, water gushing out of their eyes and mouths.

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EXT. SEA – CONTINUOUS

On the boat, a fisherman in yellow galoshes takes a fish out of a bucket. It starts to drown in the air, flipping and flapping on the bloodied boards.

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EXT. BEACH – CONTINUOUS

The punk flips and flops on the sand, clutching his throat. The man stands surrounded by the bodies of his choking friends writhing in an offbeat dance of death. He runs to where he left his lover under the blanket. Her eyes are wide as she stops breathing, water runs out of her mouth, her pupils dilate.

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EXT. SEA – CONTINUOUS

The fisherman grabs the fish from the bloodied boards and smashes his head on the side of the boat.

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EXT. BEACH – CONTINUOUS

The bodies all stop moving, mouths open, water trickling out of blue lips, under black eyes.

 

An extract of The Selkie produced by the Drama Centre

 

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Pitch for a Comedy Web Series

Banned Transmission

Ground control is calling Major Yvonne, an Astronaut lost in space, sending regular video diary messages out to the cosmos hoping that her salvation will come one day. She reminisces about her past and analyses her present situation; she tries not to imagine her future. Yvonne’s chances of having a family are slipping away; at over 40 years old, she will be barren if ground control doesn’t find her soon, and she desperately wants kids. Perhaps another life form will offer himself as a suitable spouse?

Yvonne is the Bridget Jones of space, tending to the robots, holograms and artificially intelligent assistants of the Titanic Torpedo, which is, off course, without a crew. How the crew disappeared and left Yvonne flying solo will be revealed as she loses her cool.

Suffering from amnesia, Yvonne wakes up thinking she is ten years younger, which is devastating. She is desperate to know long has she been in space but is unable to find out, as many of the ship’s instruments are faulty or unreliable. A robot keeps calling her captain, which is very disturbing as the last thing she remembered she was the ship’s doctor.

To keep herself from going insane, Yvonne decides to broadcast an online coaching podcast for ‘how to survive alone in space.’ She will cover entertainment, beauty, cooking space style, keeping bone density, staying sane alone in a vast cosmos and asking soul searching questions including; are artificial intelligence assistants your friends? Can robots reproduce?

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