Thursday, 31 March 2016

New stage play, 'Cull', doing the rounds (1/4/2016)

So a few days back I mentioned I was going to begin work on a comic play called Interviews. However, I found I was unable to really get a good hook going for the narrative, so instead I put it on the backburner and chose to focus on an idea I've had for, actually, a number of ideas and even toyed with doing as a short film at one point. This new work is entitled Cull.




Cull is set in a dystopian near future Britain, where overpopulation and resource scarcity has reached crisis point, and so the question arises: to save the country, would its leader kill its people? Four people at the height of government debate over the merits of such a dark notion.


So now begins the round of sending out to suitable competitions and theatre companies. Break a leg or twenty!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Cannibal Novel in the works, plus new stage play and Who (24/3/2016)

So, a few fun little tidbits for you (and well, Happy Easter).

First, my submission for Time Shadows, the Doctor Who charity anthology, is now all squared off and ready to go. Be sure to visit the official website for more details. Expect it to materialize this May.

Second, I have just written an outline for a comic horror novel that I submitted to indie published Thebes Publishing (you may recall them from the aborted Sherlock Holmes short story last summer). It's entitled The Cannibal's Culinary Guide, and it's basically if you took a Rick Stein or other foodie travelogue, but had it presented by Hannibal Lecter. I've had a great love for the darker end of satire and the surreal, so this may be my chance to have a go.

And last but not least, I am now working on a new stage play titled Interviews, dealing with, well, just that.A young man goes for a series of interviews, only to face a series of hurdles and strange questions.

Friday, 11 March 2016

New short film screenplay cooking for NFS (11/3/2016)

So, another month, another new screenplay opportunity. This time, from the Northern Film School, who are looking for short, 3 minute screenplays for their students to produce next year.


So, ever the opportunist, In decided to throw my hat in the ring with a short piece entitled Have A Chat. Can't say much for now, other than it's a father and son story. Well, fingers crossed and break a leg or nine.

Well, for this and a few other things I have up my sleeve. Stay tuned...

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Little Visitor - My University short script, now available (6/3/2016)

So after a year since the big day, you can finally view the piece of writing that was my final Opus at Middlesex, the fantasy family drama Little Visitor. Huge thanks to James Charlton and David Cottis, my then tutors, for having faith in my skills and being there to provide help and feedback.

Read it here: http://savagescribe.deviantart.com/art/Little-Visitor-short-film-script-594841732?q=gallery%3ASavageScribe&qo=0
And naturally, if you can, comments and feedback are massively appreciated. Sharing helps too!