Between the years of 2008 and 2011, I did some screenwriting work for the Mountview Film Academy; a filmic extension of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Based in London, they would produce a number of student acting projects including many low budget short films. Notable Mountview Alumni include: Craig Parkinson, Eddie Marsan, Lois Chimimba, Connie Fisher, Douglas Henshall, Rebecca Trehearn and many more.
Writers would be shuttled in and given a remit to create short films using specified actors, locations and length of film. Thus, I wrote a number of scripts which were adapted on very low budgets by the Mountview staff and student actors. So, here they are in all their (ahem) glory. Some work better than others but I am very pleased with them as a whole body of writing work.
THE BLACK ROOM (2008)
A quirky comedy-drama concerns a writer suffering from an extreme form of writer’s block.
THE DAMASCUS ROAD (2009)
This drama concerns two car thieves out on a job with very different agendas.
THE CUT (2009)
This short dramatic scene concerns a relationship breakdown and love triangle.
DYING AND KILLING (2010)
This short comedy drama centres on a stand-up comedian who wreaks revenge on a heckler who destroyed her set.
A GOOD CAUSE (2010)
This short comedy drama centres on a romance between a businessman and a charity worker, that takes a twisted course.
This short sci-fi drama centres on a Reaper (a person who transfers human souls to the other side) having to make a difficult choice of life and death.
BEST LAID PANS (2011)
This short comedy is about a guy who gets trapped in a restaurant toilet when striving to propose to his girlfriend.
This short comedy-drama concerns two friends who bump into each other having not seen each other for years.