Shore Scripts was founded to kickstart careers. We are extremely proud to have helped a number of writers gain representation, option, sell, and have their screenplays produced. Below are a small selection of recent Success Stories!
Ben Cleary, one of 2013’s Short winners, won 2016's Best Live Short Film OSCAR for his film Stutterer. Since then he has signed with Anonymous Content & The Agency. He is currently developing projects.
Patrick was a 2012 Quarter-Finalist with his feature, Cake. It follows Claire as she initiates a dubious relationship with a widower while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife. The film stars Jennifer Aniston, and was released in Jan 2015 by Warner Brothers. Patrick is currently repped by William Morris.
'After winning Shore Scripts, and through their industry connections, I successfully Optioned my winning screenplay to Dobre Films. So far it's been a very promising start. I wish all the best to the next batch of finalists.' Louis was 2016's Grand Prize Winner in our feature category. His winning screenplay, Life Expectancy, was optioned by Shore Scripts roster production company, Dobre Films. It is now in development with them. He also has a Action feature in pre-production with Templeheart Films.
'After winning the contest, Christopher Figg, one of Shores judges contacted me and Optioned my script, which was great because it was just further validation from the industry.' E.B. sold the option to his 2012 Grand Prize Winning script, The Oriental, to Shore Scripts judge, Christopher Figg. Warner Bros based producer Polly Johnsen has now come onboard to turn his short film The Garden into a big budget feature.
Claire was our 2015 Grand Prize Winner in our feature category. Since then she has gone onto develop projects through UK funding schemes, like Film Wales, and has directed a short film, Noodles, which has played at many festivals. In 2016 she was our inaugural winner of Shore Scripts's Short Film Fund. She is represented by Curtis Brown.
Moon wrote and went onto direct The Bravest, The Boldest, a Shore Scripts Semi-Finalist. It’s gone onto win over 17 International Festival awards and was nominated for the Short Grand Jury Prize at 2014’s Sundance Film Festival. Moon is represented by United Talent.
A 2015 Quarter-Finalist, Susie has since written on the BBC drama series, 6Dgrees, and is repped by Dench Arnold.
A 2013 Quarter-Finalist with her script, Divine, Janice has gone onto co-write the thriller, Retreat with director Carl Tibbetts. It stars Jamie Bell, Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton. She is repped by Sheil Land Associates.
Ben came 3rd in 2015's feature contest. Since then he has signed with JAB Management and is developing a feature with Fume Films.
Alice was a 2015 Quarter-Finalist. She has recently written and directed a short called Pregnant Pause, starring Alexandra Roach. She is repped by Curtis Brown.
Marina was a 2012 Shore Scripts Quarter-Finalist. She is one of the writers on Buddha’s Little Finger, a drama about the failed coup attempt on Mikhail Gorbachev. It stars Toby Kebbell. Her latest film, Sea Child, premiered at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, and went on to screen at 8 other venues around the globe, including festivals in Toronto, UK, Paris and India.
Tom was a 2015 Quarter-Finalist with his screenplay, Full Nelson. His first feature, Trivial Pursuits, has been optioned by Embargo Films. He is repped by Berline Associates.
Andrew Wallace Chamings
Since becoming a Semi-Finalist with Shore Scripts, Andrew has optioned a TV Pilot with Shore Scripts roster production company, Echo Lake, and a feature screenplay with Garden Cartwheel which is currently in development.
Joseph was a Semi-Finalist with his screenplay, Shades Within. Since then he has had created, written and directed the TV Show H-Man. He's also gained representation through Casarotto
Ben was a 4th place winner in 2015's contest with his screenplay, When The Devil's Loose. He has recently signed with Markerhouse Management.
Lawrence won 3rd place in the first year of our contest. Since then he has gone onto have two feature films produced: White Tiger and Depraved. He's also signed with Barry Bookin Management.
2013 2nd Place Winner, Matthew Coombes, has had his winning script, Once In Royal Bradford City, optioned by Island Pictures. He is repped by Sheil Land Associates.
Mark was a 2015 Quarter-Finalist. He is signed up to direct his own script, I Am Khama. Currently in pre-production, it is set to star Charley Boorman & Cherie Lunghi.
Tom was a 2015 feature Quarter-Finalist with his script, God save The Queen. He is now repped by Curtis Brown
2012’s Second Place Winner, Amanda Duke has gained representation through Sheil Land Associates. She is the co-screenwriter of the best selling book, Where There Is Evil. The film is currently in post production.
A 2014 feature Quarter-Finalist, Jayna has gone onto write for TV Shows, Generation Now and King & Carter. She now has an agent and manager
Bryan Erwin was a Shore Scripts quarter-finalist with his script, Bank Shot. Since then he has written Code: 9 a children’s TV Series for Disney. He currently has his feature film Frozen Peas in post production, and is developing projects with Disney.
Robert Bryce Milburn
Was a 2014 Semi-Finalist with his short, American Hell. It has since been produced, played at 19 film festivals worldwide, and won five awards. He is currently in development on a feature.
Austin was a 2014 Quarter-Finalist with Voiced Over. The script has been picked up and will be produced by Alphapictures Limited with La Haine actor, Anthony Souter, on board to direct.
Blu de Golyer
Blu was a Shore Scripts Semi-Finalist. He wrote the horror film, House of Good and Evil and the TV show Hillbilly Horror Show. He is currently developing projects. He is represented by Circle of 10.
Christopher wrote the segment ‘Tied Up’ for 50 Kisses, a multi story feature film centred around the theme of Valentine's Day. He was a Semi-Finalist with his feature, The Renegade Mesmerist.
Taras Demian Groves
Taras was a 2013 Quarter-Finalist. In 2014 he wrote and directed the crime film, The Professional.
Brent was a Semi-Finalist. He is a screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He wrote the 2013 comedy, Geography Club, and is currently developing his second feature.
Red Tape was a 2012 Semi-Finalist. Since then Jamie has gone onto write Ripper Street for the BBC, Law and Order and Holby City. He is represented by The Agency.
Ward was a 2012 Quarter-Finalist with his script, The Pied Piper. Since then he has written the thriller, The Shattering which was released in 2015. His next feature is currently in pre-production.
Goran was a 3rd place winner in 2015's short category with his horror short, The Priest. Since then he has directed the film, which has played at many festivals and won Best Short at Monster Fest. He is currently developing feature projects.
Adam Ethan Crow
In 2014 Adam wrote and directed the critically acclaimed short film, Warhol. It has gone onto win numerous awards at festivals around the world. He is currently in pre-production to direct his feature script, The Curator. Adam was a 2013 Quarter-Finalist. He is repped by Ditto.
A 2015 Quarter-Finalist, John's horror film, Harbour, is currently in production with Reel King Media.
Mark has written & directed Whatever Happened to Peter Blaggit. It’s a comedy about the plight of a man stuck in a mid-life crisis. He was a 2012 Shore Scripts Semi-Finalist.
Stephen M. Hunt
Stephen was a Quarter-Finalist in both Shore's feature and short contest. Since then Stephen has been hired to write and direct his wartime drama, Previous Vengeance through AVAnti Productions.
Since becoming a 2014 QF's, Alistair has written over 20 episodes of OOglies, made by BBC's Scotland. He's currently been hired by Brainstorm Films to write a thriller.
Patrick was a Semi-Finalist with his wonderfully titled The Fragile Satisfactions Of Us And Them feature. Since then he's gained representation through Osbrink Talent Agency, and is in development with Bottle of Smoke Films on his screenplay, Fragile.
Christopher was a 2014 Semi-Finalist with WIPE. Since then he's been hired by production company Sheringham Studios in Australia to write the drama, The Damaged Done set to be released in 2018.