• David Beazley
    Founder
    David Beazley
    Founder

    As a writer himself, David’s experienced the ever-increasing difficulties of getting unsolicited work into the hands of agents and production companies. The Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest was set-up in 2012. Starting small, it’s steadily grown into one of the biggest screenwriting contests in the world. No other contest can boast a higher caliber of judges and production companies.

    David has been a script reader for numerous companies and producers. These include Lionsgate, Vertigo Films, The Script Factory and Amarillo Films. Also a filmmaker, his short films have played at Raindance, London Film Festival, Edinburgh and many others. He’s made films for the likes of the BBC, Microsoft, Red Bull, Warner Bros and others. His work can be seen at www.beazknees.com 

    He has two feature screenplays currently under option.

  • Kees Kasander
    Patron / Producer
    Kees Kasander
    Patron / Producer

    Kees is a BAFTA-winning producer known for Fish Tank (2009), Prospero’s Books (1991), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) and Ken Park (2002). He has a long-standing relationship with director Peter Greenaway. Kees has produced over 80 films from around the world since the 1980s.

    He has been a Shore Scripts judge since the contest started. He came onboard as a patron in 2015. 

    Kees experience and knowledge will be instrumental as Shore Scripts looks to move into production. 

  • Justine Owens
    Business Manager
    Justine Owens
    Business Manager

    Justine has been a passionate movie fan since she first studied Film History at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her love of the cinema is wide-ranging, though she admits to a particular liking for classic Film Noir Thrillers, Sci-Fi Fantasy, and High Action blockbusters. Justine joined the Shore Scripts team as script reader for the first round of the annual Shore Scripts Competition after moving to Italy in 2015. As a professional script analyst, Justine has also worked on the launch of Slated’s innovative online film financing platform and for American Zoetrope Studios. 

    Shore Scripts welcomes new contributors to its social media channels. 

  • Lee Hamilton
    Development & Senior Reader
    Lee Hamilton
    Development & Senior Reader

    Lee is an author and script analyst who has read for producers and production companies, including London based Cowboy Films. A graduate with distinctions from Screen Academy Scotland’s MA Screenwriting course, she also writes analysis via Short Com, a UK based comedy short film program as well as penning fiction novellas.

    Lee joined Shore Scripts in 2013 as a script reader. She has since moved into development.

  • Paul Stafford
    Senior Reader - Based in London
    Paul Stafford
    Senior Reader - Based in London

    Paul is one of the senior readers here at Shore Scripts. He is a director, writer and script editor. He has also been known to jump in front of the camera, more often than not by consent. He is generally to be found in London, otherwise anywhere that isn't at all like London.