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  • 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, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Microsoft, Red Bull, Warner Bros, and others. 

    He has two feature screenplays currently under option. His personal website

  • 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 a 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
    Lee Hamilton
    Development

    After reading for various producers and production companies, including London based Cowboy Films, Lee joined Shore Scripts as a reader in 2013 and has since moved into development. A graduate with distinctions from Screen Academy Scotland’s MA Screenwriting course, Lee also has degrees in Television Media and Fine Art. As well as writing our ‘Fast Track your First Draft’ workbook, Lee is a published fiction author, writing under the pen name of Ellis Everley, amongst others.

  • 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 on board as a patron in 2015. 

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

SOME OF OUR READERS

  • Harriet Beaney
    Script Reader
    Harriet Beaney
    Script Reader

    Harriet is a script reader who works with various production companies, including Blueprint Pictures, Nicola Larder Productions, and Greenacre Films. She is a graduate with Honors from Columbia’s Screenwriting MFA program in New York and has an English degree from Cambridge. 

  • Ian Martin
    Script Reader
    Ian Martin
    Script Reader

    Ian is a Script Reader, Script Editor, and filmmaker. He has read for Goldcrest Films, Bankside Films, Protagonist Pictures, and others. He has co-hosted his own film criticism podcast and had articles published online.

  • Alessia Galatini
    Script Reader
    Alessia Galatini
    Script Reader

    Alessia Galatini holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Screenwriting from two of London's most prestigious universities. In 2017 she won the Sandra Ashman prize for poetry and fiction. She reads for Endemol Shine, Midsummer Films and others. She’s also a film critic for the UK magazine The F Word.

  • Michelle Goode
    Script Reader & Proofreader
    Michelle Goode
    Script Reader & Proofreader

    Michelle is a script consultant and editor. Over the past ten years she has read for many companies, competitions and initiatives, including Cannibal Films, New Writing South, London Screenwriters’ Festival, C21 Drama Series Competition, Coverfly, Nevada Film Office & the Nick Darke Award.

  • Daniela Piper-Vegh
    Script Reader
    Daniela Piper-Vegh
    Script Reader

    Daniela is a script analyst who has read for Heyday Films, Wildgaze films, London Screenwriter's Festival, BlueCat Screenplay Contest, Austin Film Festival, and literary agency Rochelle Stevens & Co. A graduate of Oxford University and King’s College London she has built on her literary background to move into script development.

  • Tim Berry
    Script Reader
    Tim Berry
    Script Reader

    Tim Berry started his career in Sales and Acquisitions with Focus Features in 2006 before spending seven years in independent film distribution with Network Releasing. In 2014, he trained as a script editor at the National Film and Television School and has read for Shore Scripts since 2015. 

  • Bhairavi Patel
    Script Reader
    Bhairavi Patel
    Script Reader

    Bhairavi is a script reader who works with independent production companies and filmmakers and has read for the C21 Drama Series Script Competition. She has been a continuity and script supervisor since 2011, with credits on a number of projects, including some award-winning features and shorts.

  • Blaise Hesselgren
    Script Reader
    Blaise Hesselgren
    Script Reader

    Before joining Shore Scripts, Blaise read scripts for three years for London based production company TheFyzz.com. He's also a screenwriter represented by Collective Talent, has been optioned and commissioned and placed in numerous contests, writes for SciFutures.com and freelances at BBC Radio.

  • Grahame Wood
    Script Reader
    Grahame Wood
    Script Reader
    Grahame Wood is the author of the award-winning novels, The Darkly Stewart Mysteries, now in series adaptation development with producers of X-Men: Apocalypse and The Predator. His first pitch landed a network deal, and he now heads up story development at Lorraine Berglund Management. He also oversees coverage for The Emergence Program, which was established to support the projects of diverse filmmakers in Hollywood. Grahame is a voting member of BAFTA. He was an associate producer on 2016's Casual Encounters and co-producer of 2019's Iago.
  • Adam Minneci
    Script Reader
    Adam Minneci
    Script Reader

    Adam has coverage experience for literary management, major film companies including Warner Bros., and top industry contests. As a writer, he has worked with notable film executives.

  • Alex Moran
    Script Reader
    Alex Moran
    Script Reader

    Alex has over six years' experience working as a script reader in the world of film and TV. He has covered screenplays with Academy Award-winning and A-list talent attached TV bibles, and novels penned by Sunday Times bestselling authors. His upcoming short, Pineapple, stars Natalie Simpson (Outlander) and Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).