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Blue Monday

Deep underground, an oil exploration drill disturbs the remains of an ancient object. An explosion sends a jolt up to ground level causing a deadly industrial accident.

Following the explosion, drill manager, McLuskey, is pressured by his boss, Wes French, to forgo an inspection and resume operations. French wants land leases with the county and local landowners and doesn’t want any interference or delays. 
Peter Barr, an ambitious doctor and research scientist in the community focuses on the financial success of his clinic, often ignoring his wife Maddy.  

The County Medical Examiner, Dr. Laura Innes notices a sudden spike in suicides.  Peter dismisses Laura’s concerns.  However, when Maddy attempts suicide Peter realizes he has to help. 

Laura and Peter analyze blood and DNA as well as industrial pollutants. They uncover a biological toxin that causes extreme depression. The source remains a mystery. 

Tension rises between McLuskey and French when McLuskey stops fracking due to explosions underground. French becomes concerned over Peter’s investigation and he initiates a smear campaign, causing Peter to drop out. 
Maddy convinces Peter to return and help Laura. McLuskey decides to provide air and geological samples for analysis. French discovers McLuskey’s betrayal and unleashes his henchmen against McLuskey and the researchers.
Peter and Laura prevail and armed with new evidence, they convince the community and government  authorities that the fracking site is the source of the virus. The site is shut down.  Peter sells his medical clinic and focuses on his marriage and enjoying their life together.

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  • Hollywood Sky Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    November 28, 2015
    Official Selection
  • London Shows Film Festival
    London, UK
    October 31, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Kinolit Film Festival
    October 16, 2015
    Official Selection
  • The Best Film Festival
    March 16, 2016
  • Milledgeville Film Festival
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    April 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Catharsis Film Festival
    Beerse, Belgium.
    February 28, 2016
  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
    Florence, Alabama
    March 5, 2016
    Best Feature Screenplay
  • The International Indie Gathering
    Cleveland, OH
    August 12, 2016
    Best Feature Screenplay (Drama)
  • TTP Screenwriting Contest
    Nova Scotia
    June 3, 2016
    Austin, TX
    September 23, 2016
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Ian Wilson

Writer: Ian Wilson

"Rewind", short screenplay, WGA registered, 2015.
"Blue Monday", feature length screenplay, WGA registered, 2015.
“Crimson Queen”, feature length screenplay, WGA registered, 2014.
“Why the Financial Crisis Missed the Insurance Industry”. Saudi Economic Journal, Spr., 2009.
“Opportunities & Obstacles in the Saudi Insurance Industry” Saudi Economic Journal, Spr., 2008.
“Whose Business is it?”, Canadian Insurance, Oct. 1992
“Brokerage Perpetuation”, Canadian Insurance, Oct 1991.
“An English Lesson for Brokers”, Canadian Underwriter, Sept, 1990.

Writing Awards
BLUE MONDAY - Winner Best Feature Screenplay, Lindsey UNA Film Festival, 2016
BLUE MONDAY - Selected, Milledgeville Film Festival, 2016.
BLUE MONDAY - Selected, Catharsis Online Film Festival, 2016.
BLUE MONDAY - Selected, Hollywood Sky Festival, 2015.
CRIMSON QUEEN - Best Screenplay, Silver Dollar Film Festival, 2016
CRIMSON QUEEN - Selected, Finow Film Festival, Germany, 2016.
CRIMSON QUEEN - Selected, The Summer Slam Festival, 2015.
CRIMSON QUEEN - Best Crime Screenplay (2nd Place), The Indie Gathering, Husdon, Ohio.
CRIMSON QUEEN - Best Screenplay Runner-up, Three Cities Festival, Los Angeles.
CRIMSON QUEEN - 5th place TLLjournal, Logline contest, November 2014

Master of Business Administration (MBA), York University, Toronto, 1994
Bachelor of Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, 1984.

Actor and voice-artist.

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Writer Statement

Firstly, let me thank you for your consideration of my screenplay. Secondly, I would like to give you a brief bio about myself. This will help you to get to know me and some of the aspects of my life that may have influenced the creation of this story.

I was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada when I was twenty years old. In my youth I was a keen writer, had a part-time job as a copyboy in a national newspaper, and participated in local theatre as an actor, stage hand and FX technician.

By my mid-twenties I went through a career change into business, eventually becoming a management consultant and gaining an MBA. This career took me back to the UK, to the Middle East and back to Canada.

During my business career, I wrote several articles for business journals and got back into the theatre as a director and a business mentor to small theatre companies.

Recently, I decided to make another significant career change. I decided to give up my corporate career and commit myself to writing and acting.

My first screenplay was a crime/thriller called "Crimson Queen", which received very positive reviews and acceptance and awards in various film festivals.

"Blue Monday" is my second feature screenplay. Falling into the drama genre, this story is quite different from "Crimson Queen". It is certainly more dialogue based and has several strong characters within it. I very much enjoyed the challenge of developing good character arcs and bringing the main players to life.

I recently completed a twenty page short entitled "Rewind", a tale about a supernatural Super 8 camera. This may have inspired my current project, which is a feature horror thriller.

Once again, thank you for your consideration and above all I hope that you enjoy the story.