My latest thriller screenplay: 'Duty' is an Award Winner as; Best Original Screenplay for the 'Rome International Movie Awards 2020', Best Thriller Screenplay for the 'Los Angeles Film awards 2020' (Aug) and Best International Screenplay at the; 'Rocky Mountain International Film Festival', Best Screenplay at the; 'Bridge Fest Vancouver festival' (Oct 2020), Best Thriller script 'Moody Crab Film Festival 2020', and Special Mention award for BEST FEATURE SCRIPT at the Uruvatti International Film Festival (Dec 2020). It was also an Award Winner as; Honourable Mention: FEATURE SCRIPT in the 'New York Movie Awards' 2020 (Sept) and the 'Venice Film Awards' 2020 (Sept).
My latest Sci/Fi script: 'DELANEY'S WORLD' won BEST INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY at the: 'It came from the sky' Science Fiction festival (Oct 2020), and my latest Horror script: 'The Last Guard' won the; Horror Feature Special (Jury prize) in the 'DRAMA INC SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2020. And was also Finalist in the: '13HORROR.COM Film & Screenplay festival', the 'Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards', the 'Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards 2020', and the 'Five Continents International Film Festival'.
I have been involved in Film and theatre over the past 20 years and worked on-stage as an actor in the U.K's Royal National Theatre alongside Sir Ian McKellen. This was a Trevor Nunn production of Ibsen's 'An enemy of the People' and is proving invaluable to the pursuit of my writing career. I am also an avid reader of novels and non-fiction historical books. The first screenplay I wrote was entitled: 'In the company of heroes' based on my Great Uncle Private James Stokes V.C. who won the Victoria Cross in the second world war. I gave a short interview on the 'History Channel' and the story features in their book: 'The Family History Project' under the title: 'An Unlikely Hero'. My second screenplay was entitled: 'Buccaneers of Brig O' Doon', an action/adventure tale, of which I have written a novelization which is available on the websites of Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smiths. I then completed my Sci/fi thriller: 'Delaney's World' then a thriller/chiller; 'End-Line' which also exists as a novelization having being published by Andrews UK and available on Amazon.