The Temeraire

The Temeraire, a merchant shipping vessel in 1816, is preparing to make a regular crossing from England to Jamaica. New arrival Henry O'Dunn, a soldier suffering from PTSD, must come to grips with his new family while making the journey to start again in America. Not all is as it seems onboard The Temeraire. When the ship gets stranded in the middle of the Atlantic during a storm, the crew must confront ghosts from their pasts.

  • Joshua Belcher
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  • CKF International Festival

    March 16, 2022
    Best Screenwriter
  • Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards

    February 16, 2022
    Quarter Finalist
  • New York City International Screenplay Awards

    September 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • CKF International Festival

    March 16, 2022
    Best Screenplay - February 2022
Writer Biography - Joshua Belcher

Joshua Belcher is a new scriptwriter who started building his portfolio in January 2021. His work as a cinematographer on short films has made him perfect for creating imaginative image-driven scenes in his screenplays.

Joshua is dedicated to his work as a scriptwriter and often invests in Concept Art for his screenplays, supporting interesting scripts with stunning imagery. Despite being unpaid for his passion, he is dedicated and invested in writing like it is a full-time job. Joshua hopes to take it further and his dream is to eventually be able to sell a script.

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Writer Statement

The Temeraire is inspired by films such as The Lighthouse (2019) and Knives Out (2019). These films, like The Temeraire, are focused on unique characters with most of the film taking place in and around one location. For The Temeraire, I coupled a character-driven narrative with psychological imagery-based horror appropriate to the period my story is set. These elements came together to craft The Temeraire.