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Cyborn | Mark Renshaw

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"Pursued by an angry mob and running out of power, an android uses a set of dice to relive past memories."

About Mark Renshaw

Mark, lives, writes and produces in the north-west of the United Kingdom, slap bang in the Twilight Zone between Manchester and Liverpool.

As a screenplay writer, Mark has won several awards, most recently the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship of 2018 as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Page Awards and 2nd round of the Austin Film Festival. He has been added to the list of promising writers at the BBC.

As a producer, Mark has written and produced three award-winning short films in transatlantic collaborations. His first film, 'No More Tomorrows' is available on Amazon Prime. His second film, 'Surrender' has enjoyed has a successful run on the independent film festival circuit and won several awards. His latest, a sci-fi short called 'The Survivor: A Tale From The Nearscape' has a worldwide distribution deal with Meridian Releasing. He is currently developing it into a TV series called The Nearscape and has several shorts in various stages of production.

With his prose hat on, Mark’s sci-fi short ‘Automatic Drive’ was recently published in an anthology called The Singularity50, as was his horror short ‘Ragnarok’ by Cohesion Press in an anthology titled ‘SNAFU: Resurrection.’ In 2017 he had two short stories published in 'An Eclectic Mix Vol 7' alongside several international competition winners.

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Monkey Bars | Brandon Ramones | Script Shop Episode 070

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"When Frank and Richard find out that they're best friend Miles has been hiding a drug addiction, they take matters into their own hands and begin a wild intervention."

About Brandon Ramones

Brandon J. Ramones is an up and coming screen play writer from New York. Brandon has studied screen and play writing, starting from when he was a senior in high school. Film has been his passion ever since and he has made it a point to push the art forward and to reach the hearts of many. In early 2018, Brandon's play, "Closing" was chosen to be featured in the annual CUNY Theatre Play Festival. In late 2018, his script, "Monkey Bars" was selected as a finalist in the Independent Talents International Film Festival. Brandon is currently continuing his studies at Brooklyn College and working on future projects.

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The Wardrobe | Matt Mitchell | Script Shop Episode 069

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"Calvin and Tracey are about to find out what’s worse: being mercilessly attacked in a alternate, post-apocalyptic, militaristic, jurassic future… or customer services. If only they knew where they were. If only Tracey had more machine gun ammo and a clean hammer. If only Calvin had followed the flatpack instructions."

About Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell is an award winning director & screenwriter. His feature films include ‘Gangsters, Guns and Zombies’ and ‘The Rizen’ which closed out the London Sci-Fi Film Festival, with its recently completed sequel ‘Rizen: Possession’ being released this year. His latest projects range from directing theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to turning his comedic voice to a new television series, as well as writing a speculative fiction/horror television series. His feature films are on worldwide release, distributed by Lionsgate in the UK and eOne in the US, and are also available on all good torrent sites.

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The Funeral Director | Thomas James Scott | Script Shop Episode 068

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"A deluded, wannabe film-maker causes a stir in his small rural Irish community when he combines his love of movie-making with the family funeral business."

About Thomas James Scott

Thomas James Scott is a filmmaker and a lecturer in film and TV Production at The Belfast Film and Television School in Belfast Metropolitan College, Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Belfast Met in May 2015, he taught at Springvale Learning, and Ulster University. Thomas, along with his co-coordinator Alan McCracken, was the 2018 winner of the Creative and Cultural Skills Northern Ireland Creative Tutor Award.

He is a graduate of Ulster University, and Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a Ba Hons in Film and Visual Studies (QUB), an MRes in the Arts (UU), a PhD in Film (UU), and a CIT and a PGCE in FE (UU). Both his MRes and Doctoral work studied American cinematic depictions of the Irish between 1896 and 1930. Thomas conducted part of his research in Los Angeles, where he stayed at UCLA and studied in their Film and Television Archive. He has published his work in journals, and presented his research output at conferences, in Ireland, England, and America – including the prestigious American Conference for Irish Studies, in Chicago, in April 2013. Although he is primarily a lecturer, he began his media career in film and TV production, and continues to work on media projects in his spare time. In addition to producing and directing (and sometimes writing), he has worked in a range of roles from sound recordist, to camera operator, to set design. Thomas has worked with some of the most talented filmmakers on the Northern Irish indie scene, including Brian Mulholland, Steve Earley, and Margaret McGoldrick. In his younger years (the 90s!) he was involved with a number of theatre groups, primarily as an actor, but also as a writer and set builder.

Thomas has produced and/or directed award winning short films and music videos. His most recent projects include Romancing Revolution (an official music video for The Crossfire Hurricanes, which screened at festivals in Europe, picking a Belfast Square Short Film Award in Jan 2017), You Belfast (which was screen at Festivals in the US, Europe, and India – where it won the best Smartphone Film Award. Thomas Produced, Wrote, and Directed the short), and Give Me All I need (an official music video for Northern Irish Band the Rusty Taste of Sweetness). His most recent project, a documentary titled Kate Price: Hollywood’s Irish Mother, is currently in post-production. The film highlights the film career of Irish born actress Kate Price, who appeared in almost 300 American Films between 1910 and 1937.

His script ‘The Funeral Director’ was first written in 2008, when Thomas was studying screenwriting at Queens University. He decided to redraft the script in 2017, and submitted it to screenwriting festivals, to test it’s potential. He is big fan of Graham Linehan, the creator or co-creator of a number of successful sitcoms, such as Father Ted, and the IT Crowd, among others. He was born and still lives in Northern Ireland, is married with two kids (and a third due in July). He is a diehard Manchester United supporter, and along with his son Liam, loves attending pro wrestling events.

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Dialectical | Michelle Sikorski | Script Shop Episode 067

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"On the way to therapy, a young woman's drive is interrupted as a figure darts into the road."

About Michelle Sikorski

Michelle Sikorski is a fiction writer, but not exclusively. Any creative pursuit drives her: poetry, script writing, dreaming up graphic novels she can’t draw, making abstract sound sculptures. Okay not really the last one, but it does seem neat.

She’s also a journalist, former magazine editor, content marketer, rock climber, and cat friend.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Cincinnati.

You can find out more and contact her at https://michellesikorski.com/

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Maggie’s New Boyfriend | Allison Beda | Script Shop Episode 066

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"Maggie’s new boyfriend is perfect, but imaginary, and maybe also a murderer."

About Allison Beda

Writer/Director Allison Beda’s award winning films have screened internationally at festivals, in theaters, on television, in art galleries, on billboards, in the metro and even at the Olympic games! Ms Beda’s first feature screenplay UNPREDICTABLE just won “Best Screenplay” at the Boomtown Film Festival and was a BET Network Top 10 Finalist. Her company A Muse Productions makes films about women making trouble and film art that defies categorization. She has a BA from SFU, an MFA from UBC, honed her strong visual style as an IATSE camera operator and learned when you can (or cannot) “fix it in post” working as Associate Producer on TV series such as SYFY/NBC “12 Monkeys”.

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Pushing Past Future | Maria Judice | Script Shop Episode 065

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"Traveling from Mississippi to reunite with her son, an elderly mother buries her dreams of the future while grappling with the news of his new family and their queer Berkeley life."

About Maria Judice

Writer | Director | Producer

M is a visual storyteller working in cinema, photography, and public art. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts in Film/Video. WIRED magazine called her a “filmmaker provocateur” bridging technology thinking with art making. As an award-winning writer/director, her work ranges across new media platforms aligning left of center subject matters. With a practice of “autonomy first” her artwork is about community, space, and place. PALM TREES won the Adrienne Shelly Award for excellence in directing and aired on BET's “Lens on Talent”. Awards for the best narrative sci-fi film MOONLESS and screenplays EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING IS FINE and ORBITERS were also garnered. Her films have screened around the world and are represented by Flourishing Films.

INDIGO IMPACT was founded in 2016 with a mission to bring left of center stories and creators to global audiences as an Impact Producer. She worked for such titles like DREAMSTATES starring Saul Williams, Haiti’s first Oscar selection AYITI MON AMOUR, and JINN by Oakland native Nijla Mumin. She brings affordable music, literature, art, and performance to the Bay Area as a Co-Curator of the MATATU FESTIVAL. Sitting on the board of WFilm and Code Tenderloin she continually advocates for equality and equity.

Futurism and technology feed her love for science fiction, surrealism, and fantasy. Her current work KILL, TIME views sci-fi through a lo-fi lens. ELEPHANT deconstructs pain and trauma in times of violence. A CERTAIN GRACE continues her conversation with San Francisco in making the invisible -- seen. Currently, She can be found in San Francisco kicking around the fog.

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Merry Scriptsmas 2018 | Script Shop Episode 064

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Hosts of a screenwriting podcast discover Christmas spirit through a somewhat impromptu recording session.

About Scriptsmas 2018

Jack and Allyson read and analyze some of their favorite Christmas-related stories. Included are:

'The Little Match Girl' by Hans Christian Andersen - The story, about a dying child's dreams and hope.

'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry. - The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. 

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B / Treacle | April Kelley | Script Shop Episode 063

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"When friends Belle & Jessie go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle."

About April Kelley

April is an award winning actress and producer. Having trained at Arts Educational, London on a foundation course she then went on to three year BA at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), where, in her second year she created Mini Productions. Adamant that something within the entertainment industry would support her acting career she has gone on to produce BAFTA and BIFA long listed films as well as several BAFTA qualifying films.

Most recently, April starred in the title role of critically acclaimed, Annie Waits. The short has gone on to screen at over 70 festivals around the world; including BAFTA qualifying Underwire and London Short Film Festival and Oscar qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival. It’s also been nominated and won several awards including Best Actress and the Rising Star Award at Colchester Film Festival.

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The Imaginist | E.M. Spairow | Script Shop Episode 062

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"An impoverished immigrant and hopeless romantic, The Imaginist attempts to win the hand of his beloved by making it big in the dying days of Vaudeville."

About E.M. Spairow

E.M. Spairow graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory where she was awarded the Philip and Patricia Barry Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Screenwriting. That same year her short script, Hooked, won the 2010 Unlikely Hero Productions Screenplay Competition. In 2011, her feature thriller, Manifest, won the Waterfront Film Festival Screenplay Competition. During her time as writer-in-residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, she completed several short stories and her first stage play. As Spairow’s award-winning short films, Default and Elephant In The Room, complete their festival run, she begins work on her debut novel.

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