I’ve completed the first draft of a new screenplay that will be made into a short film during 2017. Provisionally titled The Burglar it follows a couple who return home after a romantic meal, full of fun. But in the middle of the night a mysterious man breaks in… and, well, you’ll have to wait for the rest.
I do love writing screenplays. On Boxing Day last year I wote The Package (there’s a theme running here with the working titles, haha) about two people who meet on Blackfriars Bridge in London for the exchange of a mysterious brown envelope, Shady characters galore mean that when it reaches its final destination, someone is in for a big surprise. The Package was filmed in autumn 2016 under the new title of Calibre, and will be released early next year.
Of course, writing the screenplay means I can write a role for myself. In The Burglar I’m Otto, the taxi driver. It was the first time I’ve used Scrivener for a screenplay, and would like to offer thanks to character name generator for solving all the usual naming conundrums.