Pete Simpson body of work

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Completed Scripts

      
 


STORM COMING
(2018)
Tense feature. Rebel CIA outcast summons all the kick-ass
guts she can muster to uncover
terrifying Russian stealth secrets in America – or die
in the trying with CIA asleep at the switch.
Let slip the dogs of war.
 
 


                  
THE WEDDING DIARY.
 Fizzy romantic comedy. Publisher-commissioned
                   screenplay adaptation
of Margaret James's best selling 17th novel, set in
                   England. Where's a fairy godmother when you need one?
 
                  
FINALIST - 2014 Romantic Novelist Association - Romantic Comedy of the
                   Year. 4.8/5 Amazon & Goodreads "Ordinary Reader" reviews in US & UK.
 

                 
 

    

GRIT. (2017)  Dazzling TV series. Upbeat police crime/mysteries set in 1959 Britain. Rebel
aristocrat breaks into detection with her hilarious cockney sidekick
.
A battle of 3 worlds.
 
BlueCat Hollywood competition. Professional judge #8107: "Anything but cookie-cutter. A fun
vivid story... high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling, fast pace... Characters are distinct."

2018 Fresh Voices Hollywood competition. Professional judge’s scorecard (A to D): "A for
Premise, Marketability, Castability."  
2018 Rocliffe/BAFTA competition. Professional judge:
"... original premise... strong dialogue... interesting characters."
 


                  
LENNIE'S WORLD. (2017) Playful theatreClash of worlds comedy. A wild
                   night; hilarious lab; Cambridge scientists in pain – under the gun from
                   Brexit-fearful US bosses.

                   Comes a waggish Northern lab cleaner who sees the world differently. In their
                   sniffy world will the scientists eventually accept Lennie as their... saviour?

                   Produced @ Actors & Writers Club London (rehearsed script-in-hand).


 

    

UTTER MADNESS. (2016) Searing road feature Maverick Tucson teacher summons all
the ingenuity and piloting skills she can muster to rescue a feisty terrorized overseas student
in a mad cross-border chase
or die in the trying.

Semifinalist
Filmmakers Int. Hollywood competition. Professional judge # 9106:
"Wonderful premise...strong characters... dialogue is another strong aspect of the script."
 


                  
THE MORNING AMTRAK.  (2015)  Poignant theatre. A woman in crisis
                   storms off an Amtrak, seeking peace on a lonely Arizona station,
only to lay
                   bare
painful secrets in the sizzling night. With morning comes hard choices
                   and
the morning Amtrak

              
 

            

DANCING IN SANTA FÉ  (2013) Pathos theatre set in a care home. 3 female leads.

Mum’s dementia opens up horrifying skeletons of warring daughter’s parentage. Will it end in
irreparable harm or something profound?

 
Produced @ The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter 
(rehearsed script-in-hand).

 

 
                  
THE COALMINER (2013) Forbidden love feature. Time-slip. Does time heal?

                   WE ALL GOT DINGS  (2014) Offbeat TV Series. Sitcom set in Laguna Beach.

                   MAGIC BOY  (2015) Heart-warming feature. Reverse mentor-drama.

                   PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short) Forbidden love ghost.

 
              


Advancement has come through Hollywood & UK competition submittals - seeking professional judges' analyses (author blind).