New Scripts, Pete Simpson

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Completed Scripts

            STORM COMING  (2018) Let slip the dogs of war. Taut action-adventure feature.
                      
Rebel CIA outcast summons all the kick-ass guts she can muster to uncover terrifying stealth
                       secrets in America – or die in the trying with CIA asleep at the switch.
            EVERYONE LOVES LENNIE  (2017) It’s a hilarious night in the Cambridge
                     
 lab as 3 badly behaved scientists let rip with personality spats, egos, fears,
                     
 trying to sex-up a weak research report for Brexit-twitchy US bosses.

                       Comes waggish Sheffield lab cleaner LENNIE, ratcheting it into deeper
                     
 life issues. It's not what they want to hear until roles begin to change.
                       Produced @ Actors & Writers Club London.
            THE WEDDING DIARY  Fizzy rom com feature.
                       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)  Upbeat retro police procedural TV series.
                       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."
            UTTER MADNESS  (2016) Action-adventure 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."
            MORNING AMTRAK  (2015)  Poignant theatre.
                       A woman in crisis storms off an Amtrak, seeking solace 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. 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, set in Yorkshire. Can time ever truly heal?
            WE ALL GOT DINGS  (2014) Off the wall TV sitcom series. Set in Laguna Beach, California.
            MAGIC BOY  (2015) Heart-warming feature. Reverse-mentor drama of a secret dream, set in London.
            PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short) Forbidden love ghost story set on Dartmoor, Devon.

                       Script advancement has come through Hollywood & UK competition submittals
                     
 with professional judges' analyses (author blind).

            GIRLS WITHOUT PARACHUTES (Published 2016) Debut Novel. Thriller set in Laguna Beach.