Pete Simpson body of work

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Completed Scripts

action adventure

STORM COMING
  (2018)
Female lead provocative action adventure feature film.

When America unknowingly faces one of the most terrifying stealth threats, only a disgraced CIA
outcast is on the trail. Definitely not your stereotypical female lead.
 
CIA asleep at the switch; a famous railway line; government sleaze; love interest.
crime/mystery – TV series

GRIT
(2018)  Crime/mystery retro police procedural TV series set in 1959 Britain. Pilot: Golden Arrowe

F
or fans of old pulp crime/mysteries. Rebel aristocrat breaks into detection with her hilarious sidekick.

    BlueCat Hollywood competition. Judge #8107 comments: "Anything but cookie-cutter. A fun, vivid story...
    high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling... fast pace... Characters are distinct."
    2018 Fresh Voices Hollywood comp. Judge’s scorecard (A to D): "A for Premise, Marketability, Castability."
   
2018 Rocliffe/BAFTA comp judge  "...interesting, original premise... strong dialogue... interesting characters.

 
dark comedy - theatre


LENNIE'S WORLD
(2017) Theatre Clash of worlds comedy.

A wild night; hilarious lab; Cambridge scientists in pain – under the gun from US bosses. Comes a northern hero in disguise – a waggish lab cleaner who sees the world differently.  Is Lennie their saviour?

                       What goes on when no one's looking?

road thriller feature film

UTTER MADNESS
 (2016) Feature film - Action-adventure international road thriller.

Maverick Tucson teacher summons all the guts and kick-ass piloting ingenuity 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 comp (Lioness). Judge # 9106 comments: "Wonderful premise...
     strong characters... dialogue is
another strong aspect of the script."
publisher commissioned adaptation to screenplay

THE WEDDING DIARY
 (2014)   Publisher-commissioned rom-com adaptation.

Adaptation of Margaret James's best selling 17th novel.  Where's a fairy godmother when you need one?
Can a jilted bride keep her fairytale wedding alive by searching for replacement groom.

        Adaptation of Margaret James’s best-selling 17th novel
.
fork in road - theatre
MORNING AMTRAK
 (2015)  Theatre - Fork in the road drama set on a bleak Arizona station & Hogan.

A woman in crisis storms off an Amtrak
seeking refuge on a lonely Arizona station - only to encounter an
ensemble of life's cast offs & former lover. In the sizzling night, painful secrets explode. With morning comes
hard choices.
drama – theatre

DANCING IN SANTA F
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  (2013) Theatre drama set in a residential care home.

Mum’s dementia opens up horrifying skeletons of warring daughter’s parentage. Will it end in
irreparable harm or something profound?
        Rehearsed reading at The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter.
other dramas/comedies

THE COALMINER
 (2013) Feature film Time-slip forbidden love redemption, set in Sheffield.

WE ALL GOT DINGS  (2014) TV Pilot Offbeat family Sitcom set in Laguna Beach, California.

MAGIC BOY  (2015) Feature film Heart-warming reverse mentor-drama set in London.

PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short) Forbidden love ghost story set on Dartmoor.