|Pete Simpson bio|
Born Sheffield, Yorkshire into a family of women. A childhood affinity for pretend, writing,
art, spoof inspired storytelling. Yet a diverse career beckoned in Laguna Beach California.
With love Vanessa & newly minted PhD we took off for art colony Laguna, making
it our home - raising 2 sons. US executive travel led to founding businesses & writing
best-selling business books (credits), with novels as weekend projects (earlier writing).
Flash forward to 5 years ago...
When the scriptwriting bug bit... 4 feature films, 2 TV pilots, 4 stage plays, were created -
plus novel. Movies/Plays I'd pay to see, hopefully resonating with mainstream. A 3rd
thriller Stealth War is in final development. High-stakes US high concept movie.
Credits - commissioned & spec...
Wedding Diary Publisher-commissioned screenplay adaptation.
Utter Madness Semi-finalist Hollywood Filmmakers Int. competition - (titled Lioness).
Everyone loves Lennie Rehearsed reading at Actors & Writers London
Dancing in Santa Fé Rehearsed reading at Cygnet Theatre Exeter
Girls without Parachutes Published novel.
Voices (US & UK)...
Thrillers - heroes with painful truths, who muster the guts to defeat their hurt & villains.
Comedies - unlikely heroes trapped in the farcical side of life.
Often self-defined women leads.
T.S. Eliot poem... East Coker. V.
We now split our lives between Orange County, CA & Britain. Member of Actors & Writers London.
Seinfeld - especially The Soup Nazi episode written by Spike Feresten.
Fawlty Towers - especially Basil the Rat episode written by John Cleese & Connie Booth.