Pete Simpson bio

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                     California Odyssey...
                               With love Vanessa Pete took off for art colony Laguna Beach,  making it their home – raising 2 sons.
                               US executive management led to founding businesses & writing
best-selling business books (credits),
                               with novels as weekend projects (
earlier writing).

 

                     Flash forward to 5 years ago...
                               When he began to develop a portfolio of American & British spec scripts (plus a commissioned script):
                               7 feature films/TV pilots, 4 stage plays &
a published novel.

                     Credits - commissioned & spec...
                               Wedding Diary Publisher-commissioned screenplay adaptation from a novel.
                               Utter Madness Semi-finalist Hollywood Filmmakers International competition - (titled Lioness).
                               Lennie's World Produced @ Actors & Writers Club London (rehearsed script-in-hand).
                               Dancing in Santa Fé Produced @ Cygnet Theatre Exeter (rehearsed script-in-hand).
                               Girls without Parachutes Published thriller novel.

                     Advancement...
                               Has come through competition submittals – with professional judges' analysis (author blind).
                               Full-time writing, with competition submittals continue
(in development).
 
                     Voices...
                               Often American or British women leads – melding the dramatic with splashes of humour:
                             
 ° Action-adventure – heroes with painful truths, who muster the guts to defeat their hurt & villains.
                               ° Comedies – unlikely heroes trapped in the farcical side of life.
 
                     
The future...
                               Shortlisted in many competitions and a full-time scriptwriter, Pete's ready to take the next step.

                     Personal...
                               Pete & Vanessa split their lives between Orange County, CA & Britain.  T.S. Eliot... East Coker, V... 
                               Member of
 Actors & Writers London

                     Favourite TV comedies...
                               Cunk on Britain - written by Charlie Brooker, Ben Caudell, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris.
                               
Seinfeld – especially The Soup Nazi episode written by Spike Feresten.
                               Fawlty Towers – especially Basil the Rat episode written by John Cleese & Connie Booth.