Pete Simpson body of work

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Advanced-level spec scripts (one commissioned)

(the new feature thriller Strike Fear is in development)


road thriller feature film

UTTER MADNESS
 (2016) 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 (titled Lioness) "Wonderful premise...
       strong characters... the dialogue is
another strong aspect of the script."
dark comedy - theatre

  stuffy meets wag


BREXIT LAB WARS
(2017) Clash of worlds comedy.

A wild night; hilarious lab; Cambridge nerds in pain. A sex-bomb lab administrator and witty lab cleaner bantering with badly behaved scientists - under the gun from US bosses & Brexit doom.
 
As lovable Lennie presses issues of real vs unreal worlds; lost out vs intelligentsia; skint north vs southern comfort, how will it end? Could he be their saviour? 
 Produced at Actors & Writers Studio London.

fresh, rowdy, modern, engaging

crime/mystery – TV series

CLASS & SASS
Golden Arrow (2017)  Retro police procedural TV series crime suspense with humour.

Rebel aristocrat breaks into detection with her hilarious sidekick. Plus 6 follow-on episode storylines.
(also developed as a feature)

       "
Anything but cookie-cutter. A fun, vivid story... high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling... "
       more >
  (2016 BlueCat Hollywood competition professional judges)
coming of age - theatre
MORNING AMTRAK
 (2015)  Coming of age drama set on a bleak Arizona station & Navajo 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 approach of the
morning Amtrak will they continue defenses & coping mechanisms - or reach for painful expiation?
thriller novel
Amazon 4.7


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

When their doting father's murdered, his lazy daughters fall into a deadly world of lies, murder,
terrorism, bankruptcy & software secrets. Are they doomed or made of sterner stuff?

        Published 2016
Amazon paperback & kindle.    sample the first three chapters
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
.
drama – theatre

DANCING IN SANTA FÉ  (2013) Drama set in a residential care home.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                 STRIKE FEAR  (2017) New thriller feature in development.