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at RCPsych in Scotland.
February 2017 Meetings in London and Edinburgh in connection with three current projects, all still under wraps for now.
January - March 2017 Presentations on Anatomy of Malice to audiences in Glasgow and Edinburgh, following on from earlier talks in Stirling and Dundee. People seem interested.
about AFM appeared in Lucy Hay's Bang2Write website
of Anatomy of Malice went well at AFM.
While there I signed a deal on another project. Details to be announced early next year.
of champagne in order. Frightening LA prices meant there was only one.
Final preparations underway for my trip to AFM
next week, mainly to pitch my dramatisation of Anatomy of Malice
July 2016. Shrink Proof made the second cut (top 50) of Launch Pad, but alas not the third.
My TV drama pilot Shrink Proof made the first cut (top 75) of Launch Pad
, a major US writing competition.
I have just signed a deal for the rights to adapt this non-fiction book
, dramatising a new angle on the trials.
March 2016 Trip to LA, pitching projects including Shrink Proof.
My role is out on the transplant service's new website
Compass Murphy made the semifinal of the 2015 Adapted Screenplay competition
(see August) Shrink Proof has now made the final
. The prize: 12 weeks mentoring with a specialist based in LA.
My proposal for the pilot of a new TV medical series (title: Shrink Proof) made the semifinal of this US-based competition
The transplant unit where I work was featured in a two-part BBC TV documentary
In the latest project by 26
, the loose writer's collective, 26 writers were each assigned a station on the rail route from and a Nick Drake song. I was given Carlisle and "Fruit Tree."
is what I did with it, using some of the song lyrics, and some language from the Carlisle cursing stone.
(For those with him, Nick Drake was an English folk singer who died by suicide at 27, but whose work is now being rediscovered).
My script for At the Mercy of the Sea (see below) is development with a couple of the guys currently very busy on this (rather bigger!) project.
In March I gave a talk on transplant psychiatry in Oxford. I was then invited into a studio to deliver an impromptu version. It's now live
The video pitch logline for SHRINK PROOF is
Earlier this year I submitted my TV medical drama SHRINK PROOF to WILDsound Festival in Toronto. I recently learnt that it won their April competition, the reward for which is a live reading. Here
My script The Report: Tragedy at Bethnal Green won Best Historical Drama and Best Adaptation at Monaco Film Festival
. Thanks to UK air travel chaos I couldn't get there, but producer TJ Herbert
accepted on my behalf. The script has attracted serious interest from a major UK production company.
My script adapting The Report (see below) has been made Official Selection in the Screenplay Awards at Monaco Film Festival
(about balancing writing and the day job) was recently published in UK Writer, the house journal of the Writers' Guild of GB. just gone up on their website, for wider access.
Deal confirmed with Iron Box Films
to develop GLAZVOROV, my original historically set horror, as a feature film.
Great evening at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum last night. My historically set horror film GLAZVOROV was one of three scripts to have extracts given a staged rehearsed reading before a live audience, and then subject to incisive public notes by uber-eminent director John Madden
(of Shakespeare In Love
fame). The introductory music
, composed by Jim Sutherland
, was suitably foreboding and Russian.
Monaco International Film Festival has announced its programme. Compass Murphy
is in official selection for a screenwriting award (Best Adaptation)
October 2012 Through to quarterfinals of the Screenwriting Goldmine competition with two projects: The Dog Walker (crime thriller) and Talking Shop (pilot for a new TV medical drama series)
September 2012 Just heard that Compass Murphy has won "Best Adapted Screenplay at an International Film Festival. Can't say more until the official announcement is made.
My first book, Hunting Gumnor
, was published in 1999. It's now my first e-book
Trailer for TV pilot of Acting Raw
released via Youtube
August 2011 Just signed option contract for my next feature film screenplay. Two production companies and a director on board.
First production companies expressing interest in On the Water
May 2011Acting Raw
pilot shot and now in post-production, after much pitching at Cannes
Selected as one of two writers for the pilot of Acting RAW
Contract signed for On the Water.
Now to start implementing a strategy to get the
I've just confirmed a deal via the Dutch publisher,
adapt HMvan den Brink's novel On the Water
as a feature film.