Screenwriting

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In 2018 my horror/mystery TV pilot Small Town (with co-writer Ella Roby) was selected for development funding through Scripted Ink, Shane Brennan’s screenwriting initiative based in Australia.

Also in 2018, I was selected alongside Chris Burke, Peter Matessi, Jessica Paine and Ella Roby to travel to Los Angeles to attend the Charlie’s Lab Pilot Program a joint initiative between Australians in Film, Scripted Ink and AWG Pathways.

Led by industry professionals, the course included intimate talks and conversations with some of LA’s most interesting insiders, creatives and executives who are part of the working machine that is Hollywood.

My short horror/adventure film screenplay Fingers was inducted into the Australian Writer’s Guild’s Pathways Showcase Program in 2016. I was made part of their My Slate initiative in 2019,  designed for screenwriters who have had more than one project accepted into the program.

Now represented by The Fleming Agency, I’m developing TV and film projects on my own and with co-writer Ella Roby for the Australian and international market.

I’m a regular collaborator with local filmmakers and have had several of my short scripts produced, ranging from black comedy to dystopian sci-fi, including A Real Buzz (2015, starring Greta Lee Jackson), Moving On (2016, directed by Hamza Ahmad), Keep Rolling (2018, co-directed with Mikey Hamer), Transfer (2019, directed by Peter Skinner) and Unravelled (2019, directed by Christopher Cosgrove) which have gone on to screen at film festivals in Australia and overseas.

 

SCREENWRITING ACCOLADES

“SMALL TOWN” 

One Hour TV Drama (with Ella Roby)

Horror/Mystery

Now in development with Scripted Ink.

Logline: A troubled police officer’s investigation into a possible murder brings a sinister underground society to the streets of a mountain-side town, threatening to unleash a powerful new drug that offers users the chance to experience life as children.

WINNER –  Shore Scripts TV Pilot Competition

WINNER –  WeScreenplay Television Competition 

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“FINGERS”

Short Screenplay/TV Anthology Half Hour

Adventure/Horror

Logline: Spurred on by a tall story from his deadbeat Uncle, eight-year-old Tom takes it upon himself to confront a local legend and make a terrifying sacrifice for his family.

WINNER – Eat Crow Horror Screenwriting Contest Seattle

WINNER – “The Outside The Box Award” Genre Blast Festival

WINNER –  “Best Short Screenplay” Manchester Screenplays and Shorts

FIRST RUNNER UP – A Night of Horror International Film Festival

TOP 13 FINALIST  – The Film Empire Horror Screenwriting Contest

INDUCTEE –  AWG Pathways Program

TOP 3 FINALIST – Monte Miler Award Short Form AWGIE Awards

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“THE TWENTY-SEVENTH”

Short Screenplay

Sci-fi/Drama

Logline: A troubled celebrity-turned-outlaw and an ambitious journalist lock horns in a secret, late-night interview with unexpected consequences for Earth.

FINALIST – Film Quest 

FINALIST – HollyShorts

FINALIST – Fantastic Planet: Sydney Sci-Fi Festival

HONOURABLE MENTION – New York International Screenwriting Awards

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“MOVING ON”

Short Screenplay

Supernatural/Comedy

Logline: Struggling with a recent break-up, a young, lonely professional moves into a new apartment and becomes involved in strange exchange when the former tenant adds them on social media.

WINNER – Harrisburg Hershey Short Script Competition

WINNER – Best Short Screenplay Firereel Film Festival

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“RED COATS”

Short Screenplay

Horror/Comedy

Logline: A disastrous accident sees a pioneering scientist and his squabbling interns trapped in a secret laboratory on the day of a make or break presentation for a new investor.

FINALIST – Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

FINALIST  – A Night Of Horror Film Festival

 

For screenwriting enquiries please contact:

Kathryn Fleming
The Fleming Agency
kathryn@theflemingagency.com.au
+61 2 8353 0595