Screenwriting

Writing sci-fi, horror, crime and dark comedy material for the screen has been my focus since graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. I’ve been lucky enough to win a few competitions and gain representation along the way.

I’m passionate about unexpected, timely and inclusive stories and currently work on my own and with regular co-writer Ella Roby across original and adaptation projects in different stages of development in Australia, the Netherlands and the UK.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In 2018 my horror/mystery TV pilot Small Town (written with 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.

I’m a regular collaborator with local filmmakers and have had several of my short scripts produced which have gone on to screen at film festivals in Australia and overseas. For more info check out my IMDB page here.

SCREENWRITIN’ ACCOLADES

“SMALL TOWN” 

One Hour TV Drama Pilot (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”

TV – Anthology Half Hour Episode

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

RUNNER UP – A Night of Horror International Film Festival

INDUCTEE –  AWG Pathways Program

TOP 3 FINALIST – Monte Miler Award Short Form AWGIE Awards

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“THE DEAD ENDS”

Feature film

Thriller/DarkComedy

Logline: After a late-night prank in a rural town goes horribly wrong, a group of inner-city musicians find themselves locked in the back of a truck manned by a reluctant drug mule as a bushfire closes in around the highway.

RUNNER UP – The John Milius Screenwriting Award

FINALIST –  Byron Bay International Film Festival

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For screenwriting enquiries please contact:

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