I’ve been working on some personal projects for a few years now and it feels like time to let them out in the world. I’m going to post them up here each week with a short description and let anyone download them, should they want to. It just feels like the right thing to do.
Here’s what’s I’m going to put out there:
The Simpsons Spec script – “HOMER’S DONUT ALLERGY”
This is a full episode spec that got me a job writing on an animated series. It’s really funny, and heavily influenced by a Bill Oakley treatment I found online. If you want to see how a Simpsons script is formatted, you’ll want to grab this.
Sci-fi Feature Script – “THE AUGMENTED GEOLOGIST”
H.G. Wells is a huge inspiration and this is my attempt at his take on nanotechnology, if that makes sense. It was a finalist in the PAGE Awards and was a Scriptshadow Amateur Screenplay way back when. (This is the re-write.) Would need a huge budget to realize, I’m talking $100 million plus… so that was a sensible decision.
Horror Feature Script – “BLUE HARVEST”
You may know that to maintain secrecy during the filming of Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm pretended to be making a horror movie called ‘Blue Harvest’. It always fascinated me, so I went and wrote the real script for a fake movie. The aim was to create an iconic villain in the vein of Freddy Krueger, but I pulled out most of the antagonist’s dialogue in a rewrite because it was unnecessary. Super quick read, probably comes in a little short. P.S. It’s really gross.
Animated Feature Script – “EXTRASOLAR”
I had an opportunity to show something to Rhythm & Hues (RIP) and I put the characters from my comic strip ‘Crashlander’ into a big sci-fi feature. It’s like a cross between Time Masters, The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars. Was told the main character was too passive, but I can’t see that at all. She’s kickass.
Sci-fi Thriller Feature Script – “ENTANGLEMENT”
Based on the theory (that I made up) that you can use entangled photons to send data backwards in time. What would happen if someone like Elon Musk got that working? It would be insane. This was super complicated to put together, but it makes sense on the page. Again, it would cost a fortune because of the big disaster set-piece at the end. This was also a PAGE Awards finalist.
Fan Edit Movie – “THE PHANTOM MENACE – FORCE SPEED EDITION”
Okay, I’m probably going to get sued for this one. I re-edited ‘Episode I’ down to a mere 72 minutes. This isn’t just a ‘remove Jar Jar’ exercise, there are granular changes, right down to new subtitles, new alien voices, the podrace as an unbroken sequence and the third act playing out in a different order. They say you can’t polish a turd, but I buffed it a little. I hope I don’t go to jail. We’ll see.
iPhone Game – “DROPSHIP SAGA”
And finally, something I’m working on right now. It’s a casual game in which you land tiny marines on a tiny planet and hopefully don’t get any of them killed by tiny aliens. It’s all pixel art, including an absolutely massive mothership which took ages. It has the same never-ending structure as Desert Golfing and will be free. I hope people like it!
This is all very exciting (for me anyway). If you end up checking anything out and have a comment or feedback, I’d love to hear it. Reach me on twitter or email.