Script Library

A new feature on the new website – a library of some of the screenplays I have most enjoyed reading over the last few years.  I hope you will enjoy these – for the most part so far unproduced – scripts as much as I did.

The purpose of this script library is primarily to educate and inspire – to illustrate how dramatic writing can work at its best, to inspire your own writing and to give you some examples of brilliant screenwriting – whether that’s about story, character, dialogue – or even just more fundamental but important aspects of how best to present your screenplay on the page.

I must stress – these screenplays are here for you to read and enjoy – but it is illegal to copy and distribute these scripts. If you have any further interest in any of these scripts or would like to know more, please email me – Philip.shelley@script-consultant.co.uk

I will be regularly adding to this script database so please keep checking back for new additions. Enjoy!

Please note that all scripts included here are fully protected by copyright.
All scripts are available only for private, personal use and not for any other form of wider distribution.

Any enquiries concerning the rights for professional or amateur stage production, broadcasting, readings etc should be made to philip.shelley@script-consultant.co.uk, who can put you in touch with the writers/literary agents concerned.

Scripts reflect the time at which they were written and may include language, content or characters which you find offensive.

The Scripts

Dreamers – GEMMA BRANDLER

The Ballymuck Tumblers – PADDY CAMPBELL

Boomerangs – SONYA DESAI

The Davieses – PHIL HAMER

I, Maurice – BRIAN LYNCH

Prepped – BRIAN LYNCH

Laurie & George – REGINA MORIARTY

The Women In My Office – CHLOE MYERSON 

Life According To Me – LAURENCE TRATALOS

Dan After Life – ADAM USDEN

Tinder Box – ASHLEIGH WEIR

Family Man – MATTHEW BARDSLEY

Reciprocal – ED CONNOLE

The Living Dead – ED CONNOLE

Chosen – DAVE FLOREZ

The Next World – ADAM GARD

Bhai – ALI ZAIDI

Missing Chapters – SONYA DESAI

His Own Devices – PHIL HAMER

An Austrian Holiday – ANN HAWKER

The Auctioneer – JAMES HEY

Bad Manners – JAMES HODSON

Tuff 2 Luv – REGINA MORIARTY

Diminuendo – NATHANIEL PRICE

Gift – CATHERINE MILNE

The Water Flea – FELIX LEVINSON

Kettling – FELIX LEVINSON

Once upon a Time in West London – JAMES FRITZ

COMEDY & DRAMA

A romantic comedy exploring the differences between expectations and reality, set against the backdrop of medical trials carried out in a sleep clinic.

Gemma Brandler is MGM’s Vice President for Development & Production and previously held roles at BBC Studios, Channel 4, and Sky. She is currently writing on two greenlit series, and has been shortlisted for 4Screenwriting, the C21 Drama Awards, and Channel 4’s Random Acts, as well as nominated for Best New Script at Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards.

by Paddy Campbell

A darkly comic drama set in South Armagh in the early 1990s.

Paddy is a Northern Irish writer currently developing original projects for TV and film. For enquiries please contact Kara Fitzpatrick – kara@dbltd.co.uk

by Sonya Desai

TV comedy drama pilot about a group of 40-somethings who go boomeranging back to their flat-sharing days. 

Sonya is an alumna of the Channel 4 screenwriting course. She has developed projects with Cosmopolitan Pictures, Hat Trick & Bryncoed Productions and has worked in various writers rooms including The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters and Delicious. She is represented by Tanya Tillett at The Agency.

by Phil Hamer

Animated comedy pilot, middle-age descends on Ieuan and Morfydd Davies as they attempt to sustain their marriage, identities and unconventional family.

Phil is a new screenwriter from South Wales, focusing on comedy drama. I like to explore how local communities become a lifeline to those suffering loss of identity and economic hardship in areas forgotten by Government.

by Brian Lynch

A mild-mannered man has a near-death experience and is reborn with the soul of Julius Caesar. 

by Brian Lynch

A group of survivalists prepare for the collapse of civilisation. And they’re right – disaster is coming, just not in the way they expect. 

Brian Lynch has written for film and TV across multiple genres including drama, comedy, kids.  He is co-founder of the digital publisher, Inkubator Books. 

by Regina Moriarty
by Chloe Myerson

Five very different women working in South London’s most boring admin office are thrown into chaos when a series of pranks and coincidences leads to an unexplained death and a bag of cash to hide.

Chloë is a TV and theatre writer represented by The Agency. She has developed shows for Wall to Wall, Hat Trick, Roughcut TV and Caryn Mandabach Productions. She is also the co-founder of Monkhead Film & Theatre.

by Laurence Tratalos

After lying about having cancer to avoid bullies, a teenage girl finds herself in the spotlight, and as the lies add up and the school throws their support behind her, how long will it be before someone finds out the truth?

Laurence Tratalos was one of the winners of the BBC Writersroom ‘Comedy Room’ competition in 2016 and was selected for the mentee scheme as part of the Channel 4 Screenwriting course in 2020. He is developing projects for film and TV, and has recently written two shorts that have been selected for BAFTA qualifying festivals. He is represented by Independent Talent.

by Adam Usden

When Dan dies and gets to heaven, he is shocked to discover his late father isn’t there. And so with the help of his teenage weed dealer, he sets out to find out why…

Adam Usden is an award-winning writer for TV and radio. He was Lead Writer on young teen drama series ZERO CHILL (Lime/Netflix) and is currently writing the finale of WOLFE S2 (Abbotvision/Sky).

by Ashleigh Weir
Two complete strangers are forced into lockdown together after a one-night stand.
 
Ash is a writer and actor who was president of the Cambridge Footlights and mentee on the Channel screenwriting course 2021 shadow scheme. 
 

DRAMA

by Matthew Bardsley
A group of new fathers bond over the pleasures and pain of parenting and its impact on their lives.
 
Matthew is a very experienced TV dramatist with many on-screen credits. He is represented by St John Donald at United Agents.
 
by Ed Connole

Desperate for money, Nadia agrees to transport a bag from one city to another, unaware that if it goes wrong her children are the collateral.

Ed Connole: A graduate from Liverpool John Moores University with an MA in screenwriting, Ed has been a finalist in BBC Writersroom Comedy, BBC Writersroom Drama and Channel 4’s Screenwriting Course. He has also had plays produced at the Park Theatre London and at the Arundel Arts Festival, winning the Best Play award.

 
by Ed Connole

Esther wants to avenge her son; Mia wants to save her husband. If one succeeds, the other fails.

Ed Connole: A graduate from Liverpool John Moores University with an MA in screenwriting, Ed has been a finalist in BBC Writersroom Comedy, BBC Writersroom Drama and Channel 4’s Screenwriting Course. He has also had plays produced at the Park Theatre London and at the Arundel Arts Festival, winning the Best Play award.

by Dave Florez

When Avi loses his faith and leaves the Hasidic community, the shockwaves tear his family apart.

Dave has been commissioned by Tiger Aspect, optioned by Hat Trick, and is part of the BBC New Talent Hotlist. His film adaptation of his stage play Experience (Hampstead) is slated to shoot next year.

by Adam Gard

Post-apocalyptic TV pilot following two women as they struggle to survive in a world decimated by a deadly virus.

Adam Gard is a screenwriter from Exeter. In 2017, The Next World won him a spot on Channel 4’s 4Screenwriting course.

By Ali Zaidi

‘Bhai’- Urdu translation for Brother, or Brothers. 

Muz is a devout Muslim and once an up-and-coming surgeon now living a sedentary life as a GP in his hometown of Wembley. When his estranged, drug-dealing little brother, Adil, is framed for a crime he did not commit Muz is forced to help him the only he knows how – by becoming a Street Doctor for Adil’s boss and the local drug lord, Anwar, to buy his freedom. ‘Bhai’ is a dark drama with elements of comedy that questions the ideas of morality and family- and how much someone is willing to sacrifice to protect them. 

Ali Zaidi is a British-Asian writer. His aim is to tell stories that heal, that shine a mirror and a light into our deeper selves, through honest, heart-led, often comedic and often dramatic storytelling. 

SINGLE FILMS

by Sonya Desai

Mid-life crisis comedy drama film script, PAGE Awards winner. 

Sonya is an alumna of the Channel 4 screenwriting course. She has developed projects with Cosmopolitan Pictures, Hat Trick & Bryncoed Productions and has worked in various writers rooms including The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters and Delicious. She is represented by Tanya Tillett at The Agency.

by Phil Hamer

TV drama set in Pontypridd. Gareth battles against isolation, job loss and family woe during lockdown.

New screenwriter from South Wales, focusing on comedy drama. I like to explore how local communities become a lifeline to those suffering loss of identity and economic hardship in areas forgotten by Government.

by Ann Hawker

A road movie in which a woman with Alzheimer’s and her daughter embark on a journey through the Alps to an assisted suicide clinic, but the daughter doesn’t want to let her mother go.

Ann Hawker is a writer, director and documentary maker.   She has been a competition winner and finalist in The Writer’s Lab, The Red Planet Prize and Edinburgh Festival New Voices competition and has both TV and feature scripts in development. 

by James Hey

A policeman’s double life as a people trafficker catches up with him.

James’s feature script ‘Dirty Little Lies’ is due to be filmed in early 2022 and a second feature ‘The Veil’ is currently in development.  He has written several episodes of the BBC drama ‘Doctors’

by James Hodson

A polite but downtrodden Londoner finally snaps under the weight of urban bad manners and goes on a killing spree that proves personally cathartic. A full-length dark comedy feature.

James is an award-winning advertising writer responsible for many of the country’s least-loved campaigns. He’s originally from South Wales, but now lives in South London, and can almost guarantee he hasn’t killed anyone yet.

by Regina Moriarty

Tender-hearted addict Shane finds himself caring for two gobby but vulnerable kids after their mum goes AWOL – but being a ‘parent’ causes the long-buried heartache of Shane’s own childhood to resurface until, emboldened by his temporary family, he revisits his past and makes a discovery changes everything.

Regina Moriarty is a graduate of the NFTS MA screenwriting course. She was on the 2013 C4 screenwriting course and was selected for C4’s Coming Up strand resulting in her first broadcast credit, half-hour drama ‘Sammy’s War’. In 2014 factual drama Murdered by My Boyfriend f(BBC3/BBC1) was awarded Best Single Drama by the RTS and nominated for a BAFTA in the same category. Current projects include an original six part TV drama The Light in the Hall  (Channel 4, S4C, Sundance Channel) in production, and development projects with Potboiler Films and director Gurinder Chadha; VAL-TV and Hartswood Productions. Regina is represented by Mark Casarotto at Casarotto Ramsay.

by Nathaniel Price

A gifted yet emotionally stunted piano virtuoso struggles to deal with a crisis of identity and his advancing deafness. Spiralling into silent despair, he discovers it’s only by becoming deaf that he’s finally able to ‘hear’ his own music.

Nathaniel is a graduate of the NFTS MA screenwriting course and the Channel 4 screenwriting course. He has written for the acclaimed BBC1 drama Noughts & Crosses (Mammoth Screen/BBC) and episodes on Tin Star II & III (Kudos/Gaumont/Sky).  The Offenders II, the Stephen Merchant/BBC 1 series. He has a number of projects in development.

by Catherine Milne

A refugee mother and daughter fall in love with life in London, until one of them has to make the ultimate sacrifice for the other to stay.

Catherine started out making television documentaries and then went on to work as crime doyenne Lynda La Plante’s Head of Research at La Plante Productions. She then worked in drama development at the BBC, Working Title Films, Shed Media and Daybreak Pictures.  She is currently working on an original television series idea, Healer, about the power of belief, with Fulwell 73 and CBS in LA.  

Catherine’s stage work includes ‘The Grenade’ and ‘Taxi Tales – A Bag for Life’, which was produced by Tamasha Theatre Company at Stockton Arts Centre.

STAGE PLAYS

by Felix Levinson

A play about sex and asexuality. Sal’s husband Pete seems to have gone off sex recently — or was he never really interested in it at all?

Felix worked in film production and then as assistant to the executives at the BFI Film Fund. He is now a short film maker and writer.

by Felix Levinson

A play set around the time of the St Paul Occupy movement. Young protestor Max is prepared to go to any lengths to kickstart the revolution.

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