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Building your story from the ground up

Need to hire a professional screenwriter?

Maybe you have the rights to a book, an article or someone’s life story that you want to turn into a screenplay. Or maybe you just have an idea that you think would make a great movie. Whatever your starting place is, the key to ending up with a great script, is planning.

Before a screenwriter commits to typing page one of your script, they need to drill down and discover the most important thing of all:

  • what is the beating heart of your story. In other words, what will make an audience care about the characters and the journey they go on.

Once identified, the screenwriter can then start planning the structure of the screenplay:

  • character outlines
  • plot outlines/ treatments
  • and beat sheets.

Whatever the combination of tools the screenwriter uses, the ultimate goal is to have a well-thought out first draft so that the project doesn’t get bogged down in endless rewrites.

Phil’s written several screenplays and script outlines for directors and production companies. He specializes in creating beat sheets for his projects that help identify scene/ story arcs and goals. He’s available on a work-for-hire basis as sole screenwriter, or as a collaborator.

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A great screenwriter!

"My story ‘Kindred’ is now a unique, fun and powerful screenplay because Phil challenges your story to be the most potent it can be. He really knows structure and how to write with economy, flair and versatility. He's so good KINDRED got to the SEMIFINALS of the prestigious BlueCat Screenplay Competition (top 2.2% of 3272 entries) and is being considered by Netflix!! Your script will be in great hands!"

Josh Bryer, Red Centre Films


Josh Bryer, Red Centre Films

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Sias Wilson BAFTA-winner contact Phil Parker screenwriter

A pleasure to work with!

“Phil’s script writing is original and inventive. He’s a natural! That's why I optioned his script. His energy and drive also makes our working relationship a pleasure. We've opened some big doors, gotten people interested and are packaging The Third Bomb now!”

Sias Wilson, Producer (BAFTA-winner)


Sias Wilson, Producer (BAFTA-winner)

Sias Wilson BAFTA-winner contact Phil Parker screenwriter

Phil's Clients include...

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director production company

Beyond thrilled with screenwriter Phil!

"Written, sealed, and delivered. I am beyond thrilled and grateful to work with screenwriter Phil Parker on my animation feature project "Catsaway". A special shout out to him for helping shepherd me through the maze of perfecting the story during the development phase. Way to go!"

Fadel AlMehiri, Director (Tent Pictures Productions)


Fadel AlMehiri, Director (Tent Pictures Productions)

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karel segers story department

No hesitation in recommending Phil!

“Directors and production companies from around the world are hiring screenwriter Phil Parker! And rightly so. His ability to turn a good idea into a great screenplay is a talent anyone would want for their project.”

Karel Segers, Story Analyst (The Story Dept.)


Karel Segers, Story Analyst (The Story Dept.)

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Screenwriting Services

Outlines & Treatments

Script treatments and screenplay outlines are useful tools for producers and directors. Get one written for you.

Script Doctor

If you've already got a script, get the help you need from a professional script doctor to make your next draft a polished one.

Script Coverage & Notes

Phil has evaluated screenplays for Hallmark, Cinergi, Roland Joffe and many private clients. Choose from a variety of affordable feedback options.

Explainer Videos & Promos

Explainer videos and promos require a specialized form of storytelling. Phil will write scripts for you that compel and entertain audiences.


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Phil's Screenwriting News

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    16 February 2018. By Phil Parker
    Indigenous superhero script finds a champion!

    Client’s Indigenous superhero project championed by VFX house Last year, Phil was hired by Josh Bryer at Red Centre Films to rewrite his Indigenous superhero, sci-fi script KINDRED. Josh was thrilled with the end result and it appears others have taken notice, too. A significant player in the Australian VFX…

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    09 November 2017. By Phil Parker
    Phil on the ISA Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List!

    ISA Spotlights Top Screenwriters Screenwriter Phil Parker has been honored by the International Screenwriter’s Association with his inclusion on the ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018 List this week. Chosen from their 10,000+ members, the list includes screenwriters who have had films produced, been hired by production companies, won…

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