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Indigenous Australian sci-fi script finished. Client stoked!

Mar 9, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting News , , , , , , ,


They say at least 90% of your career as a screenwriter will be spent rewriting other people’s scripts. It can be a major challenge, especially when the amount of work to be done is huge and the deadline is near impossible. Working on this indigenous sci-fi screenplay was an absolute blast, but for screenwriters eager for gigs, that won’t always be a given.

So how do you find the inspiration to work like a dog on an idea that’s not your own?

  1. Find your own angle on the story that will help you fall in love with it.
  2. Foster a great working relationship with your client
  3. Lots of caffeine.

indigenous sci-fi Kindred screenwriter Phil ParkerThe last six weeks have been a screenwriting sprintathon for me as I raced to complete a big concept overhaul on this indigenous sci-fi adventure called ‘Kindred’, set in the Australian outback. I’m proud to say that the draft was delivered on time and the client was thrilled with the results:

“Once again, Phil proved himself an Olympic script athlete, going the extra mile and running it in sub-ridiculous-deadline. If there were a medal for every time he finished a section victorious, his cabinet would be full. And he certainly smashed every record I know for problem-solving on the fly. If you have a script, and it needs reworking, get Phil – and put him in the fast lane.” – Josh Bryer, Director (Red Centre Films)

The story of Kindred was inspired by a short film,  originally written and produced by Josh, which was honored as an Official Selection at several film festivals, including the Boston, Melbourne Underground and Australian Sci-Fi Film Festivals. It then went on to receive world-wide distribution via Proven Entertainment.


This feature-length version of Kindred centers around the story of an Indigenous writing sample kindred screenplay Aussie sci-fi scriptAustralian man who is abducted by aliens and told he possesses undiscovered powers that can help save humanity from impending doom.


If you like what you’ve read, we could really use your help to find interested producers, directors, agents or managers. Feel free to use the social media links below to spread the word. Remember, sharing is sexy! 😉

Many thanks!

And if you’re in need of a script doctor to help you with a screenplay rewrite, contact Phil.

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Phil Parker

Phil Parker is one of ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch. He's been hired for writing assignments by producers and directors in Australia, the UK, India, and the UAE. His WWII script THE THIRD BOMB is being packaged by a BAFTA-winning producer in London. And CATSAWAY, the animated feature he was hired to develop, is now in production. Phil is also a sought-after script consultant with clients around the world.

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