Indigenous superhero script finds a champion!Feb 16, 2018 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting News Indigenous superhero, Kindred, Phil Parker screenwriter, screenwriter news, screenwriting, spec script, the third bomb
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 industry has chosen KINDRED to be among the three projects they will pitch to the biggest online SVOD platform in the world. With the success of recent TV and film projects like Cleverman and Black Panther, the timing is perfect for this thrilling story about the birth of an Indigenous superhero.
LOGLINE: A man who refuses to face his past is visited by his future daughter, with a desperate plea: confront his childhood tormentors, before they kill him and enslave the world.
“Kindred is imaginative, action-packed, and exciting sci-fi script… filled to the gills with obstacles and action, never letting the stakes or danger let up for even a moment… a thrilling story in a world with an interesting mythology and plot that doesn’t stop moving.” – Black List reader
“(Kindred is) fantastic, adventurous, and loads of fun as it takes readers across The Outback, introduces them to uncommonly featured peoples, and manages to tell a story of grand proportions… The action and conflict were absolutely awesome… The stakes were high, the energy was great, and the fights were thrilling to read.” – Screencraft.org reader
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Spec script THE THIRD BOMB at the European Film Market
This month BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson (FLYING MONSTERS, HANNIBAL, THE GOLDEN BOWL, SPACE RACE) takes screenwriter Phil Parker’s spec script THE THIRD BOMB to the European Film Market. Last year, Sias managed to open the doors to big production companies and agencies in his tireless efforts to package the project. The hunt is now on for the right director to helm this riveting, multi-award winning WWII action/adventure.
LOGLINE: When a by-the-book U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he’s forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander.
Article published in major screenwriting magazine
At the end of January, Phil was honored when Script Magazine published his article entitled “How to Avoid Endless Rewrites by Focusing on the Irony“. It provides over a dozen examples from famous films of how those screenwriters nailed their hero’s dilemma, thus turning their films into the kind that people want to watch over and over again.
Within a week, the article garnered over 170 social media shares on the Script Magazine website and was reposted by Facebook screenwriting groups. The article also proved useful in getting the attention of one producer looking to hire a screenwriter and another who has invited me to send her a query anytime. More news to come soon!