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CATSAWAY movie project WOWS at Abu Dhabi festival

May 13, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , ,

CATSAWAY creates a buzz in the UAE Last year director Fadel AlMehiri at Tent Pictures Productions hired me to develop an idea for his animated feature film concept – the CATSAWAY movie project. He was thrilled with the result: “My concept for the Catsaway movie is now a perfectly constructed and very […]

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017) – #MOVIETRAILER

May 10, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Movie Trailers, Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting News , , , ,

War For the Planet of the Apes Does a good movie trailer usually mean it’s a good movie? Watching this trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes got me thinking about the correlation between the quality of a trailer and the quality of a movie. As a screenwriter, who […]

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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: Casablanca (1942)

Apr 14, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , ,

CASABLANCA: WHAT I LEARNED THS TIME Last week, at my local cinema, I had the privilege of seeing a digital restoration of the classic film Casablanca. I’ve seen it a million times, but this was my first time seeing it in a theater. It was just as awesome as you’d […]

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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘Catsaway’ (Animated adventure)

Feb 23, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Writing Samples , , , , ,

Tent Pictures Productions hired me to write a 30-page outline for their animated feature film ‘Catsaway’. Below is an intriguing 2-page outline of the opening 15 pages of the screenplay.

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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘Kindred’ (Aussie sci-fi/ adventure)

Feb 17, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting, Writing Samples , , , , , , ,

  The following screenplay sample is taken from an Aussie sci-fi adventure I was hired to write by Red Centre Films. They were so pleased by the work I did on the previous draft, that when they decided to tweak the concept, they hired me again! “Kindred is fantastic, adventurous, […]

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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘The Third Bomb’ (WWII action/ adventure)

Feb 7, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting, Writing Samples , , , , , , , , ,

SPEC SCRIPT TELLS OF A THIRD ATOMIC BOMB IN WWII Below is a thrilling 5-page action opener from The Third Bomb, screenwriter Phil Parker’s multi-award winning spec script. The Third Bomb is currently under option with BAFTA-winner Sias Wilson, known for Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (documentary), Hannibal (TV movie), […]

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Hero’s Journey: The Treasure of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Nov 6, 2016 Phil Parker 0 Films, Screenwriting, Writing , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this ongoing series, I give a basic breakdown of a film plot, as seen through the eyes of a screenwriter, and its use (conscious, or not) of a classic story structure that has its roots in the myths of ancient times. By seeing how different physical and emotional plot points […]

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Big Break Competition Update!

Oct 18, 2016 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , ,

21-11-16 UPDATE: The Third Bomb beat out thousands of other scripts to make it to the semifinals. One of the world’s top 10 screenwriting competitions – Final Draft’s Big Break Contest – announced its quarterfinalists earlier this month and my WWII action/ adventure script ‘The Third Bomb’ made the list! Very […]

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