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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘Gold’ (2016)

Feb 21, 2017 Phil Parker 2 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , ,

Screenwriters – Make your hero earn it. Before I left for the cinema I checked Rotten Tomatoes. They had ‘Gold’ rated at 41% critics/ 51% fans. Normally, that’s a pretty good sign to avoid a film, but I’m a fan of some of those reality TV shows about gold mining,…

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

Feb 7, 2017 Phil Parker 2 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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WWII story ‘The Third Bomb’ secures BAFTA-winning producer.

Nov 8, 2016 Phil Parker 4 Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Phil Parker’s multi-award winning WWII story The Third Bomb has now been optioned by BAFTA-winner Sias Wilson, known for Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (documentary), Hannibal (TV movie), The Golden Bowl (film), Space Race (TV mini-series) and many others. Sias’s experience as a producer, director and writer working with other BAFTA and…

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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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Screenwriter Phil Parker hired again!

Sep 28, 2016 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Job complete. Client thrilled. Hired again! That’s the kind of news I love to hear! Recently, the award-winning filmmakers at Tent Picture Productions contracted me to write a comprehensive treatment/ outline for their animated feature film, ‘A Street Cat Named Anbar’. With only minimal character outlines and a basic concept…

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Black List Praises Indigenous Sci-Fi ‘Kindred’

Jun 10, 2016 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Great feedback continues to roll in for our Indigenous sci-fi feature-length screenplay, ‘Kindred’! The prestigious (and notoriously hard to please) film industry website, The Black List, had this to say: “Kindred is imaginative, action-packed, and exciting… filled to the gills with obstacles and action, never letting the stakes or danger let…

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Indigenous Sci-Fi script ‘Kindred’ Earns High Praise

Jun 4, 2016 Phil Parker 1 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , , , ,

Off the back of his multi-award winning screenplay, ‘The Third Bomb‘, screenwriter Phil Parker was hired to write ‘Kindred‘ – an action/ sci-fi story by director Josh Bryer. Set in the Australian Outback – and with Indigenous Australians in lead roles – Kindred is a rollicking adventure in the vein…

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