Participants > Hall Jonathan

Country: United Kingdom

DUTY FREE (2003) (Writer)

Contact details

jonathanhall@blueyonder.co.uk



TV: 2002/03 - BBC TV’s Doctors, daytime medical drama series. Two episodes. SCREENPLAYS: 2002 - The Nursery, a romantic comedy thriller. A severed thumb in a tray of tulips that keep changing colour leads Charlie and Maud to a Biotech company in Amsterdam. Accepted on the MATCH II program organised by the London Screenwriters Workshop and New Producers’ Alliance. 2001 - Duty Free, a romantic comedy. Adam protects his traditional island smuggling cooperative off the Essex coast from Customs and Excise - in the form of investigator Millie Bennett - by organising the surly locals into a commune. Shortlisted for Moonstone’s winter Screenwriting Lab. Buttered Side Up (treatment), a reworking of The Butterfly Effect (see below). Shortlisted in the Mirage Intermedia Contemporary Urban Comedy competition and selected for development (and awarded a scholarship) on the North by Northwest ‘classics’ programme 2002. Graveyard Club, an adaption of my own novel (see below). 2000 - The Butterfly Effect, a romantic comedy in which a run of luck convinces TV clairvoyant Dan he can not only predict the future, he can cause it. His boss Dulcie must make him see sense before his luck runs out. Shortlisted for the 2000 Orange Pathé Prize. NOVELS: (all unpublished) 1999 - The Graveyard Club: a biotech thriller whose everyman hero working as a night security guard in museums inherits the major shareholding in a business on the verge of a controversial merger. 1998 - The Zone: a romantic comedy about a cricket coach who, although brilliant, knows it’s a dead end job and, worse, the ultimate turn off to girls. His way out of cricket and into the arms of the girl of his dreams is through commentary and into broadcasting. 1997 - Fortius: a thriller set against the background of a London bid for the Olympics and the shenanigans that go on during the bidding process. COURSES: 2003 - Scriptfactory Advanced Script Reading 2003 - Screenwriters’ Workshop Writing for TV. Constructing a TV series proposal - four days over three months. 2002 - Scriptfactory Introduction to Script Reading. 2002 - BBC New Writing Initiative Masterclass. Invitation only masterclass/ workshop for uncommissioned writers. 2002 - North by Northwest Screenwriting Programme. Three separate weeks of script development over the course of eight months. Attendance part funded by the Film Council and by a scholarship from North by Northwest. 2001 - BBC World Service Scriptwriting Competition reader. 1999 - National Film and Television School (Short Course Unit). One week script development course.

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