Scripts

FULL BLOOM (TV SERIES PILOT) - optioned.
Terribly mistreated by every man she's ever met, Emma Bloom, a wealthy married woman in 1820s Britain, finally snaps and kills her husband. She is befriended by Jane Godsmark who works as a government assassin. She protects Emma from the discovery of her crime and together they try to right the wrongs the male sex have inflicted on them. As Jane continues her wet work for the government Emma becomes increasingly conflicted knowing that she herself is a murderess. How can she judge her friend, and what lengths will they both go to, to protect the other?

BENSON BURNS (TV SERIES PILOT)
A disgraced crime journalist Samantha Taylor is forced to move from the city into the country. She choses to live in Oxfordshire close to the grave of Agatha Christie who is Samantha's inspiration. She sits and talks to Agatha to try and sort her life out.  A murder happens, Sam's life begins to spin out of control as she meets her past lover Mary and is made to write as a stringer under the pseudonym Benson Burns. But someone has her under surveillance and everything she does seems to put her into deeper jeopardy. 

DARK FIRE (TV SERIES PILOT) - optioned.
A young ballroom dancer in Philadelphia breaks away to take up study at a notoriously harsh dance school. Supported by her life long friend she finds that the pain and abuse she is put through turns her into one of the most brilliant dancers of her generation as her "Dark Fire" is finally unleashed.

QUEEN BEE (TV SERIES PILOT)
In Development. A drama featuring eight major roles for women between the ages of 50 and 90.

THE ECSTASY OF OLD BONES (FEATURE FILM)
Two widowed women in their sixties try to find that one last chance for love. For one the journey can never be completed for the other? Will she find love at the last moment and live the life her past has denied her, or is it all a futile dream? 

PAST IMPERFECT (FEATURE FILM)
Twenty years after the glorious decade he spent as front man of a successful rock band, Anthony, now a mellow and happily married man, is confronted by a very dark episode, lost in a debauched past he doesn't remember, that puts his family in mortal danger.

ME AND ANNA (FEATURE FILM)
Sean an autistic and disturbed teenager begging on the London streets, finds escape in the pages of Anna Karenina, until the day an eccentric billionaire dies and leaves him the fortune that will change Sean's life for ever and endanger all those around him.

THE GAME (TV SERIES PILOT) - optioned.
The idyllic atmosphere of a small corner of 19th century Victorian England is shattered by both the sins of the past
and the awful truths of the present.

THE SCENT OF JASMINE (FEATURE FILM)
Johnny dates every girl he can in 1980's Brooklyn until he meets and promptly loses the girl of his dreams when she
thinks he is cheating; 25 years later, now a father and a widower living in Dublin, he journeys back to reclaim the
girl he should have hung onto all those years before.

MR LEAR (FEATURE FILM)
An elderly black man, Mr Lear, sits alone on a bench in New York. Everyday he returns to sleep in a closet in a department building on the Upper East Side. He is befriended by a young woman. But what does she want and what has brought the elegant and cultured Mr Lear to the loneliness of a part bench?

CROCODILES IN THE GARDEN (FEATURE FILM) - optioned.
A privileged young English homosexual in 1960s colonial Africa is offered the chance to be truly happy, but panics and leaves for a more conventional life in the UK, only to realize in his last years that he has made a terrible mistake with very little time to fix it.

STARCROSSED (FEATURE FILM BASED ON ROMEO AND JULIET)
In a dark and dangerous modern city young men fight, young women party, music, mayhem and drugs are consumed, and true love is found and lost once more.

THE SAINTS (TV SERIES - CO-WRITER STEPHANIE ANCELL)
Scandal reigns in a Scottish University town as American students and European Royalty mix occasional learning with shameless parties, secret societies and social mountaineering.

MAHALA (FEATURE FILM -  CO-WRITER HUGH BROWNSTONE)
In a modern spin on Scheherazade, the last machine on earth is momentarily stopped from cleansing the world of humanity, when enchanted by a young girl who tells it a new story each night.




ALL STORYLINES © Christopher Swann 2019
THE SAINTS © Christopher Swann/Stephanie Ancell 2019
MAHALA © Christopher Swann/Hugh Brownstone 2019
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