I studied under Alan DiFiore (The David Milgard Story, DaVinci’s Inquest, The Handler) at The Vancouver Film School in their Script Development Program. After the program I continued to hone my writing skills by writing and producing numerous short films.
The first was, “The Provider,” a darkly comic tale about a farmer hunting a duck while saddled with a broken leg of his own. This was followed by, “Nobody Special,” a thriller with a decidedly historical bent and finally, “The Terrible Old Man,” which was sold to CBC, Bravo and Space. It also earned me a nomination in the Best Short Drama Screenwriting category in the 2002 Leos, the largest industry awards event in Western Canada.
In 2001, I optioned my second script, “Darkness,” and we moved from BC to Mississauga and I began developing the script with Wishbone Entertainment Ltd. This also led to writing and rewriting a number of other projects on a for hire basis. Wishbone also hired me to rewrite, “Killers,” a hitman vs. a serial killer script in 2002.
In 2004 I was hired by Twisted Cow Productions Ltd. to do a complete rewrite of their project, “Snapped,” a feature horror project. This involved a complete revamp of the script which garnered me the sole writing credit on the screenplay.
“Snapped,” is in worldwide distribution through Velocity Home Entertainment Ltd. and is available through Amazon.com. It also aired on a variety of subscription based Movie networks both national and international.
In 2006 I also wrote a series of double and single segments for Creepy Canada (III) Productions Ltd.
In 2007 I was contracted to write Whiskey Four Two by Faranj Productions Ltd. Whiskey Four Two is a military drama set in the highlands of Afghanistan.
“Mystic,” written for Incident Pictures from an original script by Maninder Chana in 2009 was screened on Super Channel in Canada.
My spec script, “Reliance,” is optioned by Bunk 11 Pictures Ltd. , Michael Baker Executive Producer. Production date TBA.
Recently I came to a personal realization. I wasn’t having fun writing for film any more. I’d also bought myself a Kindle and well, you can guess the rest.
I’ve moved into self publishing. My first novel a nuclear thriller Devil’s Gambit was released in mid December of 2014. It’s now available as a print on demand book through Amazon and Createspace.
My second book, Two Wheeled Maniac (Eight years and 75,000Km on a V-Strom) was released mid January. Both books are doing well with steady sales on the Kindle platform.
I’ve just published an adaptation of one of my film scripts, a modern western thriller titled, Reliance. I’m also hard at work on the next book in my Devil trilogy titled, Devil’s Ante.
I’m still somewhat active in screenwriting, though these days I am more focused on building my career as an author. The blog is meant to show more of who I am and as such does not just focus on writing but on photography, motorcycles, adventure riding and even a bit of amatur astronomy.
Either way, I hope you enjoy my blog.