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Liam Cairns
London, United Kingdom

I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1990. At the age of sixteen, my family uprooted and moved to London, United Kingdom where I completed my education. I originally aimed to study at university for a degree in physics but, upon discovering the film magazine Sight & Sound, decided instead to attend film school. I studed Film and Television Production at the Creative Arts school in the University of Hertfordshire, eventually completing a masters degree in 2015. For my thesis, I specialised in screenwriting, writing (as well as directing) a spec script for a short film entitled Conduitas well as scripting another short spec entitled Mr. Midnight. I co-wrote and starred in a small cameo in the short film I Thank The State, a sci-fi set in a dystopian future. The film has garnered acclaim at numerous festivals and is now available to watch online. I then co-starred and co-wrote the short black comedy Corporate Corpse, which has just been completed. Recently, I co-wrote another sci-fi short, Sanctuary, which is currently in post production. I am also, as of the time of writing, scripting my first feature length screenplay. And that is what all this is about for me; writing a bigger and better film than the last! In the end, I want to be writing and making as many features films as I do short films. I want to continue to develop my own dark, morbid voice that likes to travel in the shadows, yet occasionally turning to the light (a good idea is a good idea). I want my work to provoke and challenge as much as it entertains and enthralls, to never talk down to the audience but treat them with the credit they deserve. If fiction is the lie we tell ourselves in order to get to the truth then I want my work to be as honest as possible, not just to myself but to the audience that discovers it.

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Scripts By Liam

A civil servant in an alternative present must interview and assess an immigrant couple who wish to start a family in a society were the right to conceive children must be granted by the state.
Short Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 23pp
9 readers love this script
Death wanders the earth in human form, visible only to those about to pass on, reluctantly carrying out his duties whilst experiencing his own existential crisis.
Short Drama, Fantasy For sale 16pp
6 readers love this script
Sparing Of The Rod
An old woman must fight for her life when her only living relative, a nightmarish chimera of her deceased husband and children, breaks free of its basement prison and proceeds to rampage through her home.
Short Horror For sale 16pp
1 reader loves this script
After their car breaks down on a deserted country road, a bickering couple find themselves at the mercy of a masked psychopath named Davey, whose real intentions may surprise them.
Short Comedy, Horror Available for Free 8pp
6 readers love this script
A young couple's midday rendezvous is savagely interrupted by a terrifying supernatural presence intent on destroying all those who are in love.
Short Horror Available for Free 10pp
3 readers love this script
A woman and her younger brother have their video chat interrupted by the woman's ex-husband who intends to win her back, despite the fact that they still live in the same house.
Short Comedy, Drama, Romance Available for Free 10pp
2 readers love this script
A young journalist bribes a psychiatric doctor to grant her exclusive access to the cell of a recently convicted mass murderer in order to discover the true motive behind the crime.
Short Horror, Thriller Example of work only 6pp
3 readers love this script
An Unexpected Guest
A loving, stay-at-home husband preparing dinner for his wife has more than his evening plans ruined when a terrifying stranger shows up unannounced.
Short Horror Example of work only 3pp
The victim of a terrible crime arrives at her local police station to identify the culprit but is instead forced into punishing the man using an electroshock torture device.
Short Crime, Thriller Produced 10pp
1 reader loves this script