Michael Dalby | Script Revolution
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Michael Dalby
Chicago, United States

I won my first writing award in 1996, when I was at school. Since then I've had a very colorful route back into writing, full time.

Since I left school I've lived in London, Tenerife, Manchester, Prague, and Chicago.  I've been a laboror, club-singer, watchmaker, office manager, admin assistant, bingo caller, martial arts instructor, barman, cook, factory worker, retail assistant, and High School teacher. During those years, I continued to write short stories, scripts, and poems. 

In 2013 I wrote my first full play, Boy Soldiers, which was performed at the Imperial War Museum North. I went back to university in 2014 to study screenwriting, and filmmaking / production. The course was taught by genuine experts, and the knowledge I gained there has been invaluable. Whilst at University I started a small company, and made a short genre radio series, for children. I produced 5 full cast productions and marketed so that the series was broadcast across several radio stations throughout the entire United KIngdom.  I also won the Bolton Creative Award 2015, for a screenplay I wrote about racism and social anxiety.

Since 2014 I have worked as a Script Editor on the professional stage production, 'The Dead, Live!' I have written and produced a short film, 'We The People', which is currently Finalist in Festival, at The Mobile International Film Festival 2018. I have written two more stage plays, (one of which was produced in Rochdale, UK). I have also co-written the pilot to a television comedy series, entitled 'Ada', which placed in the top 17% of BBC Writers Room entries, in 2017. 

I have one comedy feature screenplay currently in Hollywood, under development, as of 2018. 

I am looking for opportunities to improve my craft, and add value to projects with the skills, knowledge, and unique life experience I have, 

Scripts By Michael

A Diamond Swan
An lonely old-lady goes out on a very unusual, and heartbreaking date.
Short Drama Seeking finance 4pp
An opinionated small-town old-lady has her eyes opened to the world when she ends up on a women-only hospital ward, where she is forced to interact with other women from a range of backgrounds.
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 28pp
Boy Soldiers
In 1918, a desperate single-mother fights to bring her under-age son home from the carnage in northern France, and the horrors of trench warfare.
Feature History Produced 48pp
A struggling, bitter, British actor living in New York, discovers a stray cat whose unique talent propels it into mega-stardom, just as Christmas arrives.
Short Mystery Produced 18pp
We The People
An ethically bankrupt criminal scumbag fights for parole, after serving just 5 years in Joliet prison for the most heinous of crimes.
Short Comedy Produced 15pp