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Mike Underwood
Nottingham, United Kingdom

I have a passion for dark, twisting and twisted TV and film which gets the heart racing, the mind questioning and the soul begging for mercy!

A little bit about me - armed with a journalism degree, I have been writing professionally since 1999 after becoming a reporter and spending 11 years neck-deep in covering crime and politics in England, Scotland and the United States. I spent two hair-raising years as a night shift city reporter on the Boston Herald in Massachusetts 

Since 2010, I have worked in the less treacherous world of PR & Communications, winning national awards for creative campaigns, media relations and team leadership for a range of public and private sector organisations.

But my true passion is for creative writing, and especially screenwriting and my ambition, aspiration and dream is to become a full-time spec screenwriter, crafting original TV and film in the horror / thriller genre. My ideas explore the world of the supernatural, the occult and the darker side of human nature and my work always seeks to trick the audience with a twist and engage them with characters full of heart, warmth and who are rooted in reality.

Accolades

  • 2022: Hitched was a finalist in the ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition / Top 5% Coverfly
  • 2022: Convent is a finalist in The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest / Top 5% Coverfly
  • 2022: Hitched was a quarter-finalist in the Flimmatic Horror Screenplay Awards / Top 39% Coverfly
  • 2018: The Candle was a Finalist in 13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest 

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 10% for
Hitched
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 10% for
Convent

Scripts By Mike

At the End of the Road
After a hit-and-run, a tormented driver is close to suicide when his past, present and future selves turn up to offer him a second chance. But will he take up their offer of redemption?
Short Horror, Mystery Sold 4pp
5 readers love this script
Read Review by Cam Gray
Hitched
With a vicious serial killer on the loose, a travelling salesman picks up a desperate hitch-hiker during a Christmas Eve blizzard. Does one of them know more about the murders than they're letting on?
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 15pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 10%
3 readers love this script
Howling
A debt-ridden ex-cop lands a lucrative contract to solve disappearances in a remote town. But he eventually realises they have been murdered by psychopathic family in twisted games - and he is their next ‘contestant’.
TV Pilot Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 28pp
3 readers love this script
Vintage
After landing an audition for a Victorian period drama, a hapless actress must find the perfect costume. But her search puts her on a deadly collision course with one of history’s most notorious killers.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 20pp
2 readers love this script
Read Review by Steve Miles
Trench
Two war-weary British troops must fight to stay awake in their First World War trench to avoid a mysterious creature which preys on the sleeping.
Short History, Horror For sale 5pp
2 readers love this script
Convent
After escaping the dangers of the city to a countryside sanctuary, a terrified recluse is forced to defend his family after unwittingly freeing a sadistic, blood-thirsty creature beneath his new home.
Feature Horror For sale 109pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 10%
1 reader loves this script
The Soul Trader
An occult hitwoman has cornered the market for selling life-extending souls to the elite. But on her final hit before retirement, deadly competition emerges from the shadows.
Short Horror, Mystery For sale 10pp
1 reader loves this script
Truant
A desperate teen's hunt for his missing cousin through sinister woods takes an unexpected turn when his best friend turns out to be his worst enemy.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 16pp
Ear Worm
When a family is stricken by a mysterious illness, investigators face a race against time to uncover the cause.
Short Horror For sale 6pp
The Hide
An anxious teenager’s blossoming clairvoyance leads her to discover a horrifying truth - her terminally ill grandfather is a notorious child killer. And now he knows, she knows.
Feature Horror, Mystery, Thriller Seeking finance 100pp

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