Mike Underwood | Script Revolution
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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.


  • 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 


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