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Paul Maher
Liverpool, United Kingdom

I began taking an interest in media related subjects in the 1980s especially photograhy, being self-taught, doing mostly Black & White. Fortunately I was at sea then so had the opportunity for travel to help my photography. During this time I completed the Bureau of Freelance Photographers Photo-Journalism course which taught me how to write correctly and I had a number of publishing successes. 

In 1988 I lived in Gibraltar for a year as manager/trainer of a gym, then in Greece for eighteen months. I had an extra role in the Niko Mastorakis film Hired to Kill. I returned to England in 1992 and attended Southport College full time to study for a BTEC National Diploma in Photography which put the polish on what I had taught myself and received the Licentiate Distinction from The Royal Photographic Society. This was followed by a further year at Wirral Metropolitan doing Media Studies to specialize in Video Production and helped out with a Video Production Company for further experience. During my time back in England I also continued with editorial photography, had a couple of exhibitions and some commercial and social photography assignments.

In 1994 I returned to sea to do more traveling and worked in Australia for a year. This time gave me the opportunity for further writing and I self-published a couple of books on Sports Psychology after eight long years study online for a PhD. 

Having to retire from the sea, I grew more interest in script writing, attending a course at Liverpool University. Since then I have published three novellas and written their film scripts and I am continuing with my photography, video and continuing with further script development.

My script 'The Sword of Calais' has reached the quarter finals of the London International Screenwriting Competition. 'The Siren's Song' reached the Hot 100 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition. 'Home Port' is into the semi finals of Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards and 'Izzat' has been nominated for the Jaipur International Film Festival to be judged in January 2023.    

Scripts By Paul

Ashore in Liverpool
A comedy drama set in 1974 Liverpool as six intrepid submariners visit the city and their mishaps as they drink and attempt to get off with the local girls.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 41pp
1 reader loves this script
New Broom
A conflict of wills between a seasoned seafarer and a vain elitist who treats those below him as peasants and how brains can beat bullshit every time.
Short Drama For sale 12pp
1 reader loves this script
Silent Pay Back
Revenge is sweet when you work hard.
Short Drama For sale 6pp
1 reader loves this script
The Siren's Song
The Sirens of antiquity lured unsuspecting seafarers to their doom. Likewise, in 1821, the Greek rebellion lured an unsuspecting adventurer.
Feature Adventure, Drama, History, War For sale 110pp
1 reader loves this script
Port Visit
Most seafarers enjoy visiting their home port. Unfortunately for this submariner he finds out the truth about his wife.
Feature Drama For sale 37pp
Belleau Wood
1918. A wounded marine falls for his nurse enraging her jealous admirer. Falsely accused of desertion and espionage he struggles against a military system out to execute him.
Feature Action, Drama, Romance, War For sale 129pp
The Sword of Calais
1536. Jean Rombaud has a royal commission to behead Anne Boleyn. But when his nephew injures a noble's son, old wounds are opened and Jean has a predicament, execute his nephew or commit treason.
Feature Action, Drama, History, Romance For sale 74pp