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Ron Shears

He was born in 1935 in Kent, England grew up in Bomb Alley during WW2. He served a 5-year apprenticeship as a Compositor Typographer. Met Patricia, an Art Student at age 17, married in 1957. They have a daughter, two son's eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He left a print after 11 years to start a roof tiling and slating business, eventually employing 52 trade's men. Nine years later, lost a fortune to bad debts when oil price increased 400% in four days. Builders large and small went broke, taking him with them. Some years later, he migrated to Australia. Broke, did building site laboring work to support the family., started writing to keep sane, never showed anyone for about 20 years - fear of failure. A sad mistake, finally, he did many favorable comments spurred him on. With heaps of concepts in progress, he needed help, Aimee Lamb came on board to co-write the screenplays, and it continues.

 Age 54, 60-80% invalid diagnosed with chronic Asthma, son suggested Tae Kwon Do - he thought it a Chinese take-w-way he'd not heard of. At 57, he did, nearly killed him, Asthma gone. Recommends asthmatics make their lungs earn their keep. He graded for 1st Dan Black Belt at 61.

He trains and teaches Tae Kwon Do in Australia, a 4th Dan Master, and 4th Dan in MMA.

Enjoys making furniture, writes screenplays and stories daily for many hours. One feature screenplay; Where the Devil says Goodnight nominated for US Heritage and cultural award. Placed 10th in US competition 2,100 entries. Contracts signed to shoot then plug pulled at the last minute—top English actress in the lead role.

Five books completed, deleted them from Amazon. Had an agent, she closed her company after a few years.

Passionate about our planet, it's wildlife from small insects to the Blue Whale. Believes we should delete the word 'Retirement' from all languages.

Legend

# Manuscript written
* Screenplay written
+ Part written

Screenplays

1 Mad Mike and The Chindit's' * Action/Drama
2 The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon *# Animation or live Martial Art
3 Nazi Gold and the Reinhardt Memorandum* Action/Drama adapted from book, Nazi Gold
4 The Healing Bullet + @ Drama. Howard Florey, Penicillin.
5 The Letter * Drama/Ghost
6 Cast of Eagles * Feature. Adult Drama/Adventure
7 Where the Devil says Goodnight *# Adult Drama.
8 Saddle the Wind *# Children/family Fantasy Adventure
9 Black Star-Diamond * @ Fiction/fact based Adventure.
10 The Ghost & the Harley * @ Comedy AdventureIdea from a vast WW2 US Army Depot, full of Jeeps, Harleys. Buried 1945.
11 The Amy Johnson Story* Action/Drama
12 Hitler and Women * Drama adapted from book
13 Walt, Bill & Booma *# Children. Animation or live
14 Pentad & the Real Wizards Handbook@* Animation or live - 5 Wizards
15 The Giants' Playground*# Feature Disaster/Action Adventure
16 The Sea Witch * Adult/Children Adventure, set West Australia.
17 Can't fight? Wear a BIG Hat+ Action/Crime/Martial Arts Has Guy Ritchie feel.
18 Outnumbered * Action Opium Afghanistan Snipper (short)
19 Stratofortress* Action
20 A Smuggling we will go* Family Adventure/Action
21 Bomb Alley to Hellfire Corner # Ron's memoirs WW2, Humour and tragedy
22 Quietest Place on Earth+ Action Drama.
23 The Healing Bullet + Drama. Florey & Penicillin, fact

Animation

1 The Garbologists*
2 Walt, Bill and Booma*
3 Jungle Katz* family adventure
4 Pentad and the real Wizards Handbook+ (set in Leeds Castle Kent)
5 The Lighthouse Keeper– Maurice Bonce+
6 Unicorn Island+ They're alive. Honest,
7 The Mushies+
8 Spud Le Page+
9 Beezwaks+
10 Kites+
11. The Vegi-Mites#.

Shorts so far, heaps to come

1 Dartmoor Bogs*# Drama
2 An Appointment with Fear*# Drama Ghost
3 Day of the Dolphin Drama
4 A Vase Based on fact+ L/Ent
5 The Tsunamis* Disaster*.#
6 Been a Nice Year of Roses* Comedy/Drama*
7 The HRH Daimler. Comedy #
8 There goes my Knighthood. # Fact Comedy
9 The Penalty *# Drama Soccer.  Football Penalty shootout Africa. Powerful morale short
10 Unicorn Island+ They're alive. Honest
11 A Cockeling # Comedy
12 B52 Stratofortress#* Feature. Action.
13 The Live Bait Squadron. Action Drama. Fact
14 The Letter. (# 5)
15. An Opium Runner. (Outnumbered #18)
16. Hut 42. Gulag Siberia fact. Scene Goodnight.
17. The Match Cell 27. Fact. Scene Goodnight.

Complete Manuscripts.

The Legend & Adventures of Tae & Kwon (1st in a series, (2nd in slow progress)
Saddle the Wind (1st in a series. (2nd in slow progress)
Where the Devil says Goodnight
Bomb Alley to Hell Fire Corner #
Through the Keyhole 16 short stories. #

Stories and screenplays to complete.

The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon. 2nd adventure
Pentad and the REAL Wizards Handbook.
The Healing Bullet-screenplay only.
Can't Fight! Wear a BIG Hat.
Jungle Katz manuscript (screenplay written.)
The Sea Witch screenplay and manuscript.
Crime/Thriller concepts, nine to complete.
The Live Bait Squadron screenplay only.

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Scripts By Ron

Where the Devil says Goodnight
This was back door survival in the harshest environment on earth. ‘The gates of hell.’ Camp Yaya. A female Gulag 442 miles below the Arctic Circle. Life behind barbed wire
Feature History For sale 100pp
3 readers love this script
Where the Devil says Goodnight
Young and Polish by marriage, this Lithuanian heiress, is studying agriculture and forestry in Warsaw. Then WWII breaks. For Beata Karp, the real hell and survival began, behind a Siberian Gulag barb wire fence.
Feature History For sale 97pp
2 readers love this script
Bomb Alley to Hellfire Corner
WW2. The skies are full of British pilots battling foreign warplanes. In Kent's "Bomb Alley," 5-year-old Ron, his gang of "ragamuffin" friends laugh and play, oblivious to the significance of the excitement in the skies.
Feature Biography, History For sale 65pp
1 reader loves this script
Cyanide in my Shoe
A 'secret army' of 60 ladies in extraordinary, terrifying situations from many backgrounds and nationalities, and one is just 19, some middle-aged with families. The greater the danger inspires them even more. One was different.
Short History For sale 11pp
1 reader loves this script
Saddle the Wind
For over four hundred years, the spooky storm of October 21, 1638, held a dark secret. From across the mists, the faint hoofbeats of a phantom horse and rider return to right an ancient wrong.
Feature Family For sale 97pp
Brigadier Calvert. Mad Mike. A Chindit
Chindits' never die; they go to Heaven and regroup; they've already been to Hell!
Feature Biography For sale 111pp
Cast of Eagles
Air combats not exactly chivalrous. You sneak up behind the enemy and shoot him in the back. In the end, you die alone in a cockpit.
Feature Action, Drama For sale 208pp
Jungle Katz
They're running out of space and time after we destroyed the habitat; now, they're running for their lives.
Feature Animation For sale 108pp
The Legend & Adventures of Tae & Kwon
Princess Tae and Prince Kwon must get the writings and drawings of the ancient scribes of martial art origins into the safe hands of the 20th century. One mission, they are not alone.
Feature Action For sale 90pp
The Penalty
Over three-hundred million people play it. Now land mine victims are trying out their new legs. What you need are a ball and imagination. It’s called Soccer, the beautiful game.
Short Drama, Sport, Thriller, War For sale 15pp

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