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Simon Wilkinson

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Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson is a London born, Anglo-Irish author and screenwriter – now based in North Yorkshire.

After spending years as a history teacher, museum curator and animal sanctuary manager, Simon started writing professionally in 2013. He primarily writes historical drama and war stories with a British / Irish focus, but also has a passion for science fiction.

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In 2019 – “Bluebirds” TV Pilot was on the longlist (top 50) for the All3Media New Script Award at the Edinburgh TV Festival 2019.

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In 2018 – “Bluebirds” TV Pilot was a finalist in the 2017 – 2018 Cinequest Screenwriting Contest and made the 2018 Screenwriting Goldmine “Long List”. It was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Bluecat Screenplay Contest (TV Pilot – Hour category), a semi-finalist in the 2018 WE Screenplay TV Contest and also made it onto the Shortlist for the 2018 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Awards.

“No Man’s Land” was produced by students at the Northern Film School and premiered in Leeds on 27th April. It won Best Short Screenplay and was Third Place in the Audience Choice Award (just two votes away from First!).

“The White Feather” was a finalist in the Caledonia Short Script Competition 2018.

“Don’t Talk To Strangers” was a winner at the Royal Wolf Film Awards 2018.

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In 2017 – “Bluebirds” (feature length script) was the winner of the Women’s Film & Script Showcase 2017, was a finalist in the California Women’s Film festival 2017, a semi-finalist (top 30) in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest 2016 and made the Screenwriting Goldmine 2017 “Long List” (top 32 scripts).

“Bluebirds” TV Pilot was a a semi-finalist in the Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest 2017 and a quarter-finalist in the 2017 Shore Scripts Screenplay Contest.

The first scene (listed as the three minute short script “Bluebird”) was an official selection in the Changing Face International Film Festival 2017.

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In 2016 – “Bluebirds” was accepted as a finalist in the Women’s Independent Film Festival (Fall 2016) plus it was a semi-finalist in both the WE Screenplay Diverse Voices competition and the Table Read My Screenplay – Park City contest.

“No Man’s Land” was a semi-finalist in the Scriptwood Screenplay Competition .

“Saving Joey” won the Rebel Seed Film & Script Showcase title for Best Feature Script Pitch.

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In 2015 – “The Harp Without the Crown” was a semi-finalist in the Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition.

“Bluebirds” was a quarter-finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.

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Scripts By Simon

Mrs. Maybrick
1889. The shocking true story of an innocent young American socialite condemned to death for the murder of her psychotic husband - Jack the Ripper.
TV Pilot Crime, Drama, History, Thriller For sale 57pp
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Don't talk to Strangers
When a young child disappears the mother is frantic with worry, but all is not as it seems.
Short Horror For sale 4pp
Ruby
Based on the true story of a very special survivor of the Grenfell Tower tragedy
Short Drama For sale 9pp
Saving Joey
When a nature-phobic Sydney lawyer finds herself stranded in the Australian outback with an orphaned baby kangaroo, she turns to an antisocial bushwacker for help.
Feature Comedy, Romance For sale 96pp
Blubirds
A young, female pilot, tasked with delivering warplanes to the RAF during World War Two, battles to prove herself against friend and foe alike in the skies above war-torn England.
TV Pilot Drama, Romance, War For sale 52pp
The Horse Man
A paraplegic man who dreams of a better future for himself sees all his wishes come true following an unorthodox surgical procedure.
Short Fantasy Available for Free 7pp
Dark Eyes
Four friends on a camping trip in the Scottish Highlands encounter the legendary Cu Sith
Short Horror Available for Free 17pp
The Funeral
The funeral of an old farmer is hijacked by the IRA
Short Drama Available for Free 3pp
Bloodlust
An ancient Japanese demon is unleashed upon the streets of San Francisco. Only by unlocking an ancient secret can it be stopped.
Feature Horror Example of work only 10pp
To Each His Own
A mysterious virus threatens humanity, a shady organisation proclaims itself the world's protector, a doctor discovers all is a lie and must convince people to fight back before half the world's population is destroyed.
TV Pilot Action, Drama, Thriller Example of work only 25pp

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