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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.


In 2015 – Simon’s drama script, “The Harp Without the Crown” was a semi-finalist in the Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition and his drama script, “Bluebirds” was a quarter-finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.


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. Also in 2016, his short screenplay, “No Man’s Land” was a semi-finalist in the Scriptwood Screenplay Competition and his comedy script, “Saving Joey” won the Rebel Seed Film & Script Showcase title for Best Feature Script Pitch.


In 2017 – “Bluebirds” 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.


In 2018 – “Bluebirds TV Pilot” was a finalist in the 2018 Cineqest Screenwriting Contest, a semi-finalist in the Bluecat Screenplay Contest 2018 (TV Pilot category) and made it onto the 2018 Screenwriting Goldmine "Long List" (top 32 scripts).

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Scripts By Simon

Mrs. Maybrick
1880. The shocking true story of an innocent young American socialite condemned to death for the murder of her psychotic husband - Jack the Ripper.
Feature Crime, Drama, History, Thriller For sale 20pp
1 reader loves this script
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
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
No Man's Land
The Somme, 1916. Two men are thrown together in a shell hole in No Man’s Land. One is British, the other is German. Are they enemies or are they friends? Only Fate can decide.
Short Drama, War Available for Free 6pp
1 reader loves this script
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