Shimie by James Shearer | Script Revolution

Shimie

His descendants left France in the 11th century and settled in Scotland. Over nine hundred years later Shimie returned, leading his Commandos onto the beach at Normandy.

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Be it from his portrayal by Peter Lawford, storming the Normandy beaches in the movie The Longest Day - his faithful piper by his side - or the more recent references to his family in the popular television series, Outlander, many people will have heard of Simon Fraser, the founder of the Commandos in World War 2. However, this legends story has never been told in screenplay format for the silver-screen. That is, until one of his relatives - me - decided to tell the full tale.

I'm in the process of re writing this screenplay as I'm not happy with the finished product.

Submitted: January 18, 2021
Last Updated: January 24, 2021

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The Writer: James Shearer

Hello all Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a published author - one book having reached No. 7 in the WHSmith best selling list. Another, I am reliably told by a former guest of one of Her Majesty's establishments, was the most read book in HMP Ford. However, my literary agent does not represent screenwriters, so here I am, etc. A couple of years ago, McCoy Films, a Hollywood production company, attempted to option The Cruciverbalist . Alas, I was given bad advice at my end and foolishly rejected their offer. Such is life. I am now in the process of turning the story into a novel. The screenplay Skydiver was co written with a guy with whom I once worked. He is both ex UK special... Go to bio

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