Hi Film Folk!
The time has come, once again, to hover our spoons over the so-called ‘cream of the crop’ in screenwriting and scoop it up for a closer look.
That’s right this year’s Brit List (the UK version of Franklin Leonard‘s The Black List) has been announced. The list is an industry-voted compilation of the best unproduced screenplays read in the last year.
Here is this year’s list:
The Survivalist by Stephen Fingleton
This year’s winner is written by shorts veteran Fingleton and is a post-apocalyptic story about three survivors looking for shelter. The Fizz Facility are attached to produce with Robert Jones and Wayne Godfrey.
A Tale of Two Cities by David Farr
Invasion by Joe Barton
Trigger by Lindsay Shapero
What We Did On Our Holiday by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton
A semi-spin-off of Outnumbered from its writers. A comedy about a couple with 3 kids going on a road trip to see their Granddad in Scotland.
Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest
Self-adapted for the screen by novelist Forrest, this story focuses a woman’s relationship with her psychiatrist.
Son of Man by Hania Elkington
Bummer by Andrew Yerlett
Competition by Sean Buckley and Martina Amati
Driven by David Leon and Rashid Razaq
Drama based on real events in Newcastle in late 80s/early 90s.
Futures by Rob Green
Sci-fi time-traveller set in London’s financial district. Starchild Pictures backed.
Harry’s Blonde by Caradog James
A teenage boy is helped by two serial killers. Dan Films to produce.
Posh by Laura Wade
Self-adaptation of the hit stage play, about a top secret University organisation (based on the Bullingdon Club). Blueprint Pictures to produce.
Second Coming by Debbie Tucker Green
Trivial Pursuits by Tom Nash
A hitman befriends the children of his victims. Backed by the BFI.
So, quick round up. Of the 15 screenplays selected:
We have 6 adaptations (if we include Outnumbered and Chalk as spring-boards for the spin-off feature projects), proving that pre-existing material is always a bonus.
We have 4 dark/thrillery stories (2 of which are sci-fi)
Comedy is either the least served, or least wanted, genre with only 3 on the list and only 2 of those being listed as out-and-out comedies.
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