I am a screenwriter, director and filmmaker based in the wonderful, creative city of Bristol, UK. I write both feature-length and short films in the unforgiving world of the 'spec script' as well as writing and directing low budget indie projects of my own.
My chosen industry is ever-changing and forever competitive but my passion for scriptwriting/filmmaking and commitment to engaging, provocative and colourful storytelling continues to thrive.
I have made encouraging progress thus far in my career, making several quarter and semi-finals in prestigious screenwriting competitions including Page and Shore and screened all over the world, winning numerous awards with my short films, as well as industry-backed mentoring through Creative England.
If we're gonna talk genres; my work usually falls into narrative drama, thriller and action but I have also dipped my toe into the world of comedy too. I aim for my scripts/films to be rich, vivid and evocative whilst always retaining a 'real-world' feel. Although a huge fan of high concept 'genre' films, I like my stories to be grounded in reality, with colourful yet relatable characters.
I grew up in the 80's and was inspired by arguably the greatest era in colourful movie-making, although in my opinion the greatest film ever made is Scorcese's Taxi Driver.
I'm always happy to share my work and am seeking producers to collaborate with to hopefully move some exciting projects forward, so please take a look at the 'scripts available' section and shoot me an e-mail should you want to read any of my stuff or talk further about any particular project or indeed ask me any questions. :)
You can always find out a little more about my latest indie projects over at www.shunkfilms.co.uk.