Pete Simpson body of work

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Completed Scripts


Tense feature. Rebel CIA outcast summons all the kick-ass
guts she can muster to uncover
terrifying Russian stealth secrets in America – or die
in the trying with CIA asleep at the switch.
Let slip the dogs of war.

 Fizzy romantic comedy. Publisher-commissioned
                   screenplay adaptation
of Margaret James's best selling 17th novel, set in
                   England. Where's a fairy godmother when you need one?
FINALIST - 2014 Romantic Novelist Association - Romantic Comedy of the
                   Year. 4.8/5 Amazon & Goodreads "Ordinary Reader" reviews in US & UK.



GRIT. (2017)  Dazzling TV series. Upbeat police crime/mysteries set in 1959 Britain. Rebel
aristocrat breaks into detection with her hilarious cockney sidekick
A battle of 3 worlds.
BlueCat Hollywood competition. Professional judge #8107: "Anything but cookie-cutter. A fun
vivid story... high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling, fast pace... Characters are distinct."

2018 Fresh Voices Hollywood competition. Professional judge’s scorecard (A to D): "A for
Premise, Marketability, Castability."  
2018 Rocliffe/BAFTA competition. Professional judge:
"... original premise... strong dialogue... interesting characters."

LENNIE'S WORLD. (2017) Playful theatreClash of worlds comedy. A wild
                   night; hilarious lab; Cambridge scientists in pain – under the gun from
                   Brexit-fearful US bosses.

                   Comes a waggish Northern lab cleaner who sees the world differently. In their
                   sniffy world will the scientists eventually accept Lennie as their... saviour?

                   Produced @ Actors & Writers Club London (rehearsed script-in-hand).



UTTER MADNESS. (2016) Searing road feature Maverick Tucson teacher summons all
the ingenuity and piloting skills she can muster to rescue a feisty terrorized overseas student
in a mad cross-border chase
or die in the trying.

Filmmakers Int. Hollywood competition. Professional judge # 9106:
"Wonderful premise...strong characters... dialogue is another strong aspect of the script."

THE MORNING AMTRAK.  (2015)  Poignant theatre. A woman in crisis
                   storms off an Amtrak, seeking peace on a lonely Arizona station,
only to lay
painful secrets in the sizzling night. With morning comes hard choices
the morning Amtrak



DANCING IN SANTA FÉ  (2013) Pathos theatre set in a care home. 3 female leads.

Mum’s dementia opens up horrifying skeletons of warring daughter’s parentage. Will it end in
irreparable harm or something profound?

Produced @ The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter 
(rehearsed script-in-hand).


THE COALMINER (2013) Forbidden love feature. Time-slip. Does time heal?

                   WE ALL GOT DINGS  (2014) Offbeat TV Series. Sitcom set in Laguna Beach.

                   MAGIC BOY  (2015) Heart-warming feature. Reverse mentor-drama.

                   PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short) Forbidden love ghost.


Advancement has come through Hollywood & UK competition submittals - seeking professional judges' analyses (author blind).