Pete Simpson body of work

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                     (Cambridge Hillbilly)       (girls without parachutes)

 clash of worlds comedy theatre                                                           recent work                                                 fresh, rowdy, modern, engaging


BREXIT LAB WARS
(2017)  (aka The Cambridge Hillbilly)
Would stressed out scientists - under the gun from Brexit forces - play dirty to stay in hallowed Cambridge? Then Lennie shows up.

A wild night: nerds in pain; a hilarious lab; a waggish Sheffield lab cleaner lurching into badly-behaved scientists - pushing his ideas of real vs unreal worlds, smug intelligentsia vs the lost out, skint north vs southern comfort.

But is he their saviour?   Is intellect all it's cracked up to be?

road thriller film

UTTER MADNESS
 (2016) International road thriller romance.
Maverick Tucson teacher summons all the guts and kick-ass ingenuity he can muster to rescue a
terrorized overseas student in a mad cross-border chase - or die in the trying.

 
      Semifinalist Filmmakers Int. Hollywood comp (titled Lioness) "... wonderful premise...  strong characters...
       the dialogue is
another strong aspect of the script." 

 
crime – TV pilot

CROSS TRACKS
Murder on the Golden Arrow  (2016)  British retro police procedural TV series.
2 women detectives from opposite sides of the tracks are catapulted into a dangerous railway
murder/hijacking
but can they make it
work? Plus 6 follow-on episode storylines. (also developed as feature film & novella)
       2016 BlueCat Hollywood competition professional judges: "A fun, vivid story...

       high degree of intrigue, adventure... compelling... anything but cookie-cutter."   more >
mystery - theatre
RED SKY AT NIGHT
 (2015)  A 3-act play of painful secrets and mysteries.
Thrown together on a desolate Arizona station a disparate group of life's cast-offs wrestle for... wholeness. But
is it all too elusive?
thriller novel
Amazon 4.7


GIRLS WITHOUT PARACHUTES
 (written 2006, published 2016) Novel. 354 pp. Laguna Beach offbeat thriller.
W
hen their doting father's murdered, his indolent daughters fall into a deadly world of lies, murder, terrorism,
software secrets & desperate financing. Can they get their act together or are they just doomed?

        Published 2016
Amazon paperback & kindle.    sample the first three chapters
 
adaptation to screenplay

THE WEDDING DIARY (2014)   Publisher-commissioned rom com adaptation of Margaret James's best
selling novel.  Where's a fairy godmother when you need one? Bride fights to keep her fairytale wedding alive
searching for replacement groom.

        Adaptation of Margaret James’s best-selling 17th novel
.
dark comedy – theatre

DANCING IN SANTA FÉ
  (2013) A play of secrets.
Mum’s dementia opens up horrifying skeletons of warring sisters’ parentage. Will the disclosures finally break
their strained relationship?
        Rehearsed reading production at The Cygnet Theatre, Exeter .
other dramas/comedies

THE COALMINER (2013) Feature Film.  Time-slip forbidden love redemption, set in South Yorkshire.
JUST WANNA SPARKLE  (2014) TV Pilot.  Offbeat battle of wits US Sitcom series set in Laguna Beach, CA.
MAGIC BOY  (2015) Feature Film.  Reverse mentor comedy set in London.
PARADISE JUNCTION  (2015) Theatre (short). Forbidden love ghost story set on Dartmoor.
 

                                               (all scripts are advanced level)