S C R E E N W R I T I N G

In elementary school I fell into the habit of spying on people and scribbling incoherent short stories on bits of scrap paper. Eventually I  was accepted into my high school's  creative writing programme where I was also introduced to the art of screenwriting.  Now when people ask me what it is I  want to be when I grow up I tell them a) an adult and b) a writer for them talkie pictures

MOSTLY SHORT  FILMS

2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY WEI (FEATURE)

Project in Development

A feature length adaption of the successful short film. 

COMMON SENSES

Project in Development

In this partial satire, a struggling artist in London is forced to reflect on her lifestyle and ambitions after an accident restricts her use of narcotics and hallucinogenics.  

 

2013

STRAIGHT TO VIDEO  

A Fish Head Mortuary Production

A young woman is unable to sleep for several days due to the loud  pseudo-philosophical debates between a giant Alligator and   Abraham Lincoln in her bedroom. After days of   unacknowledgement from the unwelcomed roommates, the   young woman is asked to arbitrate the discussion leading to further debate. 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY WEI

The Arts University of Bournemouth

In this dark-comedy and unconventional coming-of-age story, an awkward 15-year-old girl, shadowed by her insecurities and sexual frustrations, struggles to survive in the vicious world of teenage adolescence. But her life is suddenly turned upside down by the discovery of her flamboyant cousin's secret phone-sex career. 

 

2012

COMPOSITION WITH RED, YELLOW AND BLUE

The Arts University of Bournemouth

Piet Mondrian's painting comes to life in this abstract short film in which the process of presenting onceself as a creative individual is set up for analysis. And there's some fun jazz music too. 

 

 

2011

COIN OPERATED

The Arts University of Bournemouth

A mundane night in a launderette unites a group of strangers led by a disoriented junkie fascinated with the washing machines and dryers. 

 

PRINCE OF POP

Project in development

(Originally written with Daniel Mehrian for NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Institute for Film and Television)

A Persian-American tween in New York copes with puberty and cumbersome family life with his love for pop-icon Michael Jackson.

 

2010

UNIDENTIFIED ALLEN

The Arts University of Bournemouth

Allen, a peculiar foreign dishwasher at a low-grade chain restaurant, bonds with the new waitress during a late shift at work. What seems like a romantic relationship forming between these co-workers soon unwinds into a night of intergalactic mayhem as Allen's true identity is revealed. 

 

2010

NOTHING ON 

A Boys Club Production

An Unintentional absurdist play unfolds between two friends through their indeciveness and boredom within the confines of their living room. 

 

JONAH AND SAM

The Arts University of Bournemouth

A park bench brings together a vagabond musician and an inquisitive photographer. 

 

2009

THE LAST FEW MINUTES 

The Arts University of Bournemouth

An aging man reflects upon the warming comfort memories bring him as he loses his eyesight and hearing.

 

SOMETHING ORDINARY

The Arts University of Bournemouth

Regular patrons in a local pub indulge in cheap drinks, card games and banter as they try to escape their personal crises and an extraterrestrial invasion outside the pub doors. 

 

2008

UNTITLED 

Moorpark College Film / Television Media

Inspired by Samuel Beckeet's Acto Without Words II, a 9-to-5 worker drifts between his work desk and his sparse bedroom in this Sisyphean routine.