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Back in 2011 I woke one morning with the basis for a historically set horror film in my head. (The premise: a trainload of Tsarist Russians steams eastwards, fleeing the Russian Revolution. A pack of Siberian Zombies bars their way.)
Then titled ZOMBIE EXPRESS, I pitched it at the London Screenwriters' Festival before a couple of hundred people, one of whom liked it enough to ask me to submit it to his company, Iron Box Films. Retitled GLAZVOROV, with a new monster - and no zombies - but still set in the Russian Revolution, it then had a rehearsed reading before John Madden and a live audience at BAFTA in London, in the Rocliffe New Writing Forum. Soon after that I clinched a funded development deal with iron Box, a fledgling British company with a growing slate of films in producution and development.
On April 25, Randall C Willis's screenplay Tank's was named Best Animated Feature at the Nashville Film Festival's inaugural screenwriting competition. The competition received more than 1,500 screenplays for features, shorts and television.
Previously, Tank's had been a Second Rounder at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and Quarterfinalist at Scriptapalooza 2012.
Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, (a psychological thriller), was recently purchased by an up and coming Director, Aranan Perinpanathan, of London, UK. Rachel was approached directly by Aranan after he read her ISA profile.