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Peter Devonald

Screenwriter

Short Bios

Peter Devonald is a multi award-winning scriptwriter and producer, operating in both the creative and corporate fields. His intelligent, tightly-structured writing has underpinned short films, features, television and online series.

 

Recent feature script awards include:

Top Ten Finalist Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 2016.
Semi-Finalist Screenwriting Goldmine Competition 2016.
Winner Best Original Television Pilot Courier Awards 2015.
Semi-Finalist Circus Road Screenplay Contest 2015.
Semi-Finalist Aura Screenwriting Awards 2015.
Semi-Finalist Shore Scripts 2014.
Semi-Finalist Screenwriting Goldmine Competition 2014.
Semi-Finalist Circus Road Screenplay Contest 2014.
Finalist BBC writersroom competition 2014.
Quarter-Finalist with two scripts Courier Awards 2014.
Semi-Finalist Screenplay Festival 2014.

 

Peter's films have shown in over 120 film festivals, including in competition at Venice, Angers Premiers Plans, Encounters, Foyle, L.A and BFI London. Awards include from scripts written by Peter Devonald:

 

2014 The Calling - Winner Microfilm of the Month - August - thebestmicrofilms.com
2014 Picture Perfect - Winner Gold Remi 47th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival's for Best Dramatic Original Short Film 2014.

2013 Picture Perfect - Winner Best Short Film 4th Peleponnesian Corinthian Festival CINE@ART

2013 Picture Perfect - Winner Best Short Film Cyprus International Film Festival

2013 Picture Perfect - Winner Best Film: Mestre Film Festival - Venice Event Academy

2013 Picture Perfect - Winner Best Director award Kharkov Lilac Film Festival

2013 Lonely Can - Winner 'Most Visually Appealing': Can Makers Comp/ BFi

2010 GirlLikeMe - Winner Best Film Kyiv Molodist International Film Festival

2010 GirlLikeMe - Winner Best Film 8th Wood Green International Festival

2010 GirlLikeMe - Jury Special Mention Batumi International Art House Fest

2009 GirlLikeMe - Winner Branchage "Cutting Hedge" Best International Film

2009 Beggar's Belief - Winner Judges Award: Reel Islington Screenings, Holloway Arts

2008 :-) - Winner Main Jury prize Wood Green International Festival

2008 The Calling - Finalist: Virgin Media Shorts: screened in 212 cinemas for a year

2007 The Calling - Finalist (final 5): Talent Circle Super Shorts

2006 Those Scurvy Rascals - Winner Best Children's Series & Children's Choice 10th British Animation Awards

2006 Those Scurvy Rascals - Bafta nominated Best Animated Cartoon Series

2005 .357 - Winner: Best drama New York Independent Film & Video

 

Peter has had several features optioned and placed in numerous writing competitons and awards. He has also been under a retainer creating different projects for various companies including M.E.M, MTV and Tangent TV.

 

His film Picture Perfect, a 30 minute short film Peter Devonald co-wrote with Kevin Scrantz, has won a series of major awards and is having a wonderful festival run which includes Best Film 4th Peleponnesian Corinthian "Bridges" CINE@ART 2013, Best Short Film Cyprus International Film Festival 2013, Best Film: Mestre Film Festival - Venice Event Academy 2013 and Best Director award Kharkov Lilac Film Festival 2013.

my screenplays

PASSION FLOWER
Short
 
 
NEWTON'S CRADLE
Short
 
 
GODSMACKED
Feature
 
 
DAWN AND THE FROG
Feature
 
 
THE LIFE OF DREAMS (La vida de los sueños)
Feature
 
 
GUY’S REQUIEM
Feature
 
 
WASTED
Feature
 
 
THE CHERUB HOUSE
Feature
 
 
SILVER
Feature
 
 
CELEBRITY SKIN
Feature
 
 
The Void
Short
 
 
YOU AND ME 4 EVER
Feature
 
 
BLUE HOTEL
TV Pilot
 
 
CONTROL.COM
Short
 
 
Cold Calling
Short
 
 

classes / training

Theatre Studies degree 2:1
Lancaster University BA (Hons)
Classroom
Script writing classes with Sue Everett
Northern School of Film and TV, Leeds.
Classroom
Awarded ‘Best Script’. Tutors: Celia Brayfield and Paul Ashton (BBC Writers Room).
The Times/ National Academy of Writing
Classroom

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