Douglas McFerran

Agent:  Conrad Williams

Biography: Douglas is a playwright, film and TV script-writer and actor.

Feature film and TV writing credits:

In development:

2013

BRILLIANT

A comedy feature film script commissioned by Aldine Productions, LA

2012

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE

Romantic drama feature script optioned to Peculiar Pictures.

Produced films and commissions:

PHOTO FINISH

92 min feature – (2004)  Writer/director

James Purefoy, Aiden Gillen

Winner: Best Feature – Berkeley International Film Festival. Winner: Ohio State Independent Film Festival. Winner, Best Actor – James Purefoy: Temecula Valley International Film Festival, California.

Entrant  at Rhode Island International Film Festival, Great Lakes International Film Festival;  Marco Island International Film Festival, Florida.

SLIDING DOORS

Co-writer. Screen credit: “Script Associate.”

Feature – Mirage Entertainment and Intermedia.  -  (1997)

Starring, Gwyneth Paltrow.  Producer, Sydney Pollack.

ANTI-TRUST

Vancouver. Script doctor. (Page 1 rewrite.) Uncredited.

Feature – MGM – (2000)

Tim Robbins; Ryan Phillipe;

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

Dublin. Writer. Page 1 rewrite. Screen credit.

Romantic comedy - New Line Cinema – (2003)

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore.

DAVID COPPERFIELD

Adaption of novel by Charles Dickens.

Miramax Films and the Cort Madden Company at Paramount Pictures – (1998)

This adaptation was a direct commission from Harvey Weinstein and Robert Cort as a directing vehicle for Peter Howitt. It remains unproduced.

OVER THE MOON

Los Angeles. Writer. Comedy Screenplay – New Line Cinema – (2004)

Written for Flick Chicks, a subsidiary of New Line Cinema.

LAKE OF FIRE

Occult thriller – original screenplay. – (2000) for Industry Entertainment

Between 1997 and 2001, Douglas wrote five screenplays under the terms of the “First Look,” deal between Miramax Films/Intermedia Film Equities and Power Pictures.

COAST TO COAST

Action thriller  (US)

Generic action flic set in New York

THE VIOLENCE

Action thriller (US)

Aria Hahn is an undercover agent for the DEA. She is compromised by rogue intelligence agents who are running narcotics from South America. Knowing too much, she must be eliminated. In the genre of the Bourne Identity series.

EAGLEHAWK

Action drama      (US)

A buddy/caper action script based on a true story.

In 1919 Raymond Parer and John McIntosh flew a condemned aeroplane from London to Australia. Crashing repeatedly they escape death time after time.

THE SPIDER’S WEB

Occult thriller   

After years in the American military, Conor Maguire returns to his ancestral home in the deserted wilds of western Ireland to claim his inheritance. His drunken father has married a much younger woman, Deirdre, a satanic banshee. The curse of the Maguires is played out to a terrible end.

Television:

THE BIG BLACK

Six part TV thriller

BBC Pebble Mill– producer Barry Hanson/Elinor Day.

Stage Plays:

OBSESSION

Drama in two acts.  Presented at the Battersea Arts Centre – 1992

EFFINGHAM BLINDING

Two act farce. Epsom Playhouse 1989. National Theatre Studio, 1990.

SCREWBALL

Two act American stage farce. Players Theatre, Greenwich Village - New York Theatre Festival, August 2005.

BANJAXED

Two act stage farce. 2005

MOONSHINE  - The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  2008

Drama-romance in two acts.

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Curse of Beastly Derek.

2009. Stage adaptation of earlier sketch material. 

BRING ON THE DANCING POODLES  2007

Comedy drama in two acts.

Godfrey Blackstone and Harold Taylor find themselves stranded together in the Norfolk countryside. Their ridiculous attempts to pass the time appear farcical but gradually poignant truths begin to reveal themselves. What is success? What is failure? What is life?

Following a short tour in the West Country the play was presented at The Players Theatre, London, in June 2009. It was directed by Ian McElhinney, the Tony nominated director of Stones in His Pockets.