Agent: Conrad Williams
Biography: Feature film and TV writer specialising in thrillers, original drama series and factual dramas.
Produced films include action thrillers IMPACT EARTH and HARD TARGET 2, epic drama TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, and award-winning courtroom drama AN ACT OF DEFIANCE based on the true story of the Rivonia trial.
AN ACT OF DEFIANCE
WINNER: Audience Award for 'Movies That Matter' at The Hague, Holland
WINNER: Audience Award for 'Independent World Cinema' at the San Fransisco Mill Valley Film Festival
WINNER: Golden Calf for Best Script at the Dutch Film Festival
WINNER: Best Script at The Cape Town Film Festival
Feature film script based on THE STATE VERSUS MANDELA by Joel Joffe about the ANC Rivonia trial. Stars Peter Paul Muller and Sello Motloung. Directed by Jean van de Welde. Co-written with Dominic Morgan. Produced by Spier Films and Cool Beans.
Returning TV drama about a former army medic who runs a problem-solving business from his London Black Cab. Co-written with Toby Walton. Optioned to Company Pictures.
US-set horror film about a probation officer who discovers her latest client is a witch. Optioned to Parallel Productions. Richie Smyth attached to direct.
TV drama series about the conflict between two brothers - one working in privatised security and the other in the police force - as they get involved in a murder investigation. Optioned to Smuggler Entertainment, UK.
Set up at Telepool. A veteran U.S. Air Commando teams up with a female U.N. Officer to hunt down an escaped dictator.
HARD TARGET 2
(Universal / Lion Rock) Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia. Directed by Roel Reine. Sequel to the classic John Woo action movie.
Action thriller about a hold-up on a bridge. Optioned to The Fyzz.
Sci-fi horror theatrical film - about a dysfunctional family who have to band together to survive an alien nerve gas attack.
Commissioned by Scott Free
Character-driven thriller about an ex US Navy man kidnapped to operate an illegal narco-submarine. Financiers/Producers: optioned to Mythic (prod. Rick Benattar) and Matador Productions. Roger Spottiswoode attached to direct.
DEAD BEFORE DYING
TV feature film adaptation of the South African crime novel by Deon Meyer, commissioned by All In Productions, Berlin, as a 3 x 90” TV film trilogy featuring the cop Mat Joubert.
Pilot script for an original TV drama series, commissioned by BBC Scotland, producer Graeme Gordon.
Action thriller movie set in Istanbul. Commissioned by Bold Films, LA.
A TV drama series in development with ITV Studios.
A feature film thriller set in space. Commissioned by Ecosse Films.
THE STATE VERSUS NELSON MANDELA
A theatrical film based on the book by Joel Joffe for Onstilts Productions/Richard Claus.
THE KESSLER SYNDROME
A 2-hour science-fiction thriller commissioned by Darlow Smithson/Pro Sieben.
‘Cold Reader’, an episode in the TV cop series. SMG/ITV. Produced June 2008.
6 x 1 hour supernatural drama series for Projector Productions.
4 X I hour thriller series for Ecosse, inspired by the short story by Hanif Kureshi about a middle-aged man who has his brain transplanted into a younger man’s body.
2 hour event thriller about a comet hitting earth: for Darlow Smithson / Five“4 stars. An impressive drama” Daily Mail, Choice.
THE TWELTH APOSTLE
Spec script optioned to A Thousand Words, LA. Fictional thriller based on the attempted assassination of the Pope.
THE CORAL SEA
Nautical thriller commissioned by Working Title Films.
Commissioned by Working Title Films.
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
Production re-write of the epic love story set in the Dark Ages: Scott Free Productions, Directed by Kevin Reynolds and Executive Produced by Ridley Scott.
Survival thriller set in Antarctica; adapted from Matt Dickinson’s novel, commissioned by Cougar Films.
GODS OF WAR
Epic war movie set in Roman Britain: development funded by The Film Council.
Docudrama chronicling the rise and fall of the greatest war photographer of all time: Based on Don McCullin’s autobiography entitled UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR: Spec Script.
PLAYING FOR THE ENEMY
Inspired by a true story: Two cultures collide when a young Falkland Islander goes to Argentina to become a football star: Spec Script.
THE HANGMAN’S APPRENTICE
Revenge thriller set in 1920s Britain about a hangman who is framed for murder: Selected for presentation at the European Pitchpoint Event at the Berlin Film Festival 2001: The Film Council.
Period medical drama: A young neurosurgeon struggling to find a cure for mental illness is himself drawn into a dangerous cycle of obsession and insanity: Manifesto Films, USA.
Hostage Drama: A group of Western tourists get kidnapped in Northern India. Winner of The Script Factory Competition: Leading actors and actresses performed a rehearsed reading of the screenplay to a sell-out audience at the Soho Theatre. Commissioned by The Producers.
1996 – 99
THE SNOW QUEEN
Family Film: A feature adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale: Giant Films.
Urban thriller: A disturbing tale of corruption and intrigue set on the streets of Rio de Janeiro: Talisman Films.
Science Fiction: A Stealth Bomber pilot is transported into a new dimension; adapted from Diane Wynn Jones’ science fiction novel: Talisman Films.
Action-thriller set in a South African diamond mine: Talisman Films.
Credits with Dominic Morgan 1996-2015