Screenplays

A number of Dean's drama screenplays have been picked up by producers and broadcasters. He used his experiences of "development hell" to inform some of his creative writing teaching at Hull University.


Below is a selection of scripts no longer under option - and so available once more...

IN WANT OF A WIFE
(feature drama)
~ Pride & Prejudice meets Shakespeare in Love
Mr. Darcy is shocked to discover that his livelihood is in the hands of his gun-toting, American half-sister, Josephine – who has just breezed into town. As chaos threatens the sleepy town of Meryton, the siblings must work together to save face, the family fortune, and a friend's fragile love affair.

What do the men of Pride & Prejudice get up to during the long periods of time when they're not on the page? IN WANT OF A WIFE answers this question with an original plot which takes a sideways look at Jane Austen's classic novel.
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EDDIE'S DAY
(Ensemble dark-comedy feature)
- A contemporary dark-comedy of coincidences
A dead body, An electrician, a hearse driver, bank-robbing sisters, and an elderly couple. But who did what to whom? Seemingly separate lives and deaths become intricately linked, as the same day is viewed from four perspectives.
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CLEAR LAKE
(Single TV drama)
- The days leading to the death of Buddy Holly
Against the backdrop of the final three concerts, this drama examines the events surrounding Buddy Holly's final tour, questions the actions of his manager, and exposes many of the hidden truths about the tragic, untimely death of one of early rock 'n' roll's brightest stars.
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See Also... Projects for AFM2018
  Documentary work: Produced
  Documentary work: In development
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