Projects

The Cowboy War (2024. Dir: Patrick Reams). The untold story behind the most famous shoot-out in American history, the Gunfight At The O.K. Corral. For Stephen David Entertainment & Netflix. Six episode limited series. Now in post-production.

Liberty Or Death: Boston Tea Party (2023. Dir. Richard Lopez) Four episode limited series hosted by Rob Lowe now streaming on Fox Nation. The series examines the iconic act of defiance which lit the fuse of the American revolution, produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

Arabian Aroma. (Dir: Agustí Villaronga) Road trip comedy drama about a legendary British perfumer in her 70s, Virginia Forbes, who travels the ancient incense route across Arabia in the steps of famous 60’s travel writer Barbara Toy. Produced by Lola Arabia and Charisma Group.

American Jihadi. Based on the award-winning podcast by Christof Putzel about journalist Putzel’s extraordinary relationship with Omar Hammami, an all-American kid from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab militant group. Co-writing with Crispian Mills for Ethos Films.

Born A King (2019. Dir: Agustí Villaronga). $21 million historical drama telling the remarkable true story of 13-year-old Prince Faisal who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London in 1919 on a high-stakes diplomatic mission. Starring Ed Skrein, Hermione Corfield, Kenneth Cranham, Laurence Fox, James Fleet, Sam Adewunmi, Celyn Jones, Abdullah Ali. Produced by Andres Vicente Gomez and Stuart Sutherland. Winner Best Film Inward Eye Film Festival 2019.

Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018. Dir: Crispian Mills). Comedy-horror co-written with Crispian Mills. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen, Finn Cole, Asa Butterfield, Hermione Corfield, Kit Connor. Produced by  Catalyst Global Media, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. Released by Sony International Pictures in 2018.

Sammy. Writer and executive producer. The inspirational true story of Nairobi slum-dweller Sammy Gitau who graduated from Manchester University with a Masters degree after finding a university prospectus on a garbage dump. Commissioned by Sir David Frost for Paradine Productions. Wilfred Frost producing.

Sammy Iregi Gitau and Henry Fitzherbert, Mathare, Nairobi, 2009. Sammy’s life story is the subject of SAMMY

The Dream Life of Rachel Waring (Dir: Shelly Love) Adaptation of the award-winning novel Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar. The darkly comic story of a lonely woman whose delightful eccentricity swells into full blown madness after she inherits a house in Bath and seizes the opportunity to reinvent her life. Charlotte Wontner, Hopscotch Films producing.

East Meets West (Dir: Agustí Villaronga). Historical drama examining the true events behind the top secret summit between President Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud on the Suez Canal in 1945. Shooting in San Francisco, London, Dubai and Riyadh. Produced by Andres Vicente Gomez and Stuart Sutherland.

Holiday Friends. Comedy about the haves and have-nots set on a paradise island, co-written with Crispian Mills, commissioned by Rhamsa Productions.

Tears For Rent (Dir: Oliver Parker). Twisted romantic comedy commissioned by Lola Films. 

Chasing Charlie. High concept family comedy co-written with Tim Harris (Trading Places, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Space Jam).

Secret Mum. Romantic comedy bought by Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s Rocket Pictures in conjunction with Lionsgate UK and the UK Film Council.

Changing The Guard. Original screenplay based on true events commissioned by Renaissance Films.

Out Of Office. Romantic comedy optioned by Jolyon Symonds Productions.

Recovery. Wartime romance with a supernatural twist. Adaptation of the novel by Stephen Benatar. Optioned by SweetChild Films.