Projects

The Cowboy War. The untold story of how lawman Wyatt Earp and friends took down the biggest outlaw gang in America, the cowboys, and the heavy price they paid. For Stephen David Entertainment & Netflix.

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.

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.

Born A King (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 (dir: Crispian Mills). Comedy-horror co-written with Crispian Mills. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen, Finn Cole, Asa Butterfield, Hermione Corfield. Producers are Catalyst Global Media, Sony Pictures International, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. UK release: October 31 2018.

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

Dying For It. Twisted romantic comedy commissioned by Lola Films. Oliver Parker directing.

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 & Michael Nakan producing.

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

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

The Dream Life of Rachel Waring. Adaptation of the award-winning novel Wish Her Safe At Home by Stephen Benatar. Charlotte Wontner, Hopscotch Films producing.

Jelly Baby. Comedy co-written with Crispian Mills.

Chasing Charlie. Comedy co-written with Tim Harris (Trading Places, Twins).

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.

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

Recovery. Adaptation of the novel by Stephen Benatar. Optioned by SweetChild Films.