Dons Scripts


Don’s Scripts

I have written a range of scripts across several genres.  Please contact me to find out the current availability or request a script to read. 

The Rainmaker - Epic Fantasy

As Saint steps across the arid sand it springs to life beneath her feet, a riot of greenery that gives hope to an oppressed people...

But why is a 12-year old English girl in the exotic desert world of Thebes? And what does this have to do with her missing mother? Discover more >>


The Boxcars - Period Thriller

When American journalist Jimmy Madison discovers three boxcars of Jewish prisoners frozen to death in a lonely railway siding he has the most explosive story of his career.

He escapes with several photos and the only survivor, an 8-year old girl – but as the SS close in, he is forced to choose – does he take the chance to escape alone, or stay and risk his life to help the girl? Discover more >>


Murphy’s Law - Madcap Comedy

Abandoned by her parents and bullied at school, it seems life cannot get any worse for Saint.  But when her grandmother dies, she unwittingly steps through a portal into Thebes, a mysterious desert world ruled by the evil Sandman.  Hailed as the Chosen One for her magical ability to bring greenery to the land, Saint must choose whether to accept her new destiny, or join her mother, who has allied herself with the Sandman. Discover more >>


A Long, Cold Winter - Thriller

When he mysteriously inherits a beautiful old Montana farmhouse, writer Ray Givens is threatened by a brutal local family determined to run him off.  As the threats turn to violence, Ray is forced to fight back in a life or death struggle that tears the small community apart. Discover more >>


Looking for Elvis - Mid-life Crisis Comedy

When he thinks he sees Elvis on a plane, a deadbeat author imperils his job, his marriage, even his sanity, in his obsessive quest to find the king. Discover more >>


The Devil May Care – High Concept Comedy

Tired of sinning, The Devil (Mr. D), takes human form to seek forgiveness – unfortunately he chooses as his confessor the world’s most unforgiving priest.  And when you are addicted to sin, being good is torture, even for just a week. Discover more >>


In the Shadow of the Bear – Political Thriller

When retired hockey player Peter Salo’s brother is killed by renegade Finnish soldiers, Peter vows to hunt down those responsible – but he soon finds himself involved in an outrageous plot that could embroil all of Europe in a nuclear war.  Discover more >>


Lucy’s Hotel – Comedy

When ex-stripper Lucy inherits her aunt’s 300 year old hotel, it seems like a dream come true – a place to settle down and raise a family.  But Lucy’s husband Jack also sees the chance of salvation – sell the hotel and pay his gambling debts before crazed Russian hit-man Boris catches up to him.  Can Lucy rescue Jack, revive the hotel and live happy ever after before the creditors take over?  Discover more >>


Sex and the Single Jew – Mid-life Crisis Comedy

Dumped by her husband for an older woman, Maxine is facing the great Jewish mid-life crisis – no man, no meaning in her life, and her breasts and jowls falling faster than her self-confidence.  She escapes to a health resort in the mountains where she is wooed by two men – but only one of them has her best interests in mind.  Can Maxine make the right choice and allow herself to become the woman she has always wanted to be?  Discover more >>

Blood Curse – Low Budget Horror 

When they are attacked on a lonely, desolate island, a group of young people must work together to survive the night.  But how can you trust anyone when the killer is one of your own group?  Discover more >>

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"I have worked with Don on three scripts over the past 18 months, and I am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.

Creatively, he is highly imaginative, capable of utilising both his own ideas and incorporating those of others to their maximum potential. Don is very hard-working - he works fast, but cares - which means that it becomes very energising for those he works with.

Tough deadlines are a challenge rather than a problem, so if time is of the essence, Don is the ideal person to have on your team."


 PR, Copenhagen
  

Don is by far the fastest scribe I've had the pleasure of working with. In fact, I am puzzled by how high the quality is; you would think it would suffer accordingly.

 

Don is always just an email away, and didn't hesitate to open up his phone lines despite us being in two different countries. Note that he insisted on picking up the bill every time, which I thought was class.

 

Don's educational background, with a Masters in Screenwriting, plus his global travels and experiences, all come through and result in rich, pointed prose. Highly recommended.

Rhys Trenhaile, Writer/Producer/Actor, Probity Productions Inc., Canada.