TV and Film Scripts

Once I discovered that TV writing was a thing, I did whatever I could to learn the craft including spending a year in the US. Ideas to pilot are always the toughest but a few of my spec scripts have met with some success in competitions and hopefully there will be more to come!

My scripts are one hour dramas and range in themes from women's empowerment, to refugees and immigrants, social justice, the greater good vs the current dilemma, those in the performing arts, the power of fear and the fight to do the right thing in the worst of circumstances.  

Resilience - Pilot Script

Quarter- finalist Page Award 2016

Dystopian Political Drama

In 2060 New York City, the ambitious Legal Chancellor must choose between saving her political career and restore the flailing American Empire, or saving a teenage sex slave on death row.

Script available on request.

 

 

Black Aura - Pilot Script

Quarter- finalist Page Award 2016

Dystopian Political Drama

In 2060 New York City, the ambitious Legal Chancellor must choose between saving her political career and restore the flailing American Empire, or saving a teenage sex slave on death row.

Script available on request.

The Good Wife - Spec Script

Finalist Scriptapolooza Competition 2016

Semi-finalist Fresh Voices Competition 2016

With the election won, Alicia must face the consequences personally and professionally. And that means giving up the law firm and giving up Johnny Elfman. But when her friend Carol, an ALS sufferer, wants Alicia to help her fight for her right to die, Alicia realizes the importance of living life on her terms. Kalinda’s past actions are finally catching up with her but to live life on her terms, she has to beat the system, once again.

THE GOOD WIFE -On Her Terms -by Kathy Petrakis

Empire – “Dreams Into Ashes” – Spec Script.

The Lyon family must deal with personal and professional disappointment as their dreams for happiness and success turn into ashes.

Andre barely holds onto his sanity when his family’s life hangs in the balance. Cookie tries to save Lyon Dynasty by getting ex-prison mate Jezzy, to record her music. Jamal struggles with the pressures of success and Lucious confronts his continued demise when he’s dropped from the Empire label altogether.

EMPIRE -Dreams into Ashes

Detained - Pilot Script

Quarter Finalist – Austin Film Festival 2017

Quarter -Finalist – Final Draft Big Break Competition 2017

Action Drama

An ex-army paramedic woman leaves her war-torn country in the middle east and risks everything to reach Australia with her children only to face greater threats in the cold and corrupted world of refugee detention. How far will she go to ensure her family makes it out alive?

.Script available on request.

Deceit with Honours - Pilot Script

Contemporary Drama based on play Black Rainbow by Kathy Petrakis

When a rival gang threatens his livelihood, a mixed race teenage orphan might lose his battle to conceal his devoted ‘family’ of street drug dealers from his double life of privilege and education before he loses not only his dreams, but his life.

Script available on request.

Revenge – “Better Off Dead” – Spec Script.

Finalist Scriptapolooza Competition 2016

Semi-finalist Fresh Voices Competition 2016

With the election won, Alicia must face the consequences personally and professionally. And that means giving up the law firm and giving up Johnny Elfman. But when her friend Carol, an ALS sufferer, wants Alicia to help her fight for her right to die, Alicia realizes the importance of living life on her terms. Kalinda’s past actions are finally catching up with her but to live life on her terms, she has to beat the system, once again.

REVENGE -BETTER OFF DEAD

What's Next?

Two more pilot scripts are underway -

Thilikos - a futuristic show led by a country of women who fight to preserve peace while also protecting themselves.

Without Borders - a story set amongst the hospital staff of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria.

 

See Me Dance is my first feature film script - in Development. It's the story of Tianna, a disfigured but talented dancer, who, with her team of outcasts, fights to prove she is worthy of belonging to the dance world which demands perfection.