THE BEST OF SCRIPT ANGEL AND THE WATERMARK COLLECTIVE
We organised a rehearsed reading at The Old Red Lion Theatre where we performed rehearsed extracts from new scripts by four outstanding writers who have worked with our two companies over the past year.
THE SHEPHERDS by Darren Barker
Darren Barker was the overall winner of the 2014 London Screenwriters’ Festival Competition. Following an initial reading by The Watermark Collective, this screenplay has been developed over the last six months with the mentoring support of Script Angel’s Hayley McKenzie.
The Shepherds is a gripping Sci-Fi Drama in which an off-world farmer, manipulated by a large corporation, must battle visions of his dead daughter in a fight to stop the company from destroying the planet.
BATTLE BUS by Chris Hogg
Chris Hogg developed this captivating screen play whilst studying on Goldsmiths University’s Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy Programme. His radio play What Happens When You Click On It, also read by The Watermark Collective, has now been commissioned by Radio 4 for broadcast in 2016.
Battle Bus sees four British generations forced to share the confines of a minibus on a D-Day battlefield tour. Humorous and touching, it explores themes of self-discovery and questions what happens when you start to lose feeling that you are one of the good guys.
QUEEN, COUNTRY, FAMILY by Peter Jones
Queen, Country, Family (Where do your loyalties lie?) is one of several of Peter Jones’ exciting screenplays which have been read by The Watermark Collective.
On his last day in the army, a Special Forces soldier and his patrol are hunted by the Taliban. Back in England, his Druid wife fights to hold everything together for the sake of their daughter, in the belief her husband will soon return.
WITNESS TO THE SITUATION IN 6B by Dominic Hedges
Dominic Hedges wrote and developed this compelling stage play whilst on the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme.
When a popular teacher is sacked and replaced by a handsome male temp, the female support staff at St. Christopher's Primary are angry but intrigued. His unorthodox methods are effective, but one member of staff is suspicious as to how honest his intentions really are.