Script

Scenario Films develops original feature film and television scripts for production, written by Howe and Jones individually, and as a co-writing team, also by other writers.

Our development slate is varied in terms of genre, but in each case our focus is on strong stories, big emotions, and characters that won’t let go.

We place great importance on the development of high-quality scripts. A great film needs a great script. A great script needs a great story. A great story sells films.

Current Commissioned Projects in Development:

A Slice of Sea

Screenplay adaptation by Gareth Jones and Aliza Olmert from the novel Ein Stück vom Meer by Aliza Olmert

Nominated for the German Film Prize (LOLA) 2013

Awarded development funding in 2012 from the German Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA)

Length/format:   Feature film
Genre:  Drama
Novel:  Aliza Olmert
Screenplay adaptation: Gareth Jones and Aliza Olmert
Producer: Smaractfilm, Germany

Shakespeare in Venice

Length/format: 4 x 60′ miniseries/35mm
Genre: Fantasy/history/adventure
Concept/idea: Alessandro Bettero
Script: Gareth Jones
roducer: Robi Colangelo/VIP Mediacom, Rome
Co-Producers: Pat Ferns/Ferns Productions, Victoria, Canada
Fiona Howe/Scenario Films

High-concept adventure series that probes the mystery surrounding the lost years of William Shakespeare in the late 1580’s, before he unexpectedly reappears on the London stage with brand new plays inspired by the Republic of Venice.

Eva’s Story

Length/format: 90′ feature/35mm
Genre: Love Story
Script: Gareth Jones
Director: Bruno Gantillon
Producer: Rudi Teichman/B&T Productions
Co-Producers: Yannick Bernard/Fiona Howe

A passionate lovestory between a farmer’s wife and the Jewish fugitive she is sheltering.

Developed with the support of the EU MEDIA Programme

 

Scenario Projects in Development:

All rights to the following projects are held by Scenario Films and are currently available for co-development and co-production, click to contact us.

Dead Men’s Music

Length/format: 90’ feature
Genre: Ghost thriller
Story/treatment: Gareth Jones
A young pianist haunted by the collaboration of Nazi musicians.

The More You Love Me

Length/format: 90’ feature
Genre: Love triangle
Story/treatment: Fiona Howe and Gareth Jones
Script: Fiona Howe
Bereavement and betrayal lead to pursuit, revenge and unexpected redemption.

Now Or Never

Length/format: 90’ feature
Genre: Romantic comedy
What happens when you want to, but you can’t? Don’t leave it too late!

Blood Sisters

Length/format: 90’ feature
Genre: Political thriller
True story of Guatemalan sisters Helen and Myrna Mack. One woman’s quest to discover how her sister died leads all the way to the President’s palace.

Saphire Waters

Length/format: 13 x 50’ television series
Genre: Youth fantasy drama
A near-death experience leaves a small-town girl clairvoyant.

Nth Degree

Length/format: 13 x 30’ television shortfilm collection
Genre: Urban science fiction
When stress turns strange.

Bhangra Babes

Length/format: 13 x 50’ series
Genre: Adventure comedy
Four girls in search of stardom.

Commissions

We welcome commissioned work. Click to contact our agents.

We started our professional screenwriting partnership with a 13-part commissioned series in 1994 for RTL in Germany: Sonntags Geöffnet. That means Open on Sundays, and we pretty much have been ever since.

We have wide-ranging experience in TV series formatting and writing to format, from twice-weekly long-running series to TV Movies for particular broadcast slots. See filmographies for details.

Each format presents its own challenges and has its own rewards. We hope to bring our skill and imagination afresh each time to the task in hand.