Scripts

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

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.

A great film needs a great script. A great script needs a great story. A great story sells films.

Current Projects in Development

Film:

Dead Men’s Music

Length/format: 100′ feature
Genre: Drama/Music
Script/Director: Gareth Jones
Composer: Fiona Howe
Producer: Fiona Howe
Logline: An exploration of the interplay between music and war, told through the relationship of two young musicians.

She Danced

Screenplay adaptation of the novel by Fiona Howe, due for publication 2019.

Length/format:   90′ feature
Genre:  Drama/Music
Novel:  Fiona Howe
Screenplay: Fiona Howe
Director: Gareth Jones
Composer: Fiona Howe
Producer: Fiona Howe/Gareth Jones
Logline: A successful, happily married woman risks everything she has for a much younger man with nothing but his music.

The More You Love Me

Length/format: 90’ feature
Genre: Drama
Story/treatment: Fiona Howe
Script: Fiona Howe
Logline: An unorthodox love triangle in which bereavement and betrayal lead to pursuit, revenge and unexpected redemption.

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

TV:

The Mughals

Length/format: 10 x 60 mins/HD
Genre: Historical Action
Producing Company:  Mughals the Series Ltd
Executive/Series Producer: Mamta Kaash
Series Devised by:  Gareth Jones and Ketan Mehta
Lead Writers: Ketan Mehta and Gareth Jones
Co-Producers: Scenario Films and Maya Movies
MD Maya Movies:  Deepa Sahi
MD Scenario Films: Fiona Howe

Logline: Prime-time entertainment drama series for international television, recreating for a modern audience the most vibrant ruling dynasty the world has known, in the genre of such hits as THE TUDORS and ROME.

 

Recent Projects

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

Developed with the support of the EU MEDIA Programme

 

Work with us

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.

 

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