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Agent: Ed Hughes

David Scullion is an exciting new writer, with a special focus on the horror genre, having created numerous short films and feature specs celebrating the morbid and macabre. His films have been made for horror competitions such as the 666 Shortcuts to Hell and have been screened at acclaimed London horror film festival Frightfest. David is also developing scripts for television, for online and for the stage.

Feature Films in Development:

Capture Valhalla Entertainment

Horror. When a family discovers a book of mysterious photographs hidden inside an old piece of furniture, they accidentally unleash an ancient evil into their home and must find a way to stop it… before it destroys everything they love.

Ambush Royal Viking Entertainment

Survival Horror. When a group of eco-terrorists stumble upon a family of vengeful tigers in the Sumatran rainforest, they’re forced to flee into the trees and must survive the brutal dangers of the jungle – and each other – before it kills them all. Inspired by true events.

Don’t Move Glass Man Films

Spec feature script based on the original “Bloody Cuts” short.
Directors: Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton

The Kidnap

Comedy. When Jody’s girlfriend is kidnapped because of her incompetent drug-dealing, Jody must rekindle two long-dead relationships in order to rescue the love of her life… from a pyschotic Mexican drug-lord.

Hipster Massacre Cloudburst Productions

Re-write of horror comedy.
Directors: Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton.

Dearly Beheaded Not A Number Productions

Original horror comedy spec.
Director: Simeon Halligan

Rebecca’s Room Bloody Cuts

When Rebecca took residency at Barathrum House, she knew two things; there was zero rent and one agoraphobic resident to feed. Unfortunately the isolated old house has more than just dust in its deep cracks and Rebecca finds herself isolated and afraid. But when something begins growing insider her, fast, she realizes there is evil deep within the house… and it may be too late to stop it.
Based on a treatment by Ben Franklin.

Broken Home

After returning home from a two-week trip away, a married couple begin to experience some paranormal incidents inside their flat, which threaten to pull their fragile relationship apart. But is this the work of a solitary ghost… or something much more dangerous?

 

Short Films:

Mine

Fifty years of marriage. Fifty years of love and happiness. Fifty years of lies. When Walter steps on a live land mine in a remote field in England, he finds himself at the mercy of his wife Diane, who has recently unearthed a deadly secret buried in their past. As the tension mounts and truths are unraveled, Walter and Diane’s relationship speeds towards an explosive climax.
Director: Simon Berry
LINK: https://vimeo.com/154733109

Don’t Move Bloody Cuts.

Set on one fateful night, six friends gather for their monthly ‘games night’… and accidentally unleash a demonic force that might tear them – and their friendships – to pieces.
Director: Anthony Melton.
LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jd6lyGvMI

The Summoning

Won the Frightfest Ident competition and was screened on Saturday 24th August 2013 in the Empire Leicester Square.
A tiny tale of woe. When one inconsiderate cinemagoer decides to use his mobile phone during a movie screening there are bizarre and disastrous consequences.
(writer, director and producer)
LINK: https://vimeo.com/70231788

 

Television, Web and Theatre:

Liar’s End

Sci-Fi series pilot
When a strange virus spreads across the world giving people uncontrollable telepathic abilities, the lives of a politician, a journalist and two cops are irrevocably changed as society begins to implode around them, unable to cope with the truth, the voices and the endless noise.

Strapped

Original drama series pilot.
Developed on Channel 4’s 4screenwriting course 2013.

Dare

6-Part Web series.
Alan and Greg have won the lottery, but they don’t remember who bought the ticket! Not willing to share their £1.2 million win, they decide to play a game of ‘DARE’, with one simple outcome; whoever backs out loses the money and the winner becomes a millionaire. What starts as a fun game slowly escalates into dirty tricks, dark actions and a point of no return.
(spec script)

Bridges

One-Act Play.
When philosophy lecturer Chris invites a rain-soaked stranger into his home during a thunderstorm he is horrified to discover this ‘stranger’ might actually know him… and a dark part of Chris’s past is dragged screaming into the present.
(spec script)