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Agent: Edward Hughes

Website: www.stephenvolk.net

Stephen Volk is a writer working across multiple disciplines. Stephen’s produced feature films include Gothic, director Ken Russell’s film about the genesis of Frankenstein; and the BBC/Origin Pictures Film The Awakening, which starred Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. Stephen has also worked extensively in television. He was the writer and creator of the cult Halloween mockumentary Ghostwatch for the BBC. His other original shows include two series of Clerkenwell’s RTS-Award winning paranormal show Afterlife, which aired on ITV1. Stephen has also written published short stories and theatre pieces. Currently he has a number of projects in active development with a range of UK broadcasters, as well as feature films.

Television Projects In Development:

LIES OF TENDERNESS – BBC

Drama series

DON’T COME BACK – ITV Studios

Original serial.

EMPTY CHAIRS – Clerkenwell Films/Sky

Original supernatural drama series

THE WILLOWS – Blacklisted Films

Original supernatural serial

Film:

EXTRASENSORY – Fifteen And A Half Ltd/Genesius Pictures

One man on Earth, one in deepest space – linked only by their minds
(In development)

THE AWAKENING – BBC Films/Origin Pictures

Period set ghost story starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imedla Staunton
Director: Nick Murphy

OCTANE – Four Horsemen Films

Horror thriller starring Madeleine Stowe and Jonathan Rhys-Myers
Director: Marcus Adams

THE DEADNESS OF DAD – Celtic Productions

Short film, director: Philippa Cousins. Starring Rhys Ifans
Winner: Best Short Film, Galway Film Festival 1997
Best Short Film, Celtic Film Festival 1997
Best Short BAFTA 1997

THE GUARDIAN – Universal Pictures

From the book by Dan Greenburg
Director: William Friedkin. Producer: Joe Wizan

THE KISS – Tri-Star

Ancient witchcraft creeps into the American suburbs searching for a host
Producers: John Watson, Pen Densham; Director: Pen Densham

GOTHIC

Frankenstein was born out of a nightmare. What happened on the famous night in 1816?  Shelley, his mistress Mary Godwin and the Satanic Lord Byron, in a tale of terror
Producers: Al Clarke and Robert Fox; Director: Ken Russell

SUPERSTITION – Glinwood Films/Woodline Productions/Delux Productions

Wrote first script of this true story based on the trial in 1986 in Italy of a young Scottish nanny, Carol Compton, who was accused of being a witch
Director: Kenneth Hope. Starring: Sienna Guillory and Charlotte Rampling

Television:

THE MIDWINTER OF THE SPIRIT – ITV Studios

Three part supernatural drama based on the novel by Phil Rickman.
Starring David Threlfall and Anna Maxwell Martin.

AFTERLIFE – Clerkenwell Films/ITV1

Two series of the six-part drama about the paranormal starring Andrew Lincoln and Lesley Sharp
Winner, 2005 RTS Award for Best Actress: Lesley Sharp
(Writer and Creator)

CYCLOPS – Tiger Aspect/Channel 4

50 minute film for the ‘Shockers’ horror series

I’LL BE WATCHING YOU / MASSAGE – BBC

Stand-alone psychological thrillers for the BBC series ‘Ghosts’.
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten

GHOSTWATCH – BBC

Writer and creator of the infamous cult Halloween mokumentary one-off starring Michael Parkinson and Sarah Green
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten

Other Features Commissioned/Developed:

BURN – Constance Media

Teen witchcraft thriller

HEREAFTER – Gruber Films

Futuristic thriller set during a war between mankind and the spirits of the dead

BOX OF DELIGHTS – Fifty Cannon Entertainment / Jigsaw Films

Adaptation of John Masefield’s novel to be directed by Mike Newell

THE CHRYSALIDS – Samuelson Productions

Adaptation of the novel by John Wyndham

THE NATURE OF ENCHANTMENT – Parkway Producitons/50 Cannon

A drama about a disturbed young boy and a psychiatrist who enters his fantasy world

SEEING THINGS – Sony

Psychological thriller about a blind woman who sees people invisible to the rest of the word

SHADES OF GREY – MGM/Pathe

From the novel by Timothy R. O’Neill

LOST SOUL – Stonebridge/Columbia

Psychological horror inspired by the Faust myth, set in Vienna

LORELEI – Tri-Star

 

NAZARETH NEW YORK

A sign from God – or the greatest lie ever told?  The tragic true story of the three Fox sisters who founded Spiritualism

WHERE THE DARK EYE GLANCES 

The tragic love story of Edgar Allan Poe and his young bride Virginia Clemm
(Spec script)

HORROR MOVIE – Goldcrest

Evil lurks in the ramshackle picture house in Hatfield, Texas.  A monster long dead who lives again every time the lights go down on the projector flickers….

Unproduced TV Commissions:

SEVENTH SON – BBC

Original supernatural drama series

THE MIDNIGHT MEN – BBC

Original WW2 supernatural series

THE SECURE – Clerkenwell Films/BBC

Original crime series

YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER – Talkback Thames

A new take on the famous mystery

PROOF – Clerkenwell Films/BBC

Pilot for supernatural series

DOLLS’ HOSPITAL – Clerkenwell Films

Pilot for a dark, satirical sci-fi series

THE KRAKEN WAKES – Samuelson Productions

Treatment of the novel by John Wyndham

THE GLAMOUR – Ruby Films/C4

Treatment of the novel by Christopher Priest

NATURAL FATHER – BBC

Psychological thriller about a man who discovers a teenage daughter he never knew he had

THE NON-PAYING GUEST – BBC

Single film, producer: Ruth Baumgarten

THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH – Bentley Productions

Single drama based on the novel by James Herbert

THE GUY – Ardent Productions/ Nickelodeon

(Pilot for TV series “Scream School”)

Theatre:

THE HALLOWE’EN SESSIONS

Horror anthology play performed at the Leicester Square Theatre
(with Kim Newman, MauraMcHugh, Ann Billson, Paul McAuley and Sean Hogan)

ANSWERING SPIRITS

Play performed at the Edinburgh Festival and Bristol New Vic