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:
DEATH SPIRAL – Squid Farm/Quiver
Time loop horror feature directed by Simon Berry
AMBUSH – Alcon Entertainment/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.
Espen Sandberg attached to direct.
Director (and “story by”): Joe Lynch
Horror. When two estranged sisters become trapped inside a hoarder’s home, they must escape a claustrophobic nightmare before the homeowner makes them a permanent part of his deranged collection.
Comedy/Action. 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.
Original horror spec. 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.
Directors: Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton
Original horror comedy spec. John and six of his friends are on his second stag do, expecting a low-key & carnage-free afternoon… but their plans go horribly awry when their transport crashes and they run into a gang of murderous gun-runners, hell-bent on killing them all. “What happens on the stag do, stays on the stag do… including the corpses.”
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.
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?
Stop Dead – Lunar Lander/Shadowhouse
Horror short directed by Emily Greenwood
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
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.
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)
Television, Web and Theatre:
LAST CHRISTMAS (a.k.a. GUTTED) Working Title Television
Horror comedy tv series
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.
Original drama series pilot.
Developed on Channel 4’s 4screenwriting course 2013.
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.
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.