Scripts

If you’re a producer, director, manager, agent, or someone who just likes reading scripts a whole lot, you can hit the button below to request to read any of Shane’s scripts.


SURFACE TENSION – HALF-HOUR COMEDY PILOT: LET THEM EAT CAKE

LOGLINE:
After causing the world to be destroyed in a nuclear explosion, a family of pampered and petty one-percenters bicker and blunder their way through the apocalypse, confined in their luxury underground bunker.

GENRE:
Comedy (TV)

STATUS:
Option available.

AWARDS:
Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2020 – Winner
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition – Winner
Georgia Short Film Festival – Winner
Monochrome Film Festival – Winner
WILDsound FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival – Winner
Imaginarium Convention Screenplay Awards 2020 – Second runner up
LA International Screenplay Awards Winter 2020 – Semi-finalist
Big Apple Film Festival Fall 2020 – Finalist
NYC International Screenplay Awards 2020 – Finalist
Houston Comedy Festival 2020 – Finalist
New York International Screenplay Awards – Semi-finalist
Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards – Semi-finalist
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival – Finalist
Etowah Film Festival – Official selection
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival – Official selection
Scriptation Showcase 2020 – Semi-finalist
Inroads Fellowship (3rd) – Finalist
ISA Pitch Challenge – Finalist
AFIN International Film Festival – Finalist
Screenplay Festival 2020 – Finalist
Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards – Semi-finalist
Coverfly Pitch Week Spring 2021 – Official selection

In addition to these results, Surface Tension was selected for the Screenworks/AISF Write From Home mentorship program, and has received funding from artsACT to develop the concept in a virtual writers’ room.

Because of its result in the WildSound contest, the opening scenes from Surface Tension were performed in a (virtual) table read by a cast of professional actors. You can watch it here:


MATCHSTICKS 2.0

LOGLINE:
When user metrics from a popular game are used by the government to target genetically imperfect citizens for forced optimisation procedures, the game’s lead designer is forced to confront the difference between perfect and special… because his own son is in the crosshairs.

(Matchsticks 2.0 leads a strange double life as a Black Mirror spec script and a standalone sci-fi feature. And to muddy the water even further, Shane is currently exploring options for a contained miniseries with this script as the pilot)

GENRE:
Sci-fi drama

STATUS:
Option available.

AWARDS:
WildSound Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest 2020 – Winner
Changing Face International Film Festival – Monthly Winner
Changing Face International Film Festival – Annual Nominee
Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition 2020 – Finalist
AFIN International Film Festival – Semi-finalist
Top Indie Film Awards 2020 – Nominee
Underground Indie Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection
Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival – Official Selection
Table Read My Screenplay 2021 – Top 100
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices – Quarter-finalist

Because of its result in the WildSound contest, Matchsticks 2.0 was performed in its entirety in a table read by a cast of professional actors. You can watch it here:


BOJACK HORSEMAN SPEC SCRIPT: FIFTEEN MINUTES

LOGLINE:
When BoJack deliberately crashes his car in order to obtain painkillers (S05E09), he is forced to confront the people whose lives he ruined in a humiliating court-ordered public appearance.

(This script takes place in between episodes 9 and 10 of BoJack Horseman season 5)

GENRE:
Animated comedy (TV)

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)

AWARDS:
Feedback Fan Fiction Festival 2020 – Winner
Houston Comedy Film Festival 2020 – Finalist
Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 2020 – Finalist
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival – Finalist
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival – Official selection

Because of its result in the Feedback contest, Fifteen Minutes was performed in its entirety in a table read by a cast of professional actors. You can watch it here:


FARSCAPE SPEC SCRIPT: LEGACY

LOGLINE:
Half a cycle (six months) after the events of The Peacekeeper Wars miniseries, the Ancients return to Moya, bringing with them a whole host of problems for Crichton and his new family.

A story about the world that our children inherit from us.

GENRE:
Sci-fi drama (TV)

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)

AWARDS:
Feedback Fan Fiction Festival 2020 – Winner
Barnstorm Fest 2020 – Honorable mention

Because of its result in the Fan Fiction contest, one of the opening scenes from Legacy was performed in a table read by a cast of professional actors. You can watch it here:


UTOPIA SPEC SCRIPT: EMERGENCY EXIT

LOGLINE:
Tony is railroaded by Jim into taking on another dead cat project; Nat is assigned a PA she doesn’t want; and the office suffers through an air conditioning malfunction.

GENRE:
Comedy (TV)

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)

AWARDS:
Portland Comedy Film Festival 2021 – Finalist
Austin Comedy Film Festival 2021 – Official selection
Houston Comedy Film Festival 2021 – Official selection

Note: in the United States, Utopia is broadcast as Dreamland


BLUEY SPEC SCRIPT: RUNAWAY TRAIN

LOGLINE:
Bluey decides she wants to grow up faster, and be treated differently from Bingo.

A story about what it really means to grow up.

GENRE:
Seven minute animated (preschool, TV)

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)


HONEYMOON

GENRE:
Drama (feature)

STATUS:
Work in progress. Stay tuned.


CUT TO CARE: A SAFE PLACE
(w Joshua Koske)

GENRE:
One-hour drama (TV)

STATUS:
Work in progress. Stay tuned.