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.


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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:
Available. Pilot script and show bible can be provided.

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
Austin Film Festival 2022 – Second-rounder
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest – Quarter-finalist
Screencraft Virtual Pitch 2021 – Semi-finalist
ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition – Semi-finalist
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
Page Turner Screenplay Awards 2021 – Finalist
Etowah Film Festival – Official selection
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival – Official selection
Scriptation Showcase 2020 – Semi-finalist
Inroads Fellowship (3rd) – Finalist
ISA Pitch Challenge 2020 – 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, received funding from artsACT to develop the concept in a virtual writers’ room, and earned a “Recommend” rating from Roadmap Writers coverage.


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MATCHSTICKS 2.0
ONE HOUR SCI-FI PILOT: PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF SPECIAL

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.

Though Matchsticks 2.0 began its life as a Black Mirror spec script, Shane is currently developing a limited series with the existing script as the pilot.

GENRE:
Sci-fi drama (TV)

STATUS:
Available. Pilot script can be provided.

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
TSL Free Screenplay Contest (2021) – Quarter-finalist
AFIN International Film Festival – Semi-finalist
ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge 2021 – Finalist
Coverfly Pitch Week Spring 2022 – 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
Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards – Semi-finalist
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices – Quarter-finalist
Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition – Quarter-finalist
Outstanding Screenplays TV Pilot Competition – Quarter-finalist
Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition – Semi-finalist
The Southern California Screenplay Competition – 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.


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BOJACK HORSEMAN
SPEC SCRIPT: S05 E9.5 – 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.


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FARSCAPE
SPEC SCRIPT: S06 E01 LEGACY (PART ONE)

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


Utopia

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


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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)


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

LOGLINE:
When a dedicated foster carer is diagnosed with terminal brain tumours, she must keep her condition a secret or risk having her foster children sent back to their violent birth mother.

GENRE:
One-hour drama (TV)

STATUS:
Cut to Care available. Multiple scripts and pitch deck can be provided.


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THE GRIEF HOLE
(w Joshua Koske and Kaaron Warren)

LOGLINE:
When an embattled social worker with the ability to see how people die discovers her cousin’s suicide was influenced by a seductive and powerful celebrity, she must overcome her personal tragedies and work with other gifted individuals to put a stop to his reign of terror before they become the next in a long line of willing victims.

GENRE:
Supernatural drama (feature)

STATUS:
Based on the multi-award-winning novel by Kaaron Warren.
Available. Script and pitch deck can be provided on request.


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EAT YOUR HEART OUT
(w Laurie Stiller)

LOGLINE:
A young genius battles his secret cannibalistic appetite while helping the FBI solve its most difficult crimes and navigating a love affair with a sharp-witted female officer assigned to supervise him.

GENRE:
Half hour thriller/comedy (TV)

STATUS:
Based on the best-selling novel Hangman by Jack Heath.
In development.
Rights held by Enjoy Entertainment.


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DAY BOY
(w Laurie Stiller)

LOGLINE:
In a dystopian world ruled by vampires, a boy raised by a vampire must choose between becoming a vampire or remaining a human to live in servitude without the girl he loves.

GENRE:
YA dystopian drama (feature)

STATUS:
Based on the multi-award-winning novel by Trent Jamieson.
In development.
Rights held by Enjoy Entertainment.


THE PINEAPPLE HEIST

LOGLINE:
When the tyrannical governor of colonial Sydney gets his hands on a rare pineapple, a small team of feckless convicts make plans to steal it and use their new-found wealth to smash the class barriers that hold them back.

GENRE:
Comedy short script

STATUS:
Available.