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 (2020)

When the world ends 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

STATUS:
Option available.

AWARDS:
LA International Screenplay Awards Winter 2020 – Semi-finalist
NYC International Screenplay Awards 2020 – Finalist
Houston Comedy Festival 2020 – Finalist
Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer 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
Scriptation Showcase 2020 – Semi-finalist
Inroads Fellowship (3rd) – Finalist
ISA Pitch Challenge – Finalist
Imaginarium Convention Screenplay Awards 2020 – Finalist*
AFIN International Film Festival – Finalist*
Screenplay Festival 2020 – Semi-Finalist*

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.


MATCHSTICKS 2.0 (2019)

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
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

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


BOJACK HORSEMAN SPEC SCRIPT: FIFTEEN MINUTES (2019)

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

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.

GENRE:
Animated comedy

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

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


UTOPIA SPEC SCRIPT: EMERGENCY EXIT (2020)

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

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)


FARSCAPE SPEC SCRIPT: LEGACY (2020)

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

STATUS:
Available (as writing sample)


CUT TO CARE: A SAFE PLACE (2020)
(w Joshua Koske)

GENRE:
One-hour drama

STATUS:
Work in progress. Stay tuned.