Screenwriting by Linda M James
Film Scripts in Different Genres
- Historical Action/Adventure
- WW II 3 part TV Drama
- Dark Historical Thriller
- Contemporary Psychological Thriller
- Contemporary Real Life Drama
The Last Prince of Wales
A Historical Epic Film
An exciting action / adventure feature film based on the life of Welsh Warrior Prince Owain Glyn-Dwr and his heroic fight to save his country, his people and his family from the tyranny of Henry IV in 15th Century Britain. Owain fought the might of the English throne for twelve successful years.
However, the King’s young son, Prince Henry is determined to outwit the Welsh ‘wizard’ by disguising himself even more effectively than Owain does.
Two countries and two Princes are tragically linked by war but only one man can win.
A Dark Psychological Thriller
1830s. Jamaica. Richard Davenport, a young English man journeys to Jamaica, hoping to escape his past by working on a sugar plantation. The plantation is owned by a white ‘obeah’ woman called Annie Palmer and Richard quickly falls under her spell. However, when Rhea, the daughter of a powerful African leader is bewitched to death, the slaves rebel.
Richard is now faced with an agonising decision: does he join the slave rebellion and leave Annie helpless, or defend the woman he has come to love in spite of the fact she’s a witch?
A dark true story of witchcraft, sex and a slave rebellion.
A Contemporary Real Life Drama
“Jon” explores the world of 17 year old Jon Adams, a boy who has been incarcerated in a succession children’s homes. After he is banned from his last children’s home for torching the library, Jon decides to find his grandfather, a man he had worshipped as a child, but who he now thinks abandoned him. He is angry enough to kill him, but when he meets Bill Whiting, he discovers the perfect foil for his aggression. But Jon wants answers. Why was he abandoned by his family? Bill has to find a way to heal Jon’s pain and show him how to overcome his greatest obstacle – himself.
(Jon’s story is both powerful and inspirational.)
A World War II TV Drama in 3 episodes
[Adapted from my book “The Invisible Piper” – see the Fiction page]
“Fallen Angels” is a three part TV drama which opens with a dramatic question: does Rob Adams, a pilot who is parachuting out of a burning Spitfire survive physically and mentally? We flash back in time and meet his parents, his love life with Kate and his growing friendship with a lionhearted evacuee called Charlie.
In the past, Rob was full of life and hope. However, after he is burnt, he decides he doesn’t want to live in a world where everyone is judged by their looks. It is Charlie who forces Rob to look deep within himself; it is Charlie who teaches Rob about real love and courage.
The Day of the Swans
This screenplay is based on the intriguing and erotic relationship between Stefan, a disturbing but charismatic stalker and Anna, his therapist. He gradually convinces her that she’s his long-lost sister, but is he telling the truth?
Ivanhoe, Young Helen of Troy and Jesus Christ: The Missing Years
(All projects were commissioned by Centre Media Company, Vauxhall, London.)