…is a thinly-veiled fictionalisation of my own father, who died 4 years ago. The trigger for this whole project though was the death of my mother who died in March. The moment when your second parent dies is a big one in anyone’s life, alerting you even more sharply to your own mortality, and it has made me think about the relationship my parents had with each other, about my relationship with both of them – and my relationships with my own 4 children.
This is a monologue about communication, or the lack of it, and about a lack of resolution in relationships.
THE WRITER + PRODUCER – PHILIP SHELLEY
As Head of Development for Drama at Carlton TV: script edited Anybody’s Nightmare, 2 Inspector Morse films, The Wench is Dead and The Remorseful Day; Kavanagh QC, Plain Jane, Cider with Rosie, Noah’s Ark and The Waiting Time.
As script editor: 2 series Waking The Dead (BBC), A Good Murder (Sally Head Productions / ITV), Medics, Staying Alive and The Knock (ITV).
As trainer: has run the Channel 4 screenwriting course for the last 6 years. Runs regular independent screenwriting courses. Teaches script-editing at the Indie Training Fund and the BBC Academy, has taught screenwriting \ script-editing at Bath Spa University, the Singapore Media Academy, De Montfort University Leicester, Central St Martins and on many other courses.
www.script-consultant.co.uk : screenwriting consultancy.