The Crew, some Animation characters

Logline on each, you’ll connect with drawings. Walt, Bill, Booma. Three talented Australian guys who live in the bush. Walt, Booma, Bill Guess full names. Tae & Kwon. An Adventure beyond time; A Prince…a Princess…another time…one mission. These 10th Dan Martial Art experts are not alone. Unicorn Island. From outer space, Unicorn Island looks small. To the untrained eye, its shape is just ordinary. Then a little inquisitive Perth girl notices something in that shape. Surfies. They spend more time submerged than surfaced. The Mushies. The mushrooms are having a hard time. Beezwax. It’s all about WILL-BEE and friend MAY-BEE who survive the mini River-Tsunamis with help from MAJOR BEE-ROGERS. Merlin. A legend says he and 3 pals were good. 800-years later, no...

The Garbos (short for Garbologists. Animation

  The idea for Children’s Cartoon/Animated Characters or Puppets or live. – people covered in a costume Dustbin. Can hardly have dead people in ‘em can you?  ;))) So what’s the matter with GARBOLOGISTS? Everyone nowadays has a job ending in ‘ologist’ The Garbos are galvanized dustbins with faces, and they talk. They’ve got feelings just like Humans. Friends, Families and enemies-us Humans. I mean, who do we think we are? Tossing all our rubbish and rotten food in them. There’s a downside to being a Dustbin. Come to think of it not too many ups either. Let’s face it. Dustbins have a lousy image. So they’re reinventing themselves, having a makeover. They want respect and are going to get it at any cost. Well, almost any. They’re having their own parade....

The Package, Finders Keepers Short Story

Finders Keepers. I have not edited or looked at this since 2008 when I wrote it. I’ll look at it tomorrow. The divorced retired head West Australian policeman and his girlfriend pulled off the Australian outback dirt road for a comfort stop and refreshments. She grabs food from the 4-wheel drive while he lights a fire. The scream of a car tearing by meant nothing until the bulging travel bag lands at her feet, minutes later the police car roared past. In the bag is a fortune in used notes. The money solves all their financial problems. So what does the ex-copper do when asked if he knows anything. Ex-Chief of West Australian Police force James Cartwright was enjoying driving north to Ningaloo Reef. From his home Perth its 1,500 miles away. It’ll take five...

The Letter. Short story. Ghost story

A Ghost Story. 65-minute  screenplay written. On December 23, 1943, RAF Squadron Leader James Ford receives an order, one he does not want. ‘Photograph German Rocket sites today.’ James is getting married on Christmas Eve. Arguing with his Commanding Officer delays his take off, cramps mission time, and his return. His commanding officer is Winston Churchill. They are the only two who knew about this secret mission. James scribbles a letter to Kathy. His friend and best man promises to deliver it by hand later that day at Tenterden in Kent. Unfortunately, his letter is delivered 50 years later on Christmas Eve 1993. The Rocket facility is at the limit of James Mosquito’s range. To return and marry his fiancé means taking risks. Get it wrong, he ditches in the...

The Longbow Man

Background, by English actor and world ‘Longbow’ expert on Sir Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and small fame)  Although the longbow in itself gave England a huge military advantage, it could never have garnered England so many victories on its own. A key factor in the longbow’s success was the people who wielded it. The English archers had training that was intense by any standards. The demands on the mind and body were so great that the Englishmen who became archers were almost a separate class of human beings, with a body build that differed from normal men, and a style of living that was unlike any other in Continental Europe. “The bow was put in the hand of every English body at the age of seven and it did not cease to furnish him...

Mad Mike Calvert. An SAS commander & Chindit Brigadier.

Burma 1944, l-r Calvert, Shaw, Lumley Calvert, Michael (1952). Prisoners of Hope. London: Jonathan Cape. Against overwhelming odds; Mike Calvert left, Officers, Shaw and Lumley; Joanna’s father a Chindit officer. Against overwhelming odds. Grossly outnumbered, The Chindits’ had just taken Moguang, the last Japanese held a stronghold, Sections of: The Court Martial of SAS Commanding Officer; Brigadier James Michael Calvert – Mad Mike About 20+ years ago I submitted synopses of my stories to various English prodcos (production companies) Pearl Catlin had an office at Pinewood studios and asked if I’d write a screenplay on spec., about a British soldier? I leapt at the chance, without any idea how to. That story is about: Brigadier James Michael Calvert DSO –...