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1. CUCKOO IN THE NEST is a drama set in Ireland in the aftermath of the IRA troubles.

Written and Directed by: Jane Sanger

6 main roles and several smaller supporting roles.

Logline: A propulsive drama, powerful, moving, mesmerising.  A seemingly innocent young girl who stays with the Irish family is a Cuckoo in the Nest.  Her troubled past brings devastation and death.

Short Synopsis:

Billy struggles after being involved with the accidental killing of a British man in N Ireland at the end of The Troubles, inveigled by his childhood friend Jimmy. Billy and his pregnant wife escape to her uncle's cottage in Scotland to make a new start. Life is not easy and in exchange for help with the children, so his wife can return to work, a young lady enters their life. A series of accidents that follow seem more than mere coincidence. Who exactly is Megan? She seems to know some uncomfortable truths about their past life. She must be dealt with before complete havoc ruins their family's life. Jimmy suggests snipering her to stop her interference in a crime that could send them to jail.

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We are seeking investment in this film that has  a major A list star interested.

Cast Needed for Trailer:

Beth: Megan's mother, broken with grief after her husband, dies aged 45-50, American accent

Megan: Beautiful art student and au pair to the family.  aged 20-25, American accent

Billy: Tough, arrogant ex army type Northern Irishman age 35-40

Jimmy: Northern Irish Proddy through and through, loyal to a fault, turns to drink to cover his troubled conscience.

Orla: Jimmy's Wife, beautiful, charismatic Northern irish woman.

Fiona: Looks younger than her 16 years, boyish, slim, small, Scottish Glaswegian accent.

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2. BLOODY LOVE is a tense drama thriller written by David Fielding from his award winning play -featuring a teen cast.

David is an exciting, contemporary playwright who is adapting his award winning and sell out play Bloody Love for the screen. The film will have a slightly different twist to the play. David has written other critically acclaimed scripts and sell out runs of The Killing Class, Jaydens War, The Half Stitched Healing Club and many more. He is an ex BBC Casting Director and successful west end musical theatre performer.


 One night on Hampstead Heath, teenager Joe is found stabbed to death. Everyone of his friends have the means to kill him but did they have a motive, or was it a stranger?  A tangled web of secret relationships and long held resentments slowly surface as each friend falls under police scrutiny. The friendship group once tight, now unravels but still no-one will break and betray anyone else, so it's hard to pinpoint the killer. Now a year after the unsolved crime the young people meet again to air their views and to push the police to find the killer.. A story of the darkest secrets, love and loss.

PRODUCER:  DI LOFTHOUSE  - In Preproduction

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CRAZY BITCHES - a short about two sisters waring over a little dog.

This film is produced in conjunction with Lon RomProductions. It is a finalist in a competition to win #1 millionpus marketing and distribution from ThatFilm Festival. The finals are on 13 February 2020

THE OTHERS- a 3 minute film about an alien living a secret life written by Alan Blyton. We hope to film this year. And are presently applying for funds.

THE WILDLINGS TRAP  completed. - a short about a girl who lives in the woods as a "Wilding" in the Home Counties. She is not conventionally schooled or parented. A hitch hiker encounters her and mayhem follows.

The following scripts are available for sale for others to use:

1. Teen Prophet: 20 mins Mimi a whizz at science and a secret tae kwon do champion hears a "voice" when visiting Joan of Arc's grave with her mother. Joan when a teenager changed history and the voice tells her she is chosen to change world history.  Reluctant and unbelieving Mimi set off on her first mission to stop a nuclear bomb being launched.  She cannot believe that anyone will listen to a teenage girl in this patriarchal and ageist society. How will she accomplish this feat?

2. Hidden Angels:  15 mins Three unlikely and lonley people meet and though they dislike and distrust each other at first. They then find that each has something to give that makes the other's lives better. The characters are Femi an orphan and illegal immigrant who must remain under the radar of authority to pretect herself and her little brother, Jaimie a gay man, his tired drag act needs revamping to give him that big break that he craves, and Mr Maximov an elderly Jew, a survivor of the holocaust, lonely and impoverished who still mourns the wife that died thirty years ago.

3. Ape Child:  15 mins Marcy and Rob have the perfect life, good looking and successful with two beautiful blonde boys but they long for a daughter.  When a scan shows that the pregant Marcy is to have a girl they are thrilled. However when the girl is born she has hypertrichosis lanuginosa, in other words she is very hairy and ugly.  As time goes on the toddler does not speak only grunts and is very volatile. Finally Marcy decides to send the child to a special institution never to return so that she can get on with her erstwhile perfect existence.

4. He Says, She Says:  10-15 mins Domestic violence against a man is talked of very little.  Here we see the viewpoint from the possibly warped mind of both husband and wife in the outwardly perfect marriage.  However when the husband dies after an accident whose account are we to believe, was the wife the violent one or was it the husband?

5.. The Innocent One: 15 mins  Madeleine, a simple country girl comes to The Sisters of Mercy convent in the late 1800's as a novice nun. Here the sisters take in unmarried mothers and give the babies to good catholic homes for adoption.  When Madeleine gives birth herself it's a shock as her pregnancy has gone un noticed.  She claims it's a virgin birth and the baby is the new Christ.  When stigmata appear on her hands the Mother Superior and Priest seize the opportunity and allow her to become a pilgrimage spectacle. They allow this in order to ask for money for their new stained glass window. Madeleine is not so simple and pious as she seems and one day both she, the baby and all the money disappear.

6.. Escape: 10 mins Maggie and John are celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary by going on a road trip to Ireland.  They pick up a seemingly harmless man, a hitchhiker, on the journey.  At first he is benign but he gradually asks more and more probing questions and seems to know a lot more about their lives then a stranger should.  He opens a can of worms with  disastrous consequences.

7. The Haircut - Gay has been a conventional housewife for 25 years, uncomplaining and compliant,she is demeaned by her husband and two young daughters. Treated as a chattel for her good looks and cudos that she brings  Franklyn is  her husband she never says a word against him. But inside she is seething and a chance leaflet through the door from a Women's movement leads to an act of defiance.

8. Barak - A story about an east end family with a far right, neo nazi father who foster a little Syrian boy who is gay. Written by Cheryl Neve and Jane Sanger

Please email me for a NDA reading of any of the scripts if you would like to read with a view to buy :





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4. DAGGER OF ICE -fantasy drama

Written and Directed by Jane Sanger

Vanessa is depressed that she cannot have a second child and devotes all her time to her perfect six year old daughter Bebe.  Her stepdaughter from he husbands first marriage is resentful at being overlooked.Tom is posted to rural Canada with his job and Vanessa tries to fit in to a newlife.  At a mothers lunch that over runs she is late for the school pick up, Bebe attempts to walk home alone and is run over and killed.

Vanessa is overwhelmed with guilt and grief and retreats into herself ignoring her husband and stepdaughters feelings, so they eventually leave for a while to live with his mother. Gradually Vanessa recovers and resurrects her former life as a wildlife photographer.  In the snowy forest she discovers a beautiful snowchild and her brother.  They lead her into a hidden wild world  of strange creatures and other lives.  She is introduced to Hunter an imposing but taciturn woodsman and he reluctantly agrees to teach her forest ways.

All is not as it seems in the beautiful white world and the creatures and snow children are hounded by a malevolent force. Vanessa witnesses a horrific murder.  She must persuade her husband to return and help her save the snow children and herself from this evilHer family don't believe her fantastical descriptions and its a race against time to make them understand that her boundaries between imagination and reality are not blurred.

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5. MURDER AT THE MINT - historical drama for tv set in UK and India from1925-47

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My grandfather was employed by the Indian Mint in Calcutta from 1926 and following the Great Crash in 1929 stayed on for another 16 years til 1947 just before Indian Independence The story is  based on the letters he sent home and those written to him. I am presently writing a script which incorporates characters into this partly fictional story.

It will be a series for tv. Involving forced marriage, social pretensions over class and race and The Fishing Fleet, the nickname for the unmarried women who came to India in the Raj looking for husbands.

Albert a goldsmith has married a lady from the upper middleclass, the beautiful spoilt and pampered Eleanor, the daughter of a rich merchant. Schooled by governesses and finished at a school near Versailles with her sisters, her parents feel she has married beneath her to a man who works with his hands. However there is something very flawed about Eleanor and the family must take whatever offer comes her way.

A doting mother, she finds life very difficult in her "reduced"circumstances and when Albert is given the coveted post as artist engraver to the Indian Mint he travels alone. On her visit with her young daughter she hates the heat, and is looked down on by the army and civil service wives and not allowed into the best clubs. Broken she returns to the UK, leaving her husband alone in India for 10 years with one visit home per year.

Lonely, Albert takes a beautiful Indian mistress. He has begged Eleanor to come out again with both his son and daughter and she makes one more visit. Her father has died and left her with the equivalent of £2 million in today's money. During this time there is a terrible scandal as the body of Priti, Albert's mistress is found in the press room, ritually and weirdly displayed over the press. The scandal must be hushed up but Leo, Albert's young son.

Fast forward to modern times and Anushi has been left her great grandmother's belongings in Calcutta. ~Curious about her heritage she leaves her medical studies for a sabbatical and uncovers the scandal ofthe murder whuch she is determined to solve.

6. THE NIGHTRIDERS - historical drama  for tv

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We have also 3 more tv series in development:

The Cult - a 6 part thriller involving a murder, a mysterious ice cave and a cult.

The Russian Secret - a 4 part drama tv series,  Darcy 30's, a married mum of 3 children, struggling to make ends meet

is shocked to receive a summons from a solicitor,she has been left a substantial amount in a will. But she has no wealthy relations, so where does the money come from? She has to sign to say that she will keep the contents secret before the will is read. Nikolai Naryshkin (Nick to her) a far distant memory, was an older man who chatted to her when she was a barmaid as a student, but he is long forgotten and has never seen her since. His will reveals dark secrets and a mission that must be completed before she can claim the riches that will set her family up for life.

The Half Stitched Healing Club - a 4 part series about a group of older village ladies who join a local art and craft group. Rivalries , long held resentments and dark secrets begin to unfurl. Then a very attractive, older new age woman joins their midst, a newcomer to the village, a healer , a shaman and invited them all to S America to feel the benfits of her work. Resentful and suspicious the older ladies gradually agree to this adventure and a whole new life beckons. Feel good, warm and happy ending.

Lastly we have another film:

The Tattenham Corner Tomboy.( TC Tomboy) This is a gangster film based around true events from SE London to Brighton and involving a young girl who has grown up in the most suprising circumstances to control a dodgy and criminal empire.

Nightrider is a 8 part historical adventure /drama for television


Directed by Jane Sanger

Written by Jane Sanger and Barry Lewis

We already have interest from Pinewood and Film Wales for funding for this series and hope to make the pilot in 2019.

The story is based on historical fact. It is a period drama set in the West Country early 1714 onwards.  In the year 1714, George I sits on the throne.  His Germanic descent does not sit well with many. Before sides are chosen, loyalties revealed, a constant threat to the West Country way of life must be addressed.  It has been ravaged for years by the Barbary Pirates from the North Coast of Africa who take young men and women as slaves and sail away with them to the Sultan’s Palace in Morocco. Here the men labour until they die or the women join his harem or brothels.

The central story is about the Fellowes a squires family whose beautiful daughter Elizabeth goes missing one stormy night when the pirates attack along with her brother.  Lady Mary, her mother seeks the advice of Esther the village herbalist and diviner and is thrilled when told her daughter is still alive.  However all is not as it seems.

The Nightriders are employed by the local gentry to patrol the coasts and protect various villagers from attack.  One night a year after the first attack an unknown Nightrider returns Elizabeth, struck dumb, and a story unfolds.


This series is in development, so not casting yet.

These are the characters in the drama:




1.Sir Thomas Goodfellowes – squire (45 -50)


2. Lady Mary Goodfellowes- wife (40 -45)


3. Elizabeth Goodfellowes – daughter (18) redhead


4. John Goodfellowes- son (21 and 30-35) redhead


George Goodfellowes – grandson (various ages from baby)


5.Margory Dean – Thomas's sister (35)


A Sir William Dean (35-40)


B Daisy the mistress (25)


6.Henry Dean – her 10 year old son


C Sir Richard Vyvyan – neighbouring squire (40 -50)


a Steward Will – ( 30 -40)


b Steward Henry ( 40 -50)


c Frances – Ladies Maid (age 20 -35)


D Esther The Witch (40 plus)


E Captain Ali Bittar – Moroccan pirate chief (40 -50)


Moroccan pirate crew - Arab


7.Moulay Ismail – Sultan of Morocco (50 plus) Arab


F Chief Vizier (50)


8.The Sultan’s Wife Mora (40) black


9.Momo chief Eunuch (35) black


Hareem Girls (18-25)


Eunuchs (20-40) black


Guards(all ages)


Arab slave masters (all ages)


White slaves in Morocco (all ages but under 40)


10.Young Simon Pargiter –Dr’s Son(21)


An older Simon Pargiter (30 -35)


G Dr Edward Pargiter(45-55)


11.Mary -  fisherman’s daughter (20) red haired beauty. Major part as captured and later escapes


12.Captain Henry Moore – Captain of the Nightriders (35-45)


Other Nightriders


13. Sir Robert Walpole – Prime Minister


14. King George II




Numbers 1-14 equals principle roles


Letters A- G larger supporting roles


Letters a- c  Smaller parts


24 parts


All other parts extras or featured roles(have some lines)



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