Elan Durham @europabridge1

Writer, Editor, and Traveler in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Hello ... I'm a screenwriter, editor, traveler, and former university professor with a number of mixed genre screenplays (and a book) that need representation by someone keen on great writing, and my pitch here is for a feature film based on London's Hackgate scandal.

'Adventures in Paradise' draws on the male and female dynamic of Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant, a dash of film noir, and bags of smart dialogue from the screwball comedy tradition of Howard Hawks ... And so one way to look at it is a romantic comedy in collision with a revenge caper loaded with serious ideas but not always presented with a straight face.

I have written more than 25 major roles for women and men across three generations and two continents to make these epic events jump off the screen. And I'm particularly proud of the funny and intelligent roles I've written for women ages 20-80 that can't relegated to the duty of breath mints.

'Adventures in Paradise' places Great Britain in an international, controversial, and wildly successful context referencing the Downton Abbey-like world of London's Mayfair with Clive Reade, my protaganist written with Colin Firth in mind, while other scenes venture into the company of Liverpudlian crooks, bent coppers, a Cornish chef, Fleet Street thugs, jet setters, Hollywood divas, and an appealing but treacherous California playboy - a role I'd love to see Chris Hemsworth play.

And I don't mind saying, having written all these unique roles all with their own voices, I am one hoarse ventriloquist.

A mixed genre high energy film with no zombies, cannibals or aliens, I want to raise questions about being related in an age in which we are all connected through social media but in more invasive, questionable, and outrageous ways.

Finally, I hope 'Adventures in Paradise' will one day enter the film canon to affect the way people view privacy, press responsibility, and truth in reportage, but first ... to give everyone an unforgettable time in the theatre.

'Adventures in Paradise' is US copyrighted and also registered with the Writer's Guild of America East.

Interested?

Contact me at europabridge1@gmail.com or 1.617.583.3950 for a chat, and check out my latest video pitch for Adventures on @Instagram featuring my favorite casting choices.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYWRncgDaQ4/

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