SYNOPSIS: Having fled from war-torn Sudan as a teenager, Peter is building a new life for himself in the UK. He’s acquired a remarkable job on a game show called ‘Quickfire’ and started a family with his girlfriend Sam, who has no knowledge of his early life. That is until his former warlord Father, Elijah, turns up on their doorstep, claiming to seek reconciliation.
As Elijah invades Peter’s personal life and his work on the show, the web of lies that surrounds them both begins to come apart. Will Peter uncover Elijah’s true motives in time to prevent the destruction of his new life?
QUICKFIRE is a project currently in development at Movie Mogul Ltd. During my tenure there I helped develop the story and wrote two drafts of the screenplay, based on a 30-page outline. In the vein of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the story is part tense emotional drama and part thrilling heist movie that juxtaposes the superficial jeopardy of a game show with the genuine terror of a family under threat from an enemy within.
I also created concept images and a sell-sheet for the project to attract potential investors and collaborators.