Gary Young Writer

Gary started writing professionally over twenty years ago and has a number of award winning films and theatre productions to his credit. Most notably the British thriller, HARRY BROWN, starring Michael Caine. In 1997 and 1998, he worked with Director/Choreographer Mark Murphy and V-Tol Dance Company, as well writing the libretto in 2002 for the opera, Festus with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Running Girl for Boilerhouse Theatre Company, which won The List magazine's best theatrical production of 2003. In 2000, Gary wrote his first feature film, SHOOTERS a gritty crime thriller, directed by Colin Teague and starring Gerard Butler and Ioan Gruffudd. SPIVS in 2004, about a small time con man, starring Ken Stott and Nick Moran and in 2006, the WW2 action thriller, THE LAST DROP starring Billy Zane, Michael Madsen, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall and Sean Pertwee, both for Carnaby Films. In 2009 he wrote THE TOURNAMENT a high concept action thriller, directed by Scott Mann and starring Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames and Kelly Hu. Also in 2009, Gary wrote the screenplay HARRY BROWN starring two time Oscar winner, Sir Michael Caine, about an elderly pensioner living on a crime ridden housing estate, who turns vigilante when his best friend is murdered. HARRY BROWN was the winner of the Empire Magazine Best British Film Award 2010 and nominated for Best Breakthrough film of 2010 at The National Movie Awards. In 2010 Gary wrote MADAM SAMURAI the two volume graphic novel, published by Scar Comics, about a female samurai who pursues a notorious serial killer in Victorian London. In 2011 Gary directed a short film, HENRY commissioned by Northern Film & Media and starring, Tom Cullen (Downtown Abbey) and Finbar Lynch. Gary has recently developed HENRY into a feature film. Gary has just directed his feature film debut TWO GRAVES, a micro budget thriller shot in his own town in the North East of England, starring, Cathy Tyson (MONA LISA & BAND OF GOLD) Katie Jarvis (Andrea Arnold's FISH TANK) and Dave Johns (Ken Loach's I DANIEL BLAKE) David Hayman (TABOO) Josh Herdman (HARRY POTTER) Two Graves has the honour of closing the British Urban Film Festival at the Curzon Cinema in Soho London, June 2018. As well as working on a number of TV projects and commissions for TV, he has also wrote an episode for the successful ITV detective drama series, VERA, starring Brenda Blethyn. IN DEVELOPMENT: Gary has a number of projects in development, both nationally and internationally, including the project MOGWAI, a sci fi horror, developed with award winning Spanish director, Alejandro Suarez Lozano. MOGWAI has already won two awards in 2016, as part of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the main Bucheon Award and the Sponsored Award by an Investment / Production Company in Singapore, specialised in International Co-Productions. Currently under option with Aurora Media and Kathy Morgan International. Scheduled for production in South East Asia at the end of 2018. Gary is currently developing two projects with Jin Ishimoto of Element 8 Entertainment. MACABRE, is a TV series, in which a Scotland Yard detective with an eternal soul and a fallen angel, investigate the bizarre and unexplained. The second is a TV series set in Australia, in conjunction Michael Robertson of Prodigy Movies. BONE RIVER is an hour long, complex, dark thriller with a returnable central character of a female detective, in the vein of TRUE DETECTIVE and the Scandi-noir TV shows such as THE BRIDGE and THE KILLING. Amongst other projects in development is a three part mini series for television, MURDER AT THE ROYAL FREE, with BAFTA award winner, Red Productions, in conjunction with award winning New Zealand producer, John Barnett, set in the 90s and based on true events surrounding the first and only contract killing, executed by a woman in the UK.

HARRY BROWN

Winner - Empire Film Awards 2010, Best British Film
Nominated - National Movie Awards 2010, Best Breakthrough Film

Marv Films
Lionsgate UK

Prod: Keith Bell
Prod: Kris Thykier
Dir: Daniel Barber

LEVEL UP

Co Written with Adam Randal

Fulwell 73

Prod: Heather Greenwood,
Prod: Andrew Orr
Prod: Danny Potts
Dir: Adam Randal

THE LAST DROP

Carnaby Films

Prod: Hamish Skeggs
Dir: Colin Teague

THE TOURNAMENT

Buzz Films

Prod: Keith Bell
Dir: Scott Mann

SPIVS

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Carnaby Films

Prod: Hamish Skeggs
Dir: Colin Teague

SHOOTERS

Released by Universal Pictures

PFG Entertainment

Prod: Margery Bone
Dir: Colin Teague

VERA

Series V

Episode 2: Old Wounds

Dir: Daikin March

TWO GRAVES

Written & Directed

Gizmo Films
Ida Rose

Prod: Keith Bell
Prod: Lorianne Hall
Prod: Shantelle Rochester-Henry

HENRY (SHORT)

Written & Directed
Commissioned by Northern Film & Media
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Prod: Sara Putt
Prod: Keith Bell

HENRY

Feature Film

Exec Prod: Ronald De Neef
Exec Prod: Carey Fitzgeral
Prod: Shantelle Rochester-Henry
Prod: Nancy Bressolles
Prod: Jordan Barker
Prod: Borga Dorter
Dir: Gary Young

KURTEN

Feature Script

Neue Bioskop Films

Prod: Wolfgang Behr

THE SANTINO WOMEN

TV Series
Script for pilot episode available on request

UNDERCOVER UK

Inspired by the life of Joe Pistone (Donnie Brasco)

ITV Studios

STARBRIGHT

TV Series
Script for pilot episode available on request

THE JANITOR

TV Series
Script for pilot episode available on request

THE CODE

Six part TV Series
Developed with Lorraine Hall

SECURITY

TV Series
Returnable Conspiracy Thriller
Script for pilot episode available on request

BLOOD RED

Feature Film
Script available on request

Prod: David Bellini
Dir: Alejandro Suarez Lozano

IC1 MALE

TV Series
Treatment

THE LOTTERY

TV Series

TALKING DIRTY

TV Series

LOST DOG

Feature Film
Script available on request

Prod: Shantelle Rochester-Henry
Prod: Nancy Bressolles
Dir: Jordan Barker

THE DRAGON'S CHILDREN

TV Series

TRAPPED

UNTITLED AFGHANISTAN PROJECT

Feature Film

Prod: Michael Robertson
Prod: Sarah Boote
Dir: Alister Grierson

DEVOTCHKA

Selected - Top 10 'Brit List', Best Un-Produced UK screenplays

Peapie Films

Prod: Kris Thykier

FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY

Script available on request.

CROSSHAIRS

Feature Film
Currently under option with Zero Gravity
Script available on request

SILVER MOON

TV Series
Treatment and series bible available on request

THE GUARDIAN

Script available on request.

MADAM SAMURAI (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Two part graphic novel.
Published by Scar Comics
Artist: David Hitchcock (Winner of 2005 Eagle Award)

Bigger Pictures

RED

Contribution - one of the writers in residence at Boilerhouse.

RUNNING GIRL

Winner - The List Magazine 2003, Best Theatrical Production

Boilerhouse Theatre Co

3600

Acting as dramater

Boilerhouse
Metalovoice

BEACH

DRENCHED

Premiered at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow 2006
Toured the U.K and Europe 2006-2007

Prod: Paul Pinson
Dir: Mark Murphy

FESTUS

Commissioned by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, to write the Libretto for a new opera entitled 'Festus'
Premiered at The Travis in Edinburgh May 2002 to critical acclaim
Also wrote follow-up piece 'Orpheus' performed March 2005

BY FORCE OF FANTASY

'By Force Of Fantasy' and follow up piece 'And Nothing But the Truth'
Two-handed play 'Naked Wedding' for Foursight Theatre Co, toured Europe
Published in Canada 1998

THE INFECTED

Treatment available