Screen & Stage Plays written for commission

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Feature Drama Screenplays

Andi has written over a dozen feature screenplays and is actively looking to develop the following:- 

Malfi (written by Andi Reiss and Alan Hausegger) is a psychological drama; a nightmarish tragedy of revenge, destruction and ultimately, bloody murder.  It is a modern adaptation of John Webster’s Jacobean classic play.

At her peril, a young widow disobeys her brothers and takes a second husband. In planting a spy, the brothers set the trap. Exile, torture, madness and death follow in its wake. 

The screenplay is a fresh adaptation of Webster’s bloody tale, highlighting political spin within society that echoes an ominous warning against increasing globalisation and the dominance of corruption. It will be a high-energy movie, with violence and horror in its later scenes, yet with the complexity of some of its characters, particularly Bosola and the Duchess.  

Jacobean drama continued the trend of stage violence and horror set by Elizabethan tragedy, under the influence of Seneca.The complexity of some of the play’s characters, particularly Bosola and the Duchess, and Webster’s poetic language, have led many critics to consider The Duchess of Malfi among the greatest tragedies of English renaissance drama.

Length: 120 mins.

Golden Sun, Mister Moon (written by Andi Reiss) is a childrens animation, a fantasy drama about eleven year old Isis and her mission to travel to a highland Loch that holds the elixir to cure her cancer.

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The Corner (written by Andi Reiss) is a dark psychological thriller. Daniel Boyd, a forty-eight year old banker has returned to the family home in New York after more than twenty years working in London and the Middle East. With the recent death of his mother, he has agreed to oversee the sale of the house. Fifteen years previously, in a bar in London at the beginning of 2003, Daniel had been approached by the CIA to organise the extradition of millions of US Dollars from the Bank of Baghdad, at the height of the Iraq war. Now back home, the memories of that year come back to haunt him in his childhood home and Daniel quickly falls into a state of psychosis. But is this mental condition a symptom of his recent adventures or a result of much deeper incidences.

Length: 78 mins

Download Info-Memo  The Corner (March 19)

Download Script: The Corner (March 19)

A psychological action thriller set in Uganda where homosexuality remains a crime punishable by death.

Length: 120 mins

Feature Drama Stage Play

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Inspired by real life events, If Only is a black comedy that plays with allusions to time and character interactions within altered states of consciousness. It employs no detailed settings but more a general set of scenarios that could be placed anywhere and affect anyone, focusing on the experience of human existence in different eras.

Written by: Written by Karen Forbes-Ewing and Andi Reiss.

Brief Synopsis

Having suffered for forty years, Marie is preparing for her medically assisted suicide. The idea of being forced to continue living a life so intolerable when there are doctors who are willing either to end her life or to assist her in ending her own life, is something that’s consumed her for some time. However her psychiatrist, the last person required to give her the ‘green light’, finds himself at the centre of a wrangle between the justification of the individual’s freedom to choose and the irrational, unspeakable violation of the law. Whatever Mark decides will have its consequence.

Characters:-

  • Marie (f) 55 years old.
  • Olga (f) 75 years old.
  • Mark (m) 35 years old.
  • Erica (f) 60 years old.
  • Lilly (f) 55 years old.
  • Lania (f) 56 years old.
  • Priest (m) 65 years old.
  • plus 5 Ensemble characters playing various roles throughout.
 

If Only is an original piece of new writing and is loosely inspired by Andi Reiss’s 2018 award winning feature documentary Endgame.