by Simon Wilkinson
Winning Pitch – Script
Logline: When a nature-phobic Sydney lawyer finds herself stranded in the Australian outback with an orphaned baby kangaroo, she turns to an antisocial bushwacker for help. As they nurture the joey together, their mutual loathing turns to love, but nature and society conspire to keep them apart.
Simon Wilkinson is a London born, Anglo-Irish author and screenwriter – now based in North Yorkshire. After spending years as a history teacher, museum curator and animal sanctuary manager, Simon started writing professionally in 2013. He primarily writes historical drama and war stories with a British / Irish focus, but also has a passion for science fiction. His drama script entitled “The Harp Without the Crown” was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition and his drama script entitled “Bluebirds” was a quarter-finalist in the 2015 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. He is currently working on several new projects for film, television and radio and is close to completing his first novel.