Phil Moore

Virtual Worlds

Writer, Composer, Filmmaker, Author, Teacher

Writer / Composer

Here you'll find just a few so far un-produced works.

THE grandfather paradox

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A full-length Play written for the Stage
Also adapted as a screenplay
by Phil Moore

A family struggles with its fate over several generations, all due to a paradox. Time Travel can be confusing.  

SYNOPSIS

Patrick must travel back in time to save his grandfather. But once done, he is stranded in the past only to find his job is far from over. A connection develops between himself and the young woman, Nicole, who is destined to be his grandmother. His family's history is perhaps not all he has been led to believe.

In the second half we jump forward in time to before Patrick travels back. He is married with a child on the way, and 'nanna' Nicole is now an old woman. She is determined to complete what Patrick started (will start?). And even his unborn child will play a pivotal role in how things turn out.

And all because of an old photo, and a tennis ball. 

Script available on request to producers.


The Show Must Go On

A Musical written for both Stage and Screen
Book, Music & Lyrics by Phil Moore

A Backstage Musical for the 21st Century. 
Whatever happens, just keep on singing.

Synopsis

Sydney is directing a stage musical called 'Pipe Dreams', but nothing is going right. As we watch the rehearsals through his eyes the show looks spectacular, but as the days wear on, reality overtakes the fantasy. Rehearsals are seen without the rose-coloured glasses, as the show reflects people’s real lives a little too closely.  Will the show make it to opening night? And what, or who, is Sydney prepared to sacrifice to get it there?

Script and music demos available on request to producers.


Terra utopia

A Sci-Fi Thriller

Paradise comes at a cost.

Synopsis

An interstellar spaceship crash-lands on a strange planet. But there is more to this beautiful new world than meets the eye. And it's not just the monster in the woods.

  • Quarter-finalist in the PAGE international Screenwriting awards 2017.

 

Script available on request to producers.


Storyteller

A Horror/Thriller feature screenplay

A screenwriter of horror films discovers the perfect villain for his story. But where did this psychopath really come from, and what are his true motives?

Synopsis

William DelMackie writes horror films (sorry – thrillers), but is having trouble with his latest project, until he discovers the perfect villain for his story - Victor. But Victor is not content to be a characters in someone else's story. He has other plans, which involve killing William and taking over his life so that he can continue his mission of purging the earth of the Human Species. Like William, Victor is a storyteller. But he wields his 'fictions' with a god-like power that cannot be stopped. No matter what happens, Victor will always survive.   

  • Quarter-finalist in the PAGE international Screenwriting awards 2016.

Script available on request to producers.


Sugar

A black comedy feature screenplay

Surviving the next 24-hours is the easy part.

SYNOPSIS

When Jake and Nina 'accidentally' kill their dealer, Jimmy, they have no idea the shit-storm they've just created. All Jake wants is to live a simple, quiet life. But their ill-conceived efforts to dump the body starts a chain of events that could trigger an all-out gangland war.

You see, Jimmy was the son of one of the city's most powerful gangsters.  But he's not the problem. Jimmy's Irish-born mother is.

One way or another, someone's going to die before the day is out.

Script available on request to producers.


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THE TIME RIPPERS

A big-budget Sci-Fi Comedy

The only way to save the future, is to fuck with the past

SYNOPSIS

Two young Cambridge University students invent a time machine that accidentally creates a rip in SpaceTime which threatens to destroy the universe. The only way to stop it is to ensure they never create the rip in the first place.

Along the way they kill Hitler, arrest Jesus, join the Persian army, go to Woodstock, and make friends with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes. They also enlist the aid of two girls from New York, a census taker from the Middle Ages, and a young German soldier. But no matter how much they try to change the past, the rip keeps growing and the universe appears doomed. It’s going to take something truly extraordinary to sort this mess out.

  • Semi-finalist in the PAGE international Screenwriting awards 2017.

Script available on request to producers.


Frankenstein

A Musical written for the stage
Book, Music & Lyrics by Phil Moore

You might think you know the story, but you've never see it like this before.

 

Script and music demos available on request to producers.

 


Artwork by Max Phipps

Artwork by Max Phipps

The Limpit Odyssey

A radio series in 4 parts

Synopsis

Malcolm Limpit is an unemployed, bored out of his brain, social forget-me-not type of guy looking for something to do.  When he receives an invitation to a party over his new crystal radio set he jumps at the chance.  Only problem is the party is on some planet called Thesmadol 3.

How is Malcolm and his devastatingly attractive girlfriend, Brenda, going to get there?  Who will they meet on the way?  What adventures (or misadventures) will befall them?  Will they even make it to the party without being eaten by a gigantic space whale?  And if they do what will the other guests look like?  And what is the message that Malcolm is supposed to deliver?  And who is he supposed to deliver it to?  And just why is everybody so obsessed with parties anyway?  And what did the old philosopher mean when he said 'There are motives within motives, shadows within shadows'?  And who is this Zog person everyone keeps talking about?  And will Malcolm Limpit, who has until now led an astonishingly unimpressive existence, save the universe?  And does anybody care??

  • Winner of the Ian Reed Radio Play prize in 1989, and purchased for production by ABC. Unfortunately it never made the airwaves due to budget cuts. 

For a sample of other musical works check out the Guffnasm project.


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