the egg

The blurb about me in the current Interzone mentions this short film from a while back, so I thought I’d post it up here for the curious. It’s based on one of the first decent(ish) short stories I ever wrote, and represents my first short story sale. Actually, this was the little story that could. First of all, it got me a place on an awesome screenwriting course, then it won first prize in a competition judged by Graham Joyce, and then I sold it to a film company. Honestly, watching the film now makes me cringe – for all the  bad writing they left in, and all the bad writing they added along the way. But despite its weaknesses, this story marks the moment when I became a real writer.

The Egg


2 Replies to “the egg”

  1. I very much enjoyed, “The Egg.” A pity the characters talk with such a strong accent though as it makes it a bit hard for a Yank to follow. I am a Californian and we have no accent at all, as you know.
    Sawbuck Steve

  2. I’m tempted to say that it is more enjoyable if you don’t really understand 😉 It was filmed in Barrow-in-Furness, which has a coastline and some hills, but really nothing else in common whatsoever with any part of California. Or anywhere, really.

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