Steve Connard

FEATURE FILMS

DOORWAY (mystery/horror feature film) co-written with Joe Velikovsky and optioned by Harbourside Pictures. It is about a group of students who, after an all-night dance party, wake in a strange house with amnesia and find that one of them has been killed.

Read a Scene from DOORWAY (PDF).

SEXY MONEY (current unproduced)

This is a black comedy about two children who want to murder their pretentious parents who are slaves to the social disease of “affluenza”.

Read the Opening scene from SEXY MONEY (PDF).


COMPUTER GAME AND INTERACTIVE MOVIES

I have a long standing interest in the application of film 3 act structure to different types of computer game structure. I wrote the interactive movie MEETINGS WITH LUMINOUS DOGS which seamlessly integrated narrative throughout 1st person game play. DOGS was about a group of children on an excursion into the outback who get enslaved by a shamaness and have to use her magic weapons and powers to escape.

Read a Scene from MEETINGS WITH LUMINOUS DOGS (PDF).

CYBERSWINE was produced by Brilliant Digital Entertainment.

It was a real-time 3D animated sci-fi/action multipath movie based on the comic of the same name. Players constantly controlled the “mood” of CYBERSWINE which changed the way he behaved and subsequently how the story unfolded.

Read the Opening scene of CYBERSWINE. (PDF).

SUPERMAN, THE MENACE OF METALLO was a real-time 3D animated action movie produced by Brilliant Digital Entertainment, directed by Steve Connard who also designed the narrative structure. It was written in conjunction with DC Comics, New York.

Read a Scene flow chart for SUPERMAN (PDF).

POPEYE: THE SUNKEN TREASURE,
POPEYE: THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH
POPEYE: THE RESCUE
These three real-time, 3D animated multipath movies were directed by Steve Connard and produced by Brilliant Digital Entertainment


SCRIPT EDITING & ASSESSMENT

My script editing embraces all considerations for writing narrative for the screen, with particular attention given to story and character development, structure and dramatic questions.

I have compiled a 5 page checklist and writers who are interested in my script editing may contact me to receive this list.


ACADEMIC

SM.F.A. (Film Narrative) by Research 2003-2005 (Full time)
College of Fine Arts, UNSW
Research Topic: Film Narrative
Title of thesis: THE COMEDIC BASE OF BLACK COMEDY: an analysis of black comedy as a unique contemporary film genre
Title of exercise component: SEXY MONEY. First draft of a feature film
Black comedy screenplay.
Completion: 1st May 2005.

Additional Lecturer/ Tutor
Dept of Media Arts, COFA , UNSW
Writing for Digital Media 2004

B.A. Drama
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Major: Film

Diploma in Marketing Studies
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Major: Advertising Copywriting

AUSTRALIAN FILM, TELEVISION & RADIO SCHOOL
Script Editing for Film
Writing for Interactive Multimedia
Scriptwriting for Film & Television

THE HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITING COURSE, Sydney

THE 2ND ACT SCREENWRITING COURSE, Sydney

ROBERT MCKEE SCREEN STORY COURSE, Sydney