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Eleanor Verner

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Feature Film
MARRIAGES AT CLARIDGE'S
   Musical / Romantic Comedy

When a famous actress vanishes, auditions for a new musical give an ambitious reporter her chance to investigate, but her first big scoop has more twists and turns than the leading man – who is also her lead suspect.

Sucessful submission to the BBC Writersroom 2014
    
ALDERNEY​
Historical Horror / Thriller
   
In the aftermath of WWII, a Nazi officer eludes the British troops hunting him and strikes up a menacing relationship with a visiting troop entertainer, who vanishes shortly after. To find her the British soldiers must now enter his domain - a maze of booby-trapped tunnels.

Semi-Finalist - Screen-craft Horror Competition 2015
Quarter-Finalist - Final Draft ‘Big Break’ Competition 2015 (1st Draft)
    
IVORY MEN
Thriller
   
In remote Botswana, a luxury mobile safari cut off by wildfire come into conflict with gang of poachers, but as they are forced to band together in order to escape the desert alive, it becomes less and less clear who the real villians are.

(Current work)
    
TV Pilots
THE TIDE LINE
   Crime / Thriller

DCI Salter heads up a new amphibious detective unit to tackle the violent drug wars plaguing the coast, but a gang leader bearing a personal grudge is making sure she struggles to stay afloat.
SALT-BOXER
Historical Drama
Lady Grace Palmer has an alter ego that stalks the criminal underworld of Regency London, helping the thief-takers to put evil men into the ‘salt-boxes’ at Newgate prison.


Semi-finalist - Screencraft TV Pilot Comeptition 2015
    
GOOD FOOD GUY
Comedy
   
Food critic, Guy Pickles, struggles to maintain his TV persona against a tide intensifying neurosis and loathing of foodie culture.
    
Radio
THE 3D PRINTING WARS
 Sci-fi /Comedy  

What if children could print anything in their own homes, and those children were genetically engineered to be more intelligent than the adults?
    
UNDERSTRAND
 Folktale / Chiller  

A couple in a relationship that's heading for the rocks, become trapped in a remote, Norfolk  pub, passing the time with the locals and their ghost stories , but when a stranger arrives from the night their reality is transformed into a far more chilling tale.
    
THE KEEN
Thriller

The grand-daughter of an avid wild swimmer who disappeared forty years ago, retraces her steps through the forgotten swimming spots of England and Ireland, until she finds her own life is dovetailing towards the same, terrifying conclusion.

(Current work)
Plays
POLITICS PARTY
Comedy / Drama
   
In Pre-Cameron London, moonlighting actors form the waiting staff at a private and politically sinister gathering, and see if they can influence future politics  from back-of-house.

(Current work)
    
SCHOOL RUMOURS
Comedy / Short

A veteran biology teacher attempts to engage her GCSE class’s interest in science by disproving the wild gossip surrounding an errant student.
    
Shorts
SARDINES
Comedy

Tim hates sardines. Unfortunatley he's trapped on a boat with nothing to eat but sardines and he has competition from a malicious and invisible cat who plans to survive him.
   

    
ONE FELL SOUP
Comedy

Macbeth reimagined at a vegetable competition in darkest, rural scotland.
   Unemployed and nagged, Mac only gets out of bed in the morning for his turnips, so when three sinister housewives tell him he’s going to win this year’s vegetable competition, Mac suddenly sees an opportunity to change his fortune -  but can he ever wash the beetroot juice from his hands? What if the village drunk sobers up? Vegetables are about to get dead serious.
       
NO MAN'S ISLAND
Historica l/ Thriller
   
In the aftermath of WW2, German prisoners clear mines from a beach on a sweltering day, overseen by their British captors, but when a mine is missed and deaths narrowly avoided, both sides plunge into the sea in companionable celebration. But lingering tensions threaten to erupt into violence when they realise that, naked, they can’t be told apart by the gunman watching them. Will they choose friendship or violence?
    
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