In Development

FEATURE FILM PROJECTS:

RACE WITH THE DEVIL   WRITER: Adam Spellicy
SYNOPSIS: A psychogeographic rock and roll ghost story based on the life of 50s singer Gene Vincent, a man who wanted to be immortal... even if it killed him. 

- Winner: McCraith House Residency courtesy of RMIT, Film Victoria & AWG (2017)
- Screenplay developed with assistance from Scripted Ink (2017)

- Winner (2nd Prize): 2004 Nashville Screenwriters Conference Screenplay Competition

MARY, MARY   WRITERS: Adam Spellicy & Penelope Chai
(Adapted from a short story by Shane M. Brown)     
SYNOPSIS:  In a future society where women have been replaced by identical submissive clones, Mary’s fight to prove her humanity becomes a battle for her survival.

- Winner: 2016 AWG Monte Miller Award - Long Form Category
- Winner: 2016 AWG John Hinde Award for Best Unproduced Science Fiction Screenplay
- Finalist: 2015 AWG INSITE Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay
- Screenplay developed with funding from Screen Australia (2013 / 2014)

THE LAST PULSE   WRITER: Adam Spellicy
(Adapted from the novel by Anson Cameron)
PRODUCER: Trevor Blainey
DIRECTOR: Matthew Saville
SYNOPSIS: After a drought drives his wife to suicide, a South Australian farmer blows up a Queensland dam, releasing a mighty flood. He rides down the resurrected river on a stolen boat, hoping to evade authorities long enough to be welcomed
home a hero.

MURDER BALLAD   WRITER: Adam Spellicy
SYNOPSIS: A musician on a songwriting sabbatical at a remote rural cabin is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic event from the past that happened within its walls…

JADE DRAGON   WRITERS: Adam Spellicy & Aaron Hawke
PRODUCERS: Margaret Tillson, Sher Li Tan, Darcy Yuille & Lisa Leong
SYNOPSIS: When an ambitious ballet student is harassed by a predatory gangster, she must abandon her dreams and learn to defend herself using the ancient martial art of Wing Chun. 

TINGO   WRITERS: Adam Spellicy & Scout Cripps
SYNOPSIS: After surviving a plane crash in the Australian outback, a schoolgirl bonds with a wild Dingo during her perilous trek back to civilisation. But when hunters threaten the Dingo, the girl must choose between salvation or loyalty to her newfound friend.

- Screenplay developed with assistance from ScreenACT's Accelerator Pod (2017)

TV PROJECTS:

BULADJANG  (TV Mini-Series)   WRITER: Adam Spellicy
(From a story by Adam Spellicy & Tony McMahon) 
PRODUCER: Trevor Blainey
SYNOPSIS: When an ambitious collector of Aboriginal art uncovers the secret indigenous mythology of a forbidden region known as ‘Buladjang’ (‘Sickness Country’), he becomes an unwitting pawn in an illegal US uranium mining operation - and a CIA plot to overthrow the Whitlam government. A conspiracy thriller with cultural, political and spiritual overtones.

SHORT FILM PROJECTS:

TURN RIGHT   WRITER: Adam Spellicy [Download Screenplay PDF]
SYNOPSIS: Mark, a timid young service station employee, is robbed at gunpoint by former schoolmate Daniel. Having been recognised, Daniel abducts Mark with the implied intention of killing him. A dark comedy on the road from boyhood to manhood, where bad directions lead to irrevocable actions.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD   WRITER: Adam Spellicy [Download Screenplay PDF]
(Adapted from a short story by Michael De Valle)
SYNOPSIS: John Coleman, father to a murdered son and newly unemployed, wanders the streets of Melbourne searching for a way to deal with his overwhelming sense of loss and reconnect with the world around him. He finds deliverance in a simple act of empathy and shared grief...