Elan Durham @europabridge1
Writer, Editor, and Photographer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a screenwriter, former university prof, and editor who is also available to edit or write your blogs or Instagram posts ... My screenplays are based in the United Kingdom, and range from 'Adventures in Paradise' a hackgate expose, to romantic thrillers, and animated classics ... 'Adventures in Paradise' takes the News of The World hacking scandal in London, and from that rather serious material creates a romantic comedy with enough drama, suspense, and intrigue to just trepass into Hitchcock territory. Privacy, the people's right to know, privilege, power, and love as a real possibility are all explored. On one level, I raise questions about the idea of relatedness in an age when everyone can be connected through social media but in increasingly invasive and dubious ways ... (Charlie Brooker's British television series 'Black Mirror' comes to mind here.)
It's a mixed genre screenplay that's romantic, funny, tender, dramatic, and at times savage with a plot bump about every 5 minutes. Think romantic comedy with serious ideas set in the poshest locations in London, Cornwall, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Geneva, Marbella, and St John ... With 20 major acting roles, and another 20 or so in the featured cast, 'Adventures' is an actor's gold mine, and brings its locations alive in real ways.
There are Downton Abbey aspects to the film, while other scenes take us into the company of Liverpudlian thugs, and spoiled Hollywood brats ... The range is huge, wide, deep, and funny.
'Adventures in Paradise' is copyrighted and registered with the WGA, and has become my favorite pet project mostly because I believe it has legs. Other projects include Return to Paradise, a sequel, and Pride and Prejudice and Teddy Bears in 3-D.
Contact me at 1-617-583-3950 or follow @europabridge1 on Instagram or Twitter for more information.