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THE FREE WORLD > feature film screenplay


THE FREE WORLD (in development)

Written by Timothy Parish

THE FREE WORLD is based on the dramatic true story of a young man involved in the most unique prison breakout in Australia’s history. On Easter 2002, over a dozen refugees escaped the remote Woomera Detention Centre in the heart of the Australian desert.
The story follows one of these escapees, a young Iranian named AZIZ as he lives moment to moment as a fugitive in Australia, unable to plan for the future, isolated and alone. Although he has escaped prison, he is still not yet free. Only when he stops running, and confronts the forces that seek to imprison him does he find the freedom he has been seeking.

THE FREE WORLD is currently in development with the support of Screen Territory.



SLAM TV is a cutting edge multi-platform series featuring powerful, challenging and inspiring spoken word ‘slam’ poetry combined with inventive animations, video art and short mini-docs.

Hosted by award winning poet Luka Lesson, the series will showcase a new generation of Australian poets from diverse cultures, and gives an insight into contemporary slam poetry culture, rap and literature.

SLAM TV is a smart short form television in a format ideal for online sharing and social media.

Currently in development for ABC ARTS online.

HOST: Luka Lesson

CREATOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Timothy Parish (Verb Studios)
CO-DIRECTOR: Darius Devas (Being Films)
PRODUCER: Adam Farrington-Williams (Perseus Pictures)
PRODUCER: Shannon Swan (Resolution Media)

A STRAY ALIEN > feature film (in development)

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A UFO encounter in the Australian outback drives a young man to learn more about the alien contact only to discover that truth is stranger than science fiction.

One night in the bush outside of Darwin, a young man (Thomas White) witnesses an unexplained phenomena in the sky
while camping – which coincides with a sighting of a UFO in the local newspaper the following day. Thomas starts to
question the truth about extra terrestrial contact when a UFO convention is held in the city where he meets a multitude of characters whose wild theories cause him to question his grip on reality.

Screenplay by Timothy Parish

Currently in second draft phase.

Screenplay available upon request for interested Producers.