Michael Maynard

FILM

Freestyle –
UK Cinematic Release 2010. Director: Kolton Lee; Producer: Lincia Daniel.
Teen movie about a suburban girl who uses the world of freestyle basketball to fight prejudice and win the heart of her urban rival.
Winner of Film London’s Micro-budget Film Initiative 2007
Winner of UK Film Council’s 25 words or less New Writing Initiative. 2004

Games Men Play –
Status: Production finance 55% complete. Director: John Akomfrah; Producer: Lincia Daniel.
Drama about a man, who returns to inner-city Birmingham after 16 years in America to find a son, he never knew he had, in desperate need of fatherly love.
Selected for development and part financing by West Midlands Screen.
Selected for Moonstone Screenwriter’s Lab 2001 and EAVE Writer/Producer programme 2000.

Lovers’ Rock –
Status: In development.
Romantic comedy about an African-American woman’s quest to find true love in London.
Selected for development by Performing Arts Lab (PAL) in 2003.

Honour Amongst Thieves –
Status: In development.
Thriller about an ex-boxer who tries to unravel the suspicious death in the ring of his friend.
Winner of the Focus On Talent Scriptwriting competition.

Shades of Black  –
Status: In development
A period drama about a black bareknuckle fighter bent on revenge learns the true meaning of being a champion in 18th Century London.
Based on my original radio play broadcast on Radio 4 in 1998.

TELEVISION

Doctors (Conflict of Interest)
Status: Broadcast Jan 2005
A wine taster has to confront his past when he loses his sense of smell.

COMEDY

Me, Myself and Id
Status: In development
Sitcom: After the death of his mother, Richard promises to give up his womanising ways and settle down with the right woman only his alter ego won’t let him.

Seventh Son
Status: In development.
Children’s Comedy Drama.
A 12-year old boy uses the gift of second sight to steer his friends and family away from danger.
Won place on BBC’S Children’s Comedy Drama Writing Scheme.

RADIO

Shades of Black
Broadcast Radio 4’s Saturday Afternoon Play slot January in 1998
As in feature film above.

NOVEL

Games Men Play
Published in 1996 by X-press Books.
Four males in inner-city Birmingham come to terms with their lives and loves.