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Sean-Paul Thomas Cairns


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Films I wish I had made

TrainSpotting, Ida, Shame, Mr Nobody, Ed Wood, Rocky, Mullholland Drive, Roman Holiday, Vertigo, Annie Hall, Take The Money and Run, My Summer of Love, Promising Young Woman. You Were Never Really Here, In Bruge,

I cried watching

Ida, Rocky, Watership Down, The last of the Mohicans, braveheart

I left the cinema during

Song to Song

Directors I love

Woody Allen, Danny Boyle, Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen, Pawel Pawlikowski

Actors I admire

Brendan Gleeson, Saoirse Ronan, Carey Mulligan, Jonny Depp, Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Robert Carlyle, Michael Fassbender, Bruce Lee, Audrey Hepburn

Writers I respect

Shane Black, Woody Allen, Nora Ephron, Martin McDonagh, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Steve McQueen

Books I have given my friends

Watership Down, Ask the dust, Betty Blue, Bruce Lee - A life

My death row meal

Xmas Dinner and pudding (with Custard)

The best thing I own

My creativity

More about me

Winner of the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship 2020 for my thriller screenplay - Ugly Beautiful. A finalist at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting competition for my recently optioned road trip/fantasy/thriller screenplay - The Old Man and The Princess - Soon to be a major motion picture. A semi-finalist at the Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2021 for my Horror/Thriller screenplay - My Sister and I. One of ten writers selected for the 2020 Nostos Screenwriting Retreat Scholarship in October for my latest Sci-Fi/TV Pilot script - Sagarmatha. A finalist at the Filmatic TV Pilot Awards 2019 for my action/thriller screenplay - Cold Heart. A finalist at the Filmatic Thriller Awards 2020 for my action/thriller screenplay - Cold Heart.

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