Simon Wilkinson is a London born, Anglo-Irish author and screenwriter – now based in North Yorkshire.
After spending years as a history teacher, museum curator and animal sanctuary manager, Simon started writing professionally in 2013.
He primarily writes historical drama and war stories with a British / Irish focus, but also has a passion for science fiction.
Simon is currently working on several new projects for film, television and radio and is still no closer to completing that first novel…
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In 2015 – Simon’s drama script, “The Harp Without the Crown” was a semi-finalist in the Adapted & True Story Screenplay Competition and his drama script, “Bluebirds” was a quarter-finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.
In 2016 – “Bluebirds” was accepted as a finalist in the Women’s Independent Film Festival (Fall 2016) plus it was a semi-finalist in both the WE Screenplay Diverse Voices competition and the Table Read My Screenplay – Park City contest. Also in 2016, his short screenplay, “No Man’s Land” was a semi-finalist in the Scriptwood Screenplay Competition and his comedy script, “Saving Joey” won the Rebel Seed Film & Script Showcase title for Best Feature Script Pitch.
So far in 2017 – “Bluebirds” was the winner of the Women’s Film & Script Showcase 2017, was a finalist in the California Women’s Film festival 2017, a semi-finalist (top 30) in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest 2016 and made the Screenwriting Goldmine 2017 “Long List” (top 32 scripts).