Seaham scriptwriter hopes his spooky work will make it big

Film - maker Wayne Thompson of Seaham with his Script Endless Night, which has made it through to the final of a national competition.
Film - maker Wayne Thompson of Seaham with his Script Endless Night, which has made it through to the final of a national competition.
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A MOVIE maker is hoping to capture the attention of the industry after his script made it through to a national competition.

Wayne Thompson works as a substance misuse worker for the NHS by day, but spends his spare time channelling his creativity into making features as part of Eze as Pi, a business he runs with two other film buffs.

His latest project was to write The Endless Night, a story of friendship and tragedy with a spooky twist, which has won a place in Film The House.

It celebrates up-and-coming film producers, directors and writers through a parliamentary-backed challenge and aims to raise the profile of copyright and creative industries within the Government.

The contest invited entries in to five categories and submissions were nominated by the MP who represents where they live, with Wayne backed by Easington MP Grahame Morris.

Wayne, from Seaham, will travel to London at the end of next month to Westminster, where the winners will announced, with the 38-year-old hoping to rub shoulders with movers and shakers from the industry to further the work of Eze as Pi.

A total of 71 films from 54 constituencies were submitted to the competition.

Wayne said: “When it said Houses of Parliament on it, I thought ‘I’ve done nothing wrong,’ but then opened it and it was a nice surprise.

“If I can get funding to make it, I absolutely would.”

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