As in previous years, a balanced mix of producers, agents, distributors and sales agents from the UK film community were invited to submit nominations of their most liked and recommended unproduced screenplays.

Their nominations have been compiled, creating the 2013 Brit List.

Interestingly, this year there was a wider spread of scripts nominated, with fewer achieving the 3 votes or more needed in order to appear on the list.

Every effort has been made to supply accurate information. Apologies for any inaccuracies or misspellings.

Download The Brit List: Film 2013 (PDF)

7 recommendations

THE SURVIVALIST by Stephen Fingleton (Independent Talent Group)

Producers: Robert Jones/Wayne Godfrey

Genre: Thriller
Summary: Years after lack of resources result in much of the world’s population dying off, a survivalist is living alone on a farm until a woman and her seventeen year old daughter show up looking for cover.

6 recommendations

TALE OF TWO CITIES by David Farr (Curtis Brown Group)

Producers: Origin Pictures/BBC Films

Genre: Drama
Summary: A bold new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

5 recommendations

INVASION by Joe Barton (Independent Talent Group)

Producers: Raw/Film Four

Genre: Thriller
Summary: A US-set psychological thriller with science-fiction elements.

TRIGGER by Lindsay Shapero (Blake Friedman Agency)

Producers: Met Film Productions/BFI

Genre: Dark Comedy
Summary: A twisted detective thriller centred around a teenage boy investigating his own suicide.

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY by Guy Jenkin & Andy Hamilton (Berlin Associates)

Producers: Origin Pictures/BBC Films

Genre: Comedy Drama
Summary: From the creators of hit TV show ‘Outnumbered’, comes the story of a family going through a difficult divorce who turn up at a family gathering and find themselves tested by a series of extraordinary circumstances.

YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD by Emma Forest (Casarotto)

Producers: Ruby Films/Warner Bros

Genre: Drama
Summary: Based on Emma Forest’s memoir of the same name.

4 recommendations

SON OF MAN by Hania Elkington (United Agents)

Producers: World Productions/BFI

Genre: Comedy
Summary: A rites of passage comedy about an obese, bullied Catholic schoolboy with a gift for art and an eccentric saint fixation, who learns what it means to be a man in the unlikely setting of a teenage pregnancy class.

3 recommendations

BUMMER by Andrew Yerlett (Curtis Brown Group)

Producers: Escape Films

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Summary: A teenage couple, in the throes of first love, discover their parents are engaged to be married meaning they will become brother and sister, unless they can find a way to stop the fast-approaching wedding.

COMPETITION by Sean Buckley (Knight Hall Agency) & Martina Amati (Independent Talent Group)

Producers: Cowboy Films/Film Four

Genre: Drama
Summary: Visceral coming of age tale set in the world of gymnastics.

DRIVEN by David Leon & Rashid Razak (Curtis Brown Group)

Producers: Zeitgeist Films

Genre: Crime Thriller
Summary: Loosely autobiographical film based on David Leon’s childhood experiences growing up in Newcastle in the late 80s and early 90s.

FUTURES by Rob Green (Michelle Kass Associates)

Producers: Starchild Pictures

Genre: Thriller
Summary: Time-travel thriller in London’s financial world.

HARRY’S BLONDE by Caradog James (Michelle Kass Associates)

Producers: Dan Films

Genre: Comedy Horror
Summary: A teenage boy comes of age with the help of two feuding serial killers.

POSH (aka THE RIOT CLUB) by Laura Wade (Knight Hall Agency)

Producers: Blueprint Pictures

Genre: Comedy drama
Summary: Adaptation of Laura Wade’s hit stage play.

SECOND COMING by Debbie Tucker Green (The Agency)

Producers: Hillbilly Films/Film Four

Genre: Drama
Summary: Jackie is pregnant and knows that it’s not her husband’s. She also knows she’s slept with no-one else. She doesn’t know if she’s losing her mind.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS by Tom Nash (Berlin Associates)

Producers: Embargo Films/BFI

Genre: Thriller
Summary: A hitman befriends the children of the man he’s trying to kill.