Bill Birney

Screenwriter

TELEVISION

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Autopilot

Four part television series

It performs like a car and has a bunch of swell features, but it also has a point of view, and it can kill if it wants.

 

SCREENPLAYS

ALONE WITH HIS THOUGHTS

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Something for
Dr. Thode

A psychiatrist traveling to pick up a professional award has no idea the difficulties he will encounter and the gifts he will receive along the way.

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The Back Door

When a journalism student at a community college interviews for an intern job, she isn’t expecting to get thrown in the deep end.

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FREEDOM

INVASION OF THE
FIFTH DIMENSION

Two young people receive the ultimate punishment for prying into the secrets of a future dystopian civilization – their freedom.

People of the earth take action when they learn their negative human traits are controlled by creatures from another dimension.

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Day 3

A truly unbelievable break comes to a cynical, washed-up actor when he refuses to do a death scene on the last day of a movie shoot.

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FOOTSTEPS

The lives of three women are thrown into turmoil by the unexpected return of their physically abusive husband and father.

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treadmill

A man dares to break away from a society that bans emotions and desire to discover what it feels like to be human.

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Alone with His Thoughts

A psychotic college genius is driven to cleanse the human race when he finds himself alone with his thoughts in a remote cabin.

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People in Cars

A wannabe psychologist helps a man, found half-dead in the desert, break through total amnesia, and narrowly survive a plan to abduct and kill him.

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WHERE WE ARE

After the sudden death of his wife and daughter, a man and his young son find inner peace by discovering that right here is where we are.

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Barbara Blyth
The girl you've always known

A fictional star of Hollywood’s Golden Age reveals how her meteoric rise and fateful crash were set in motion by strange beings with pendulous earlobes.

 

BIO

Bill Birney

I started writing professionally in 1982 as a TV promo producer and editor and continued with commercial and corporate videos. I decided to try screenwriting in 1989 with “After Alice,” a romcom about how a man deals with getting dumped. After that I tried different genres – drama, action, some sci-fi, dramedy, and all while maintaining a day job.

I learned more about screenwriting from books and groups, talking with industry people, and writing more. In 2000, I was a tech writer at Microsoft – books, online articles and videos, help. But until now, I’ve never tried to sell a screenplay. Here I have polished and updated the best of my attempts and feel they are ready for your consideration.

 

Thanks, Bill

 

Thank you for your interest

The best way to contact me is with email. I'm happy to send full scripts, answer questions, do Zoom meetings, and so on.  Bill

CONTACT