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Who is Geoff Thompson?
Geoff’s first book, WATCH MY BACK, detailing his experiences as a doorman in Coventry for over a decade, became a Sunday Times Best Selling Autobiography. In 2008 it was adapted into a screenplay by Geoff and filmed as a major motion picture, CLUBBED. It premiered in London’s West End, Birmingham and Paris and was nominated for a BIFFA award for Best Film.
Geoff has written forty books, published in 21 languages. He is also the author of hundreds of articles appearing in national magazines and broadsheets, including The Times, GQ and FHM.
His work as a playwright includes: DOORMAN (Liverpool Everyman, Plymouth Theatre Royal and National Tour); FRAGILE (Coventry Belgrade and Edinburgh Festival) and THE PYRAMID TEXTS (Birmingham Rep. and Soho Theatre, London).
His work as a screenwriter includes: BOUNCER, with Ray Winstone and Paddy Considine, which was accepted into 32 international festivals and nominated for a BAFTA: BROWN PAPER BAG, for which he was awarded a BAFTA, ROMANS 12:20 (directors, Shammasian brothers) which won Best Short at the Arpa International Film Festival, Best International Short Film New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, the Grand Prize at The Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Long Form Award at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. And the feature film, THE PYRAMID TEXTS, directed by the Shammasian Brothers and starring James Cosmo, which had its world premiere at The Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2015 and was nominated for Best British Film and won Best Actor (James Cosmo) in a British Film.
Geoff’s third feature film for cinematic release, ROMANS, has been optioned by The Tea Shop & Film Company in London. Paddy Consadine is attached, and it is being shot in July, 2015.
His fourth feature film script for cinema, LAST WILL (adapted from his Sunday Times Best Selling novel, RED MIST) is currently in the production process.
Geoff has finished filming and directing his latest script, THE 20 MINUTE FILM PITCH and is also in pre-production for his 30 minute film THREE SACKS FULL OF HATS.
He recently work-shopped his play, FOOD ORDER, written for actor Nick Holder, at The National Theatre Studio.