Duncan Payne
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  • Santa Barbara, CA
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My current Project Title:
Secrets and Snow
I describe myself as a
screen writer
About me - current project:
Current project: BABY BOY: Loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex.

I have been a criminal defense attorney… everything from shoplifting to murder. The precision required to write a script, believe it or not, is quite a bit harder than writing an appellate brief. And… more fun.
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
TAKING PICTURES: Zane Grey Award - Best Screenplay - Catalina Film Festival

Official Selection: Beverly Hills Film Festival

Official Selection: Beverly Hills International Film Festival

Official Selection: Classic City Film Festival - Athens Georgia
My home region is:
So Cal

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At 9:51pm on September 30, 2015, Mr Abraham Akim said…

Good Day,

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Have a wonderful day

Thanks God bless.


At 10:28am on April 18, 2015, Duncan Payne said…

Hi everyone.  Looking forward with great interest to the upcoming festival. I would be interested in starting a conversation about older writers and the benefits and detriments that may be a factors associated with age.  I feel in some ways that my writing has more depth but at the same time it feels that extreme violence is taking over the field.  Of course Macduff cuts off Macbeth's head and carries it on stage, Oedipus plucks out his eyes and Titus Andronicus makes stew out of Tamara's sons.  If violence is not present is the writer "shooting themselves in the foot" by not adding "blood and guts" to the screenplay?  Does a great story combined with great writing trump violence or are each of those elements necessary for a marketable script?  I'm interested in what other's think.  Thanks.  Duncan



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