Blaise Hesselgren

 

Blaise Hesselgren is a London based screenwriter represented by Steven Russell at  Collective Talent.

In December 2018 Blaise started writing science fiction scenarios for management consultancy Sci Futures.

In August 2018 Ghosts in the Machine was a Semi Finalist in the Page Awards competition (top 250 of 6,500+)

In September 2017 Blaise started reading scripts for Shore Scripts.

In January 2017 Blaise was commissioned to write a 20 minute short film.

In December 2016 Blaise optioned a low-budget sci-fi noir feature film script to Breakneck Films.

In July 2016 Blaise was selected for the Talent Campus at the London Screenwriter’s Festival 2016, a BFI / skillset backed six month development course for emerging screenwriters.

 

 

Just as evolution is to biological life, so story is to intelligent life.

My Work

REPUBLIC

Logline: An adopted, black and privileged politician wins a referendum to abolish the Monarchy and in the chaotic fall out acquires power, using it to rewrite the UK’s Constitution. Format: A three part political drama for TV. Theme: This is a sideways look at Brexit and the causes of Brexit – focusing on the inequality and privilege that brought us to where we are now. It’s a state of the nation piece about power and who should hold it, and questions who we are, what we are doing and why we are doing it. Protagonist: JUSTIN HERBERT, 40’s, is a privileged black man who was given it all by his...

Ghosts in the Machine

Ghosts in the Machine

  GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE A low–budget sci-fi noir feature. Logline: Trapped inside a computer simulation with its two creators, an emergent AI has to hack into their minds to find the way out into the real world. Ghosts in the Machine is a low budget sci-fi noir in the vein of Ex Machina, Primer, Memento and Inception. Using a nonlinear narrative it jumps between three connected realities: The real world, where a hostage exchange descends into a shoot-out; A computer simulation, where the AI and three characters are trapped; and the human’s memories, which hold the secret to the AI’s origins and the key to escaping the simulation. Characters:...

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

QUICKSILVER  One hour period TV drama series about Isaac Newton’s time as Warden of the Royal Mint. “Breaking Bad meets The Wire in 17th century London.” Season Logline: 1696: Fleeing heartbreak, breakdown and scandal, Isaac Newton arrives in London to join the Royal Mint. There he must complete the Great Recoinage and catch and prosecute the counterfeiter and master criminal William Chaloner to save the British economy. Episode One: On joining the Royal Mint, and with all existing coins illegal tender in five days, Newton has to take control of the Great Recoinage from corrupt bureaucrats and ensure it produces enough new coin to maintain the economy. However, the theft...

The Circus Alternate

The Circus Alternate

THE CIRCUS ALTERNATE (TV Series Pilot) PREMISE: The Faerie Court is in exile in contemporary England, magically disguised as a traditional circus, seeking a way back to their home world, Avalon.   FIRST EPISODE LOGLINE: When an officious Trainee Health and Safety Inspector is sent to investigate the accidental death of a circus performer, his discovery that it was a conspiratorial murder drags him behind the veil of the circus into the dark, fantastical world of the Faerie Court.       SERIES LOGLINE: When a inexperienced but autocratic civil servant discovers the exiled Faerie Court hiding as a traveling circus in rural England, he joins them as an enforcer,...

Albion

Albion

ALBION (Feature screenplay, Period) “From the fury of the Northman, O Lord, deliver us.” LOGLINE: The Dark Ages, 865AD Britain. A sheltered scholar must unite his people and defeat the Viking invasions to become the first King of the English: King Alfred the Great. SYNOPSIS: Alfred, brother to the King, has been exiled to live out his life in a monastery. But when Viking invasions sweep though Britain, conquering it all and killing his brother, Alfred is called on to lead his people. Not only does Alfred face the legendary Viking warlord Ivar the Boneless and his witch Sibba, priestess of their nihilistic God Odin, but he is also constantly undermined by...