Hoop

Catherine Prosser, Paul Bissett

Feature film
Comedy

When a time-travelling hula-hoop zaps 11yo Molly to 1986, she and her uptight sister from another timeline must stop the collapse of the universe.

Synopsis

My name is Molly Khong and I’m 11 years old. Every minute of my life is scheduled by my parents — and my phone won’t let me forget it. PING! Wake up — BLEEP! Sax practice — BIP! BIP! Interact with family — BUZZZZ! Scratch nose. My world feels totally …

About Catherine Prosser

Catherine comes from the often surreal world of live theatre and has worked with many writers and directors in creating and developing original works.

As one half of the writing partnership that is Magenius, she has been commissioned to write plays (“7 Great Inventions of the Industrial Age” for Sally Greenaway in 2016 and “Da Vinci’s Apprentice” for Musica Viva in 2018) as well as a children’s podcast, animated TV series for 6—9 year olds and a teen comedy feature film, all slated for production in 2019.

She recently discovered one of her first literary efforts, a 7,000 word effort at age 10, which can only be described as ‘Enid Blyton meets Arthur C Clarke’. She promises to use fewer adjectives from now on.

She’s now devoting all her energies to full-time writing and collaboration.  Current projects include ‘The Last Days of Oliver Young’, a feature focusing on the brave new world of retirement, and ‘Poems from Parenthood’, a collection of humorous verse.

About Paul Bissett

Paul is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. His TV Pilot “Above the Angelic” won 3rd prize in the LA-based Page International Screenwriting Awards. His feature film “In Search of an Ending” was a Top 50 finalist in the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship and will be produced and directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English) in 2019.

One of Paul’s earliest efforts in writing, at age four, read “Once upon a time. It is Thursday. A spaceship came down. The end.” This was just the beginning of his love for stories about warped realities.

As well as writing for the screen, Paul has co-written theatrical productions performed around Australia and podcasts for primary school-aged children.

Paul is an in-demand commercial writer; his TVCs, videos and radio ads have helped hundreds of businesses and organisations nationally and internationally.

Paul is also the Director of the ACT Writers Centre and is passionate about supporting writers and their work.

Australian Screenwriter Catherine Prosser
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Catherine Prosser
Australian Screenwriter Paul Bissett
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Paul Bissett