Philip Tarl Denson

Feature film

When an introverted dream programmer discovers he is trapped in a client’s dream, he must find a way out and save the woman he secretly loves.


Norman Pips is a socially isolated dream programmer, whose life solely consists of appeasing his landlord, pining for his boss, Claudia, and working for the Ligeia Group, a company specialising in personalised dream fabrication and implantation. During stolen moments at work, Norm secretly programs his own private dream involving Claudia …

About Philip Tarl Denson

Philip Tarl Denson is an award winning screenwriter based in Darwin. Philip has been lucky enough to option several screenplays to producers both in Australia and in the US. Lucid, has attached director Brandon Cronenberg and is currently being packaged for an Australian/Canadian co-production with the assistance of Screen Australia.

Philip has twice been nominated for the Australian Writer’s Guild Monte Millar award for unproduced screenplay and is part of the AWG Pathways Program for emerging screenwriters.

Philip won the 2011 NT Literary award for Screenwriting, was one of four finalists for the Joplin award in the BlueCat international screenplay competition, a finalist in the Fresh Voices screenplay competition (1 of 5 finalists in the science fiction category) and a quarter finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship.
Philip has also been hired to write a feature for a New York based director.
When he isn’t writing Philip is enjoying life with his wife and young family.

Philip Tarl Denson Screenwriter
Philip Tarl Denson