Stupid Dead Boy

Alex Vickery-Howe

Feature film

Three high school friends plot to drug and humiliate an unfaithful boyfriend, only to discover his dead body instead.


Giselle, Florence and Paige have been friends since year 8. Giselle has no conscience: she knows how to read people to get exactly what she wants. Florence has eyes for every boy on the horizon, blithely trampling hearts under her four-inch stilettos. Studious Paige ought to have outgrown their selfish …

About Alex Vickery-Howe

Alex Vickery-Howe is an award-winning playwright and emerging director/screenwriter.

In 2008, he made his writing debut with Once Upon a Midnight a bilingual, bicultural horror rock musical in Okinawa, Japan, where it opened the Kijimuna Festival (Japan’s largest theatre festival for young audiences) and played to rave reviews and full houses, before selling out again at the Adelaide OzAsia Festival.

Since then, he has written extensively for the stage in partnership with a number of theatre companies.

On screen, Alex has written the short film Always the Quiet Ones and written/directed, and self-funded, the short films Bed Bugs, Nocturn, Dinner with Hugo, The Dating Scene and Goddess, which have played to a variety of international festivals.

Alex is currently working on the feature screenplay, Witching Hour, with ongoing support from JDR Screen while editing his first novel Pan’s Daughter and developing content for television.

He holds a PhD from Flinders University, where he specialises in writing internationally for younger audiences.

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