The Orchard

Mike Jones


Investigating a murder at a private girls' school a detective falls into a web of arcane folklore & community politics as his own daughter is afflicted by supernatural forces.


When a teenage boy is found dead in the apple orchard grounds of the Nevermoor Girl’s School, police detective Adam Durwood is sent to lead the investigation. Adam is the withdrawn single parent of 12-year-old Lily, and with his estranged wife committed to psychiatric hospital, he struggles to balance the …

About Mike Jones

Mike Jones is a writer, story producer, and script editor whose projects have received numerous AWG, SPA, & ADG awards & nominations.

Mike is best known as an expert in speculative & dark genre narratives but is equally adept in shaping narrative comedy. Currently he serves as story editor with boutique TV production company, SweetPotatoFilms, whose success includes the multi award-winning supernatural drama series, ‘The Kettering Incident’ & upcoming drama series, ‘The Gloaming’. A well regarded script-developer, Mike has served as story producer and script editor for he ABC, Princess Pictures & Everycloud Productions and worked with companies including WarnerBros, Jungle, StartVR, and Essential.

He has also lead long-form script development labs for YouTube, & is story consultant to ABC Signature studios in the US. Mike previously served as a development executive to ScreenAustralia & lectured in story & writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School, where he currently sits on the AFTRS ReFrame industry advisory group.

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