Simon Proud

Feature film

In 1970s Nebraska, Jesse, a young drifter cursed to become a werewolf every full moon, is taken in by a kindly farming family.


Nebraska, 1973. Jesse, a teenage drifter, is cursed to become a werewolf one night of every month – the night the moon shines its fullest. Unable to end his own existence, he aimlessly wanders the wide, empty places of America, yearning for the company of others but spurning it for …

About Simon Proud

Born in Rathmines on the NSW coast, Australian screenwriter Simon Proud grew up as a child of the epic adventure cinema era of the late Seventies and eighties. Watching the movies of Spielberg and Lucas, as well as iconic genre definers like American Werewolf in London, Poltergeist, and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Proud developed a passion for stories of ordinary people in extraordinary scenarios. His writings have earned him several important accolades and attracted the interest of a number of notable industry figures in Australia. In 2010 he was the winner of the Short Screenplay Category of the Night of Horror International Film Festival for the werewolf inspired Three Moons; in 2011 his screenplay New Kid was shortlisted for the Australian Writers Guild’s Terror Australis Competition; in 2012 he was nominated for the Monte Miller Award for his comedy pilot Clinton Black’s Class for the Modern Liar, which was subsequently picked up for possible development by one of Australia’s foremost film producers, Gillian Armstrong; his co-written 2013 screenplay Leech was shortlisted for Tropfest; and in 2014 he was once again nominated for the Monte Miller Award for his feature length screenplay Umbra.

Simon Proud Screenwriter
Simon Proud