David in situ on Dartmoor National Park, England at the setting of Tasered, his new darkly comedic psychosexual thriller.


David M Hinds’ 2024 spec feature screenplay


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Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel


The Happiness Angel, Candy Towne, vents her frustration with the screenwriter David M Hinds in this multi-award winning two-minute teaser/trailer spoof video.

International Film Festival Screenplay Awards

Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel Award Winner Submissions - FilmFreeway
Travancore International Film Awards
November 5, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
THE GREAT BRITAIN SILVER SCREEN AWARDS
October 30, 2023

  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel

Filmzen International Film Competition
September 28, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
Miami Film Critic Award
November 12, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
8 & Halfilm Awards
September 12, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
Dubai International Cine Carnival
September 5, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
World Film Carnival - Singapore
August 23, 2023
  AWARD WINNER – Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel

 

From: FilmFreeway Support <support@filmfreeway.com>

Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2023 at 18:28
Subject: Re: Thank you Ashton for your prompt and kind recent support
To: David Hinds <david@davidmhinds.com>

Hi David, 

It's no problem at all, there's no need to limit your number of times reaching out to us. 

We can confirm the 63 total Award Winner statuses and have attached that file for you. 

We can confirm 8 award wins for TASERED featuring THE HAPPINESS ANGEL as well. This file is also attached for you. 

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. 

Best, 

Ashton 
FilmFreeway Team 

support@filmfreeway.com 
FilmFreeway

All Award Winner Submissions - FilmFreeway


Cannes World Art Festival
November 1, 2023
AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Travancore International Film Awards
November 5, 2023 
AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
THE GREAT BRITAIN SILVER SCREEN AWARDS
October 30, 2023 
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
Filmzen International Film Competition
September 28, 2023 
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
Miami Film Critic Award
November 12, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
David Film Festival
October 29, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Frida Film Festival
October 9, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Cannes World Art Festival
November 1, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards
September 16, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
8 & Halfi lm Awards
September 12, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
Dubai International Cine Carnival
September 5, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
World Film Carnival - Singapore
August 23, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered featuring The Happiness Angel
French International Modern Film and Script Festival
September 5, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
New Wave International Script & Film Festival
November 13, 2023 
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Berlin International Screenwriting Festival
September 14, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Filmatic Filmfare
October 10, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Naples Film Awards
September 10, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Rome Movie Awards
August 12, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Golden Wheat Awards
July 30, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Dona Paula International Film Awards
July 1, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
The Singapore International Competition
July 10, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Oxford Script Awards
May 18, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Online
August 12, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
New York Screenwriting Awards
March 20, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Golden Draft Awards
January 30, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
London International Screenwriting Competition
February 27, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Oxford Script Awards
February 6, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Page Turner Screenplays
December 25, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Golden Wheat Awards
September 15, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Close Film Festival
October 24, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Venus Community Awards
August 20, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
New York Movie Awards
July 5, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Florence Film Awards
July 5, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Stanley Film Awards
July 11, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Sweet Democracy Film Awards
July 9, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
8 & Halfi lm Awards
July 11, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Best Script Award - London
August 22, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
June 18, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Hamburg Indie Film Festival
September 5, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered 
Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
June 6, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered 
Golden Eagle International Film Festival
May 30, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
International Manhattan Film Awards
July 1, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Indie Cine Tube Awards
July 7, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival
June 18, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
May 15, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Oniros Film Awards® - New York
May 6, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
Paris Art and Movie Awards, PAMA
August 21, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel
WorldFest-Houston International Film Awards
April 19, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - The Happiness Angel

    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Kosice International Film Festival
May 16, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Oniros Film Awards® - New York
January 6, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
European Cinematography AWARDS
September 10, 2023
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered
Prague International Film Awards
April 3, 2022
    AWARD WINNER - Tasered


David and his wife Tatiana at the Paris Art and Movie Awards, Summer 2022.

Hollywood Latest

Ashley Scott Meyers SYS Screenplay Assessment: THE HAPPINESS ANGEL

This is is an extract from the latest Hollywood assessment dated 07/03/2023.

Title: THE HAPPINESS ANGEL
Overall Grade*: recommend

The reader graded your screenplay in 6 categories:

  • Concept: recommend
  • Characters: recommend
  • Structure: recommend
  • Marketability: recommend
  • Tone: recommend
  • Craft: recommend

A note about our grading system: The 'pass, consider, recommend' grading system is very typical in Hollywood, which is why we adopted it for the contest. You can look at the grades like this:

Pass means the reader thought the screenplay needs quite a bit of work.

Consider means the reader thought there were some interesting/well executed things about the screenplay, but it still needs some work before it is ready for production.

Recommend means the reader thought the screenplay is well written and needs little work, if any, to be ready for production.

Thanks,

Ashley Scott Meyers

info@sellingyourscreenplay.com



Tasered Synopsis

LOGLINE: After a celebrity therapist known online as The Happiness Angel is tasered, she experiences the real-life taser-related disorder EXCITED DELIRIUM. She develops a compulsion to attack her lovers mid-act, electrifying her sex life and transforming her into a dangerous Jekyll and Hyde-type personality.

Inspired by true events, TASERED (together with its associate title THE HAPPINESS ANGEL) is a multi-award-winning feature screenplay with BEST THRILLER and BEST COMEDY wins at WorldFest Houston – established 55 years ago – plus 61 other 2022/23 International Film Festival outright wins during development. This phenomenal award-winning run has been independently verified by FilmFreeway.

TASERED fires into high-stakes conflict through a captivating opening scene in the Dartmoor National Park: Candy, acting as a good Samaritan and triggered by past trauma, mistakes a young married couple participating in a kidnap/hostage sex romp for the real deal. Layers of deceit and mystery are at play in this inciting incident. The ambiguity, twists and turns set the tone for the misinterpretation and espionage to come. Determined to rescue the ‘hostage’, Candy gives chase in her car. There’s a confrontation and a crash! The husband – referred to as the ‘kidnapper’ – is killed and Candy’s key contradiction is exposed: she’s reckless, yet selfless!

The heart of this female-led, darkly comedic thriller set in the UK lies in the psychosexual powerplay between its main cast. In Hollywood speak, Candy Towne – The Happiness Angel – is a tough-as-nails Erin Brockovich denouncing the taser industry with Basic Instinct's Catherine Tramell lurking inside her, Killing Eve-style.

Candy’s mental instability is a fascinating juxtaposition to her success as a wellness influencer. She’s a 30-year-old high-profile dame with an embarrassing problem, regular clients and a weekly vlog to post. Her performance is sharp and sexy with a temperament and a tongue quicker than her brain.

I am an award-winning (Daily Express Award for Innovation, 1993) stress management consultant specializing in problems of the subconscious mind. Professionally, I know these characters inside out... They rock!

My first in a series of health books – and still in print today – After Stroke, published by Thorsons (UK) in 2000 and HarperCollins (USA) in 2001 featured in an episode of BBC TV’s Cornish Chronicles; on ITV’s This Morning show with Richard Madeley, and on Channel 5 TV News.

My lifetime of mental health expertise is invested in TASERED. With mental health problems at an all-time high, the unique premise and dynamic characters in this high concept, cross-genre screenplay should connect and appeal to both young and older adults in today’s interconnected digital world.

Biography - David M Hinds

David is a Stress Management Consultant by profession and the subconscious mind is his area of expertise. In 1987 David turned his pilot stress management practice into an award-winning nationwide franchise. By 1994 the enterprise had grown to 92 consultancies, and David had made his first million pounds.

But then he did something that no stress manager should ever do...

He suffered a stroke that paralysed one side of his body from mouth to foot while still in the prime of life. Three days later, in hospital, he had another stroke; this one was serious. 

He lost everything: his business, his house, the jet-set lifestyle, the fast cars and the fast women, but he was not prepared to settle for life in a wheelchair. Adopting stress management techniques that he had once used to help his clients to overcome their psychological problems, he made a full recovery over a four-year period while convalescing in the Cornish fishing village of Polperro.

After recovering from the two major strokes and a sub-clavian bypass operation, David wrote the non-fiction self-help book After Stroke, which was first published in the UK in February 2000 by Thorsons, in the USA by HarperCollins, and in Japan by Sun Choh with sales of 20,000 copies in the UK alone.

After Stroke was also picked up by the media, and David’s story was a full-page feature in the Sunday Express Colour Magazine. He was also interviewed on BBC TV, Channel 5 News, and ITV’s THIS MORNING programme with Richard and Judy. Richard Madeley, live on TV, described the book as “excellent”. 

Eoin Redahan of The UK Stroke Association described the book as “A warm and motivating read.” 

Sir Peter J Morris, FRCS, FRS, Nuffield Professor of Surgery, University of Oxford, who wrote the foreword, stated that After Stroke was “Invaluable not only for people who have had a stroke but also for their carers.”

David is the author of a series of professional stress management training manuals for industry, Countdown to Love, and The Little Book of Recovery, as well as Beat Depression, published by Hodder and Stoughton, with an Arabic edition by Jarir. He lives with his wife, Tatiana, a mathematician and teacher, in Plymouth, Devon.  

In 2023 - after 7 years perfecting his latest screenplay through 12 major re-writes - David will commence marketing TASERED (THE HAPPINESS ANGEL) to the film industry.


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The author and his wife at the Paris Art & Movie Awards

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Previous Published Work

In the Media

Click here to view the David M Hinds TV Interview on This Morning with Richard & Judy - 3rd February 2000

Copyright

WGA Registration Number:  2128360

Library of Congress United States

Copyright Registration:  PAu 4-098-739
Copyright Witness (UK) Reg:  284691426


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