An original romantic comedy by Lucy Floyd. A feature film developed between 2000 and 2006 with director John Henderson (Loch Ness).


When writer's block threatens a £5m contract, best-selling author Max McLaughlin is forced to hire ghost-writer Ros Lambert to complete his unfinished novel. Max's agent banishes both writers to a remote cottage in the Highlands where their secret collaboration will be safe from discovery. But Max and Ros are not alone. Unwittingly, they are shadowed by their own fictional creations; Max's bad-boy alter ego, the hard-bitten private eye Seamus O'Malley, and the neglected heroine of Ros's books, feisty feminist Detective Chief Inspector Karen Kirkland. As real life begins to overtake fiction, and the plot (of the book) goes out the window, their dysfunctional families and jealous lovers become bent on discovering their hideaway. As they converge on the retreat, for different reasons and with different expectations, the story heads towards a misunderstandingfest of epic proportions. In this screwball romantic comedy, Max and Ros must find the strength to resolve their identity crises in a high stakes challenge that leads to the final twist, and a feel good ending.

About The Writer

The Secret, Lucy' Floyds original two-part thriller for BBC1, was broadcast in spring 2001.

"...brilliant two-parter, a near flawless combination of acting and script"
- The Guardian.

"Floyd's screenplay is original and clever, creating a harrowing and insightful portrait of what it means to live a lie"
- Evening Standard.

Lucy has had several novels and numerous short stories published. Since graduating from the MA course in screenwriting at the London College of Printing, she has been commissioned to write a variety of adapted and original work for film and television including: A feature length romantic comedy Head over Heart commissioned by Dan Films. The Secretary, commissioned by BBC2 starring Meera Syal. Stolen, the first part of 2 x 90 minute a thriller for Granada / ITV. Hunted, a 2 x 60 minute thriller for BBC1.Two Kinds of Wonderful, an adaptation of Isla Dewar's novel as a single TV piece for Kudos Film and TV (Brenda Blethyn is attached to star). The Secret, commissioned to write a film version of her BBC drama for Visionview. Sweet Sixteen commissioned by Company TV to write a treatment for a two-part TV drama. The Heart Shaped Bullet a feature film adaptation of Kathryn Flett's bestselling book for Bill Kenwright Productions.


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