Pat Higgins

Writer, Director
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Pat Higgins is a British scriptwriter and director. After writing and directing three internationally distributed micro-budget horrors, (TrashHouse, Hellbride and KillerKiller) Pat branched out with award-winning mockumentary The Devil’s Music (which won Best Independent Feature at the Festival of Fantastic Film). He’s been called the ‘Essex Auteur’ in Empire and ‘the Tarantino of budget gore flicks for style and dialogue’ in SFX.

Pat has lectured in screenwriting and idea generation at universities and colleges for over a decade, and his live talks are regularly scheduled at film festivals. His TEDx talk ‘Childhood Fears are Awesome’ was expanded into an interactive feature-length live show entitled ‘Fear and Film’.

He is the co-creator of the Death Tales series of films, (Bordello Death Tales, Nazi Zombie Death Tales and the forthcoming Christmas Death Tales) with Jim Eaves and Al Ronald, and the original writer and creator of international cinema release Strippers vs Werewolves. He has also worked as a script doctor and an advertising copywriter.

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Pat Higgins is appearing at the following sessions:

Relive Your Childhood Fears to Write Horror

Relive Your Childhood Fears to Write Horror

Creating a scary horror screenplay is daunting. The universality of fear – ironically – makes it difficult to access in an audience. Join veteran independent horror writer/director Pat Higgins for cool tips on how to thrill and chill your audience. You may take a whole seat in this session, but you will only need… THE EDGE!

Write a Movie in 30 Days

Write a Movie in 30 Days

Finding time to get words on the page plagues us all. Join writer Pat Higgins as he guides you through the tricks and techniques he has developed in his decades in the business. He will show you how to get from vague idea to solid screenplay in 30 days without giving up the day job…AND how to have fun doing it.