Stephen’s film TORMENTED, a classic tale of undead revenge, was produced by Slingshot, BBC Films and Pathe, and was released to great reviews in May 2009.
“consistently funny in a painful way” **** Kim Newman, Empire
“Each killing is so inventive and so shamelessly silly that viewers will gasp and laugh in the same breath, but, despite the film’s horror-comedy hijinks, it’s probably the most nuanced big-screen portrayal of comprehensive school since Gregory’s Girl.” Nicholas Barber, Independent on Sunday
“Writer Stephen Prentice grabs Scream, Halloween, Heathers, and Friday the 13th and Skins them up for this clever, knowing, hot-blooded carnage carnival” Sky Movies HD
In 2010, Stephen’s teen comedy Fumbling was shortlisted for the British Black List.
Stephen’s latest script, Christmas is Cancelled, is a comedy about a young girl who goes in search of Santa Claus because she is convinced Christmas has been called off because she has been so naughty.
Stephen also writes in partnership with Toby Rushton. Their drama/comedy series Nightingale, a fish-out-of-water story about a former criminal attempting to look after his children, has been optioned by Hartswood. Their sitcom Newport, about a gay-straight love triangle, has been optioned by Tidy Productions. Their drama serial Shadows, about the Met police’s elite bodyguard unit, has been optioned by Helen Gregory TV.