Chopin’s Heart

At an international music school, a young girl and an older male teacher begin an ill-fated game of seduction. Based on the short story “In-Sook” by Emily Givner.

Genre: Drama, short

Winner 2014 NSI Canada Drama Prize

Melva McLean, Writer/Producer, BJ Verot, Director

The Call

When a closeted minister falls in love with a beautiful young hustler, he threatens his standing with church and family.

Winner Best Drama, Indie Gathering
Finalist, Moondance  International Film Festival
Finalist, Praxis

Genre: Drama, Feature

A Chinese Angle

In Winnipeg, in the 1950s, a reluctant detective pairs up with the force’s first policewoman to track down a serial killer.

Best Crime Drama, Action on Film Festival
Best Drama, Praxis

“A Chinese Angle isn’t a tribute or homage to film noir; this is it, pure and simple.”
– Praxis Screenwriting Lab

Genre: Crime drama, Noir

A Chinese Angle will soon be available as a novel.


Co-written with Bonnie Gibson.

When a penniless artist helps her Granny break out of the old folks home, she quickly finds a stowaway on board and the cops on her tail.

Genre: Family

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