Scriptwriter Michael Downend

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Works

CURRENTS
A novel about love lost and regained.

THE MOLA MOLA FISH
Organized religion from the point of view of the boniest fish in the world.

HIGH THIN CIRRUS
Old lovers meet in the imagination of one of them as she wanders one day down to the sea and he comes to take her away.

THE VALLARTA TANGO - A Musical
Wanted, wanton or wanting gringos move to Mexico and become someone else.

GOING OUT NOISY
Whatever happened to Ambrose Bierce?

AREN'T YOU BONNIE BEDELIA
The cult of celebrity.

MIN
The true story of Min Lurye Matheson, the daughter of Russian immigrants, who battled crooked factory owners and the Mafia which murdered her activist brother to establish the women's garment workers union . First produced for the stage then broadcast as a radio play on N P R.

THE WATERSHOPS POND INCIDENT
An entire family disappears while returning home from a Christmas Eve dinner with friends. Their whereabouts remain a mystery until a chance discovery years later.

WORLDLY GOODS
Chief Inspector Henry Gargan is a morose Irish-American policeman married to Molly, a brilliant and beautiful attorney who tries constantly to get her work-obsessed police officer husband to relax a bit and stop taking murder on his watch as a personal affront.

THE LIGHT FROM DISTANT OBJECTS
The Tracey sisters leave Ireland for a new life in America with mixed results.

Fiction
A widower returns to the scene of his youth and finds a woman he once loved. Based on my play, HIGH THIN CIRRUS which ran in New York in 2012.
Ambrose Bierce disappears in Mexico without a trace.
WORLDY GOODS, the first in a series of crime novels featuring Chief Inspector Henry Gargan, a morose Irish-American policeman.
A parody on organized religion.
Old lovers meet in the imagination of one of them as she wanders one day down to the sea and he comes to take her away.
Script
Gringos unhappy with their lives reinvent themselves in Mexico. They are said to give themselves border promotions e.g., a data entry clerk from North Dakota becomes the senior vice-president of a Wall Street bank once she crosses the border. It is joked in Vallarta that many of these characters are either wanted, wanton or wanting.
A send-up of celebrity worship.
An entire family disappears while returning home from a Christmas Eve dinner with friends. Their whereabouts remain a mystery until a chance discovery years later.
The Tracey sisters leave Ireland for a new life in America with mixed results.
Documentary
The true story of Min Lurye Matheson, the daughter of Russian immigrants, who battled crooked factory owners and the Mafia which murdered her activist brother to establish the women's garment workers union . First produced as a stage play then broadcast as a radio play on N P R.

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