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Introducing Rhys Freeman

Screenwriter, Director, Producer

 
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News

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Herefordshire's OK Diner to Feature in New Film

November 9, 2021

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Everly Pregnant Brothers’ ‘Big Shaun’ to star in sitcom being filmed in Sheffield this week

September 13, 2021

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Film-makers at Herefordshire's OK Diner say thank-you

November 29, 2021

Screenplays

Rhys Freeman is the founder of Toad Abode Productions Ltd, and a multi award-winning director, producer and screenwriter who adapts his original style and unique perspective to every project he works on - striving to create unforgettable screenplays that are thought-provoking and entertaining to all audiences. Rhys currently has an array of completed feature-length screenplays, with a US and UK based series in development. 2021 brings new and exciting opportunities and collaborative projects.

Follow Rhys on Twitter @rhysfreemanscr1

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You, Me & The Ex

3x Award Winning & 11x Shortlisted Pilot

One man thinks his life resembles absolute bliss, but when his recently divorced ex-girlfriend tries to throw herself back to her college days, one very complex love triangle unravels.

The Night We Met

3x Shortlisted, 2x Award Winning Comedy/Drama Pilot

One young man looks to navigate his way into adulthood after falling for his best-friend’s, girlfriend’s, friend. Yes, it’s complicated. Despite past and present hardships, it can be said, that sometimes the wheels of love are unstoppable if the right souls encounter one another; but it’s a big if.

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Boston Lawyer

2x Shortlisted and Finalist, Gritty Law Drama

Rhys worked on the 'Boston Lawyer' project for around seven months, using research and building character profiles and what started out as a gamble to create something gripping, turned into a much more complex undertaking. 'Boston Lawyer' is a gripping law drama that follows a young, yet experienced lawyer given the responsibility to prosecute a man charged with a heinous crime with little evidence to suffice. It is a case that tests to the limit, his beliefs in the legal system and those who operate within it.

On The Day You Leave

Semi Finalist Placed, Life Drama Script

A tale of love, heartbreak and desperation, 'On The Day You Leave' is a story about people leaving our lives and how we begin to adjust to that empty void that was once so easily filled. It's a tale of three different people and how they are all connected by the loss of a person in their lives, in one form or the other. The way they navigate through it, will be the test of faith and believing that there is always a way back to what made you before.

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Directing & Producing

Below our Rhys' current director and produced credits with several more coming this year.

 

Wearing The Trousers

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A rom-com short for the ages.

Wearing The Trousers starring Amber Doig-Thorne and Joe Carter is a short film set in a diner, as two friends have a discussion for the ages, as to who would wear the trousers in a hypothetical world where they would be dating. Filming took place at the end of 2021, with the film set to be released in early 2022.

Just Three Little Words - (A Zoom Adaptation)

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Available now on YouTube & IMDb

Written by Rhys Freeman, 'Just Three Little Words' is a short film that follows a late night call between two friends, that leads to their lives changing forever, causing them to abandon everything they thought they knew about one another and their relationship.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a slightly different take on the original script- after it was adapted for a safe zoom environment, until the original can be filmed. 

You, Me & The Ex (Proof of Concept)

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Coming 2021 Summer

Based on the multi award-winning pilot written by Rhys, this high quality and well-constructed proof of concept offers a small insight into the crazy world that is You, Me & The Ex. Rhys worked extensively on this project with a wonderful team, namely Luke Fleming as DOP & actors Scott Rose-Marsh & Tayla Kenyon.

A Paper Trail of the Heart (Short Film)

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Coming Summer 2021

With an unparalleled talent for writing, every story that Rhys Freeman creates seems to come alive right off the page. A Paper Trail of the Heart is no exception, with two memorable characters and a deeply romantic storyline produced and directed by Rhys. Another fantastic team worked on this project, including DOP Luke Fleming and actors Scott Rose-Marsh & Kirsty Hitchinson

More About Rhys Freeman

The Full Story

Rhys has always been passionate about writing. Before entering the world of screenwriting, Rhys predominantly worked in writing music. He has written and produced his own music, releasing an EP in 2018 titled, 'The Great Unknown.' 2020 also saw his single, 'When You Say The Words,' released on major streaming services and his album 'Hopes, Dreams & Lies' following. In 2021 Rhys released his second album, 'Wild & Free.' Rhys has and continues to expand his writing, becoming more and more involved in the screenwriting field, falling in love with the industry and the creative process of coming up with novel ideas and new ways of telling a story.

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Awards

Rhys is a multi-award winning director, screenwriter and producer. He has been shortlisted over two-dozen times at festivals and competitions around the world. His first accolade came at the 2017 edition of the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Rhys was shortlisted and was a finalist award winner with Boston Lawyer. He repeated this with the same script at the 2018 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. Rhys' first TV Pilot 'The Night We Met,' became an award winning script picking up the Critic's Choice Award at the Tagore IFF. The script was shortlisted elsewhere and made it through to the finals, becoming nominated for Best TV Pilot at the SWN Competition.

His most successful script is his new American Dramedy Pilot, 'You, Me & The Ex' which has a 100% shortlist success rate, 11 out of 11. It has also picked up 3 awards, most recently, Best TV Script at the Los Angeles Film Awards.

Rhys' films A Paper Trail of the Heart and Just Three Little Words have also picked up awards in 2021.