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Biography

Johnny is an Irish born Silicon Valley coder turned TV dirty cop turned grounded Sci-Fi screenwriter.

He's an optioned screenwriter that has 6 scripts in Coverfly's Top 1%, is a Final Draft Big Break Top 5 (2 x Finalist), a CineStory Runner-Up (2 x Top 3), a Page Awards Top 25 Semi-Finalist, a Top 15% Nicholl, and an ISA Top 25 Writer for 2021.

Johnny's writing voice is shaped by 20 years working at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, by being the proud son of a mother with a disability, and by a grandfather who was a decorated Irish cop.

Armed with a tech background, his Irish heritage, and criminal acting tendencies, Johnny wants to create a grounded Sci-Fi crime show with leprechauns.

Wait. Strike that. No leprechauns.

LIFELINK

Johnny Gilligan
Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy

When bio-implants give users 24-hour notice of their death, a grieving ex-marine fights to undo the past-death of his daughter, unearthing a catastrophic secret about the implants and their creator.

REVELATIONS

Johnny Gilligan
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mystery & Suspense

A disgraced mathematician is re-enlisted by NASA when a mysterious deep space event thrusts the ISS and the astronauts on board, including his sister, into perilous danger.

TRANSFERENCE

Johnny Gilligan
Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy

When a disabled female neuroscientist wakes up in the re-purposed body of a female death row inmate, she fights to stop her new government owners from weaponizing her. [---- The writer is the proud son of a mother with a disability and this screenplay was written with the express hope that every effort is made to cast a wheelchair user actress as ANA. Non-disabled flashback scenes and miracle cure flash forward scenes were deliberately excluded to facilitate an inclusive auditioning process. ----]