As a screenwriter, Les Zig has had three screenplays optioned.

He’s also placed and shortlisted in various competitions.

He has a flair for dialogue and, with his work as a novelist and as a structural editor in the world of publishing, has an innate understanding of storytelling and the beats that make a story work.

He is a prolific screenwriter whose writing is beginning to gain the attention of industry professionals.


nine [Action Feature]

  • quarter-finalist in the 2018 Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest


The Shadow in the Wind [Family/Magical Realism Feature]

  • semi-finalist in the 2017 Screencraft Family Friendly Script Contest (as Lazaros Zigomanis)


The Shadow in the Wind [Family/Magical Realism Novella]

  • semi-finalist in the 2017 Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Contest (as Lazaros Zigomanis)


The Principle of the Thing [Action Feature]

  • quarter-finalist in the 2017 Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest


Producers [Half-hour Satire/Comedy Pilot]

  • quarter-finalist in the 2018 Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Script Contest
  • Semi Finalist in Showtime’s Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay (30 Min) Competition
  • quarter-finalist in the 2017 Shore Scripts TV Pilot Competition


Racine [Psychothriller Feature]

  • optioned by House of 4 Films, 2017


Shadows [Horror/Thriller Feature]

  • semi-finalist in the 2016 Stage 32 New Blood Competition


The Harvester [Short Story]

  • quarter-finalist in the 2016 Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition


Punishment [Sci-Fi Feature]

  • Quarter-finalist in the 2016 Screencraft Sci-Fi Competition
  • Shortlisted for 2013 John Hinde Science Fiction Award


Canard Lure [Psychothriller Feature]

  • optioned by Studio Nuvu, 2006