Tony Del Degan

Screenwriter • Production Designer • Author

Tony Del Degan is a screenwriter, author, and production designer from Calgary, Canada. He specializes in telling unique, thought-provoking stories through both his writing, as well as his design. 8 Leaf Films is his production company, and The Plight of Steel novel series is his ongoing magnum opus.


“Tony is an absolute champion with endless talent! NEVER fails to impress no matter what he does!! If he has a dream, you best believe he’s gonna put his heart and mind into it…”


“Wow… this book is worth the read. To be honest I’m not a consistent fan of this genre yet the author has breathed some serious light, shadow and colour into these characters. Loads of themes that are tightly interwoven throughout the story… abuse of power, the rough road to compromise, learning to own your gifts… for me, all this led to a very engaging story and an easy read. If this is the first novel for Tony Del Degan then I so look forward to seeing where this takes him.”


“True fans of fantasy, hop on this book for the time of your life. Tony Del Degan’s “Plight of Steel”… [is] the future of novels as we know them. Setting up high standards for young adult authors to come. Good things coming for you in the future, Tony Del Degan, keep at it. YYC is being put on the map by young adult authors like you.”


“Epic fantasy novel! Have read it and did my class project on it. Loved it from beginning to end!”


“Amazing read! I would totally recommend this book. It’s thrilling and exciting. Most of all it is important to support young authors like Tony.”


“Superb fantasy book.”

Tony Del Degan was recently featured in the October edition of Community Now Magazine – a Calgary based publication. Both his published works – the Plight of Steel and the Recognition – were also showcased. 


The Plight of Steel

There are two types of people in the world: those who are born with one of three magical gifts, and those who are afraid of them. The Plight of Steel is a story with multiple plotlines, each centered around a different kingdom, yet all interconnected in a web of conspiracy, murder, and war.


After a nuclear war between world powers destroys almost all natural life, a border checkpoint processor for the last human refuge on earth grapples with his allegiances.

The Recognition

This is a stage play about six actors, all of whom are in pursuit of an elusive award dubbed The Recognition. To get it, they will go so far as to poison, murder, and frame each other, all while the play that they are trying to perform falls apart slowly.

It Was Raining in Minneapolis

Two brothers, one a famous actor and one a humble family man, meet for the first time in years in a quiet Minneapolis kitchen on a rainy night, and discuss what it means to be truly happy.


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