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Not the full c.v. but this is the latest with some old favourites. For a full c.v. please e-mail me.



Features
small Only Yesterday poster for df CV page of website
Title
ONLY YESTERDAY
For
Studio Ghibli, Japan
Description
Screenplay Adaptation; English version
Featuring: Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel
Director - Isao Takahata

“…having watched it once in English, and once in Japanese with subtitles, the English version is not just excellent, it is better. Heresy, I’m sure, but the new script translation by David Freedman captures so much more nuance and emotion than the subtitles do. The delicate phraseology and manner of speech is lost in the subs…. anyway, who would want to concentrate on words, when the images are this beautiful?” - entertainment-focus.com
Marnie Correct Size for DF CV page
Title
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
For
Studio Ghibli, Japan
Description
Screenplay Adaptation; English version.
Featuring: An all star cast including Hailee Steinfeld in the lead role of Anna with Madmen's Kiernan Shipka as Marnie.
Also featuring Cathy Bates, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Catherine O'Hara and Ellen Burstyn.
Director - Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Oscar Nominated – Best Animated Feature Film, 2016
L'apprenti Pere Noel mini poster
Title
L’APPRENTI PERE-NOEL 2
For
Gaumont Animation, France
Description
Script Doctor – Co-Screenplay credit
Director - Luc Vinguerra
secret animated film better
Title
SECRET ANIMATED FILM
For
Ilion Animation Studios, Spain
Description
Co-Writer with Giles New
We can’t reveal the title of the film, because a) it’s going to change and b) it really is a secret.  All we can say is it’s action packed comedy... and will be a visually eye watering spectacle.  From the people who made Planet 51. 
The Wind Rises, Up On Poppy Hill
Title
UP ON POPPY HILL & THE WIND RISES
For
Studio Ghibli, Japan
Description
Consultant to English Dub Producer
'Thank You' in credits on The Wind Rises and Up On Poppy Hill.
best served cold vertical poster for website 2
Title
BEST SERVED COLD
For
BBC Comedy Department
Description
Co-Writer with Giles New & Keiron Self
A dark comedy... which will get made... eventually. Now in turnaround.
Ella Bella Bingo & The bicycle Thief
Title
ELLA BELLA BINGO & THE BICYCLE THIEF
For
Kool Production, Norway
Description
Story Consultant
Magic-Wonderland-Poster-for-CV-small
Title
MAGIC WONDERLAND
For
Zoland Animation, China
Description
Fixer
Brought in at edit to rework as many scenes as possible for theatrical release 2014. Made back double its budget in the first two weeks.
spiked
Title
Spiked
For
Jumbaloon Pictures, Australia/UK
Description
Writer
Brought in for rewrite. Worked closely with producer. Pleased with the results; redeveloped with same characters as a high concept film. I can't reveal much more about it other than it's based on some delightful short stories. Still in development.
book of kells
Title
SECRET OF KELLS
For
Cartoon Saloon, Ireland
Description
Story Consultant
To be honest, I'm still not sure what I did on this film, apart from scribble on the script and chuck in my two cents, but I got a thanks on the credits and an invite to the premiere in Dublin, so I must have done something and perhaps my two cents helped with the funding. Oscar nominated for best animated feature. Well done Cartoon Saloon! And thanks for the thanks. 
the happy prince
Title
THE HAPPY PRINCE
For
Caboom Animation, Ireland
Description
Co-Written with Paul Mari
Not easy to adapt a morbid Oscar Wilde short story where the lead character is not only dead, but stuck high atop a plinth looking over the village. But we did it, and with musical numbers! One day this will get made. One day.
Television
Ronia The Robber's Daughter
Title
RONJA THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER
For
Studio Ghibli, NHK, Polygon Pictures, Japan; Saltkråkan AB, Sweden
Description
Screenplay Adaptations, Voice Director; English version
Rubi gets it right
Title
Rubi Gets It Right
For
Zoland Animation
Description
Series Redevelopment, Script Editor, Writer. A sweet funny safety series for pre-schoolers, which is a long overdue concept. Not only will this help reduce hospital visits but if you work out the sheer numbers in China, we probably saved a few lives. Some tricky social issues of child abuse covered as well as basic health & safety. And on a lighter note I proudly introduced the word ‘Klutz’ into the Chinese language with the ever clumsy character, ‘Mr Klutz’, who gets us around S&P minefields… and real minefields. Oversaw 32, and wrote 20 eps myself.
Groove High
Title
Groove High
For
Planet Nemo with Telegael for Disney Channel
Description
Series Director
I was either the 3rd or 4th director to come on board.  We wrote and developed a lot ‘on board’ to fix story and build up the comedy. The Live action was also a joy to direct thanks to a stunning production team and the outrageously talented Starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey. Now playing all over the world including China for Disney’s channel over there, where they recolored every character’s hair black. Every frame! Enjoyed working with the elements and superb teams from Lille to Ireland and Belgium in between. It’s a fine and very funny show. 26 x 30’
dennisthemenaceandgnasher
Title
Dennis The Menace & Gnasher
For
Red Kite & CBBC
Description
Casting
How do you cast iconic characters? Just go for it and have fun. It is Dennis after all. 52 x 11’
luckyfred
Title
Lucky Fred
For
Imira
Description
Casting, Voice Direction, Punch Ups
Oh and I got to play Eddie, Fred’s far too perfect nemesis. Sold to over a hundred territories. 52 x 11’
kingarthursdisasters2
Title
King Arthur's Disasters, season II
For
Coolabi / CiTV / Nickelodeon
Description
Series Director
Starring Rik Mayall, Matt Lucas, Morwenna Banks & Phil Cornwell  13 x 30’
aaaghmrhellshow
Title
Aaagh! It's The Mr Hell Show
For
BBC / SHOWTIME
Description
Co -Creator, Co-Writer, Executive Producer with Alan Gilbey
Houston World Fest - best Comedy Series, Gemini Awards - best Animation Series, Leo Awards - best Animated Series, Annie Awards - best direction nomination 13 x 30'
rextherunt
Title
Rex The Runt
For
Aardman Animation / BBC
Description
Co-Developed and Co-Writer with Alan Gilbey
13 x 5
bobandmargaret
Title
Bob & Margaret
For
Nelvana / Comedy Central
Description
Script consultant
On the first season of this multi award winning series made by the awesome creative team of Snowden-Fine. 13 x 26'
firstsnowofwinter
Title
First Snow Of Winter
For
BBC / Silver Fox Films
Description
Co-Scripted
Half hour TV special, for BBC1 on Christmas Day 1998 and repeated every year since. Prix Jeunesse - Best Children's Programme (0-6 fiction) 2000 The Royal Television Society - Best Children's Entertainment 1999 BAFTA - Best Animation for Children 1999 The Prix Danube - Best Independent Production 1999 And many more.
foxbusters
Title
Foxbusters
For
Cosgrove Hall / CiTV
Description
Co-Development & Scripts
Mad-cap series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Joanna Lumley and Jane Horrocks. BAFTA - Best Animated Series 2000 British Animation Awards - Best Children's Series 2000  "For its humour, storytelling, characterisation and above all it's wit to surprise the audience, the award goes to Foxbusters." 26x11
casper
Title
Casper, The Animated Series
For
Universal
Description
Co-writer, multiples.
Other
dave-disney revised
Title
Disney Channel
For
Disney Channel
Description
Senior Development Manager, Global Original Programming Developed a slate of seriously funny projects.  Helped get several up on rails before the DC/Jetix Merger. Poacher turned gamekeeper for just over 2 years.
Damned
Title
Damned
For
Short film by Richard Phelan
Description
Story Consultant
A gorgeous film about a little beaver who thinks big. Multi award winning.
Lucy Porter
Title
Lucy Loves You
For
Comedy Demon
Description
Director and Co-Writer
For both her hit 2007 Edinburgh show and her online mini-series Lucy Loves You, which I also co-wrote with Lucy and Joel Jessup. Second highest views on Comedy Demon.
Red in tooth and claw
Title
Red in Tooth and Claw
For
Weston Biggerstaff Productions
Description
Script Doctor
Hit online series on it's own site, Joost, Unicorn and many others. Weston Biggerstaff combines animals, alcohol, and self-loathing for a truly wild experience.
Peafur Productions
Title
Oh yeah… I ran a studio for a while.
For
Peafur Productions
Description
Owner, Manager, Dogs-Body
My wife and I set up and ran Peafur Productions for the purposes of co-producing The Mr Hell Show and then Bounty Hamster. We also did a few commercials to pay the bills… but when the crash hit, we shut the studio down, but in many ways Peafur lives on in my home office.
Old lady and the pigeons
Title
The Old Lady & The Pigeons
For
Django Productions/BBC
Description
Some words for a silent film
This is one of my favourite credits. How often can you say that you wrote dialogue for a silent film? I can proudly say that I did next to nothing on this wonderful film. But oh to have done something! Nominated for an Academy Award. The director, Sylvain Chomet, is a genius. I'm just pleased to have had a finger in it. Actually more like a fingernail. The finger nail of my smallest toe. But still...I did something on it.