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Danny Stack

Writer, Director, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation, Live Action, Series Developer - Kids (animation and live action) / Drama / Film

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Danny is a prolific writer/director in the kids/family genre. He has written for the multi-award-winning Hey Duggee for CBeebies (Series 1 & 2), Disney’s PJ Masks (Series 2-4), Hasbro’s Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (Series 1 & 2), CBBC’s Roy (Series 1) and the new Thunderbirds Are Go! for CiTV (Series 1), amongst many others. He has co-written/directed the UK live-action family films, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival) and Future TX (2021), both with regular live-action collaborator Tim Clague. Danny & Tim also created Dog Years, the pre-school live-action TV show. Danny’s drama writing credits include EastEnders and Doctors, and he’s written/directed numerous short films, one of which, Origin, won Best Horror Short at the London Independent Film Festival. In 2007, Danny set up the Red Planet Prize with writer/producer Tony Jordan, and is regularly involved in mentoring and writing schemes for new writers.

Work

Current

Untitled
Blue-Zoo Animation

Writing on a new series

Development
GO-Productions

Development work for French studio

Development
Reesee Entertainment

Development work for Chinese studio

Future TX
Templeheart Films / Nelson Nutmeg Productions

Co-writing and co-directing a new live action kids film with Tim Clague; currently editing.

Film

Quail Hollow (2017)
Templeheart Films

Rewrite of horror film

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (2015)

Family feature film. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in the Family strand, October 2015.

Lego Friends Movie (2014)
M2 Films / Lego

Did a rewrite and polish on the screenplay of a new direct-to-video feature film based on the LEGO Friends characters. August 2014

Television

Daisy & Ollie (2020)
Hoopla Animation

Wrote 5 episodes on this animation series

Dog Years (2019-2020)

Co-Creator, Lead Writer, Producer & Director with Tim Clague

Pre-school live-action show (10 x 7′ eps) about Dash the dog trying to understand the world around him, in his own unique way – now screening on KiDoodle.

PJ Masks IV (2018-2019)
Frogbox / eOne / Disney

2 x 11′ episodes for Season 4 of the internationally popular show

Rescue Bots Academy I & II (2017-2019)
Boulder Media

Commissioned to write 9 episodes for this Irish/US pre-school animation. First series now screening on Discovery Kids US / Pop TV UK.

PJ Masks III (2017-2018)
Frogbox / eOne / Disney

4 x 11′ episodes for Season 3 of the internationally popular show

Dr Panda (2017)
Dr Panda Production

4 x 7′ episodes of a new animated series based on the popular online games.

PJ Masks II (2016-2017)
Frogbox / eOne

3 x 11′ episodes for Season 2 of the internationally popular show

The Polos (2016-2017)
Marco Polo Entertainment

1 x episode for new animation series

Olobob Top (2016-2017)
Beakus Animation / Cbeebies

6 x 5′ episodes of the new pre-school animation, broadcast summer 2017.

Brewster the Rooster (2016)
Salty Dog Productions

3 x 11′ episodes for new animation.

Hey Duggee Series I and II (2014)
Studio AKA / Cbeebies

Part of the writing team for this BAFTA award-winning show.

Zack & Quack II (2016)
Belly-Up Productions

1 x 11′ episode

The Hive II (2015)
Lupus / Disney

Wrote episodes on the Disney pre-school animation series.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (2014)
CiTV

1 x 22’ episode of reimaging of the classic animated adventure series; broadcast June 2015

I'm a Fish (2014)
Monster Entertainment

Pilot episode and 3 episodes of this show.

Inis Sproi (2013)
Monster Entertainment

2 x 11’ episodes of preschool 2D animation (3-6 year olds)

Octonauts (2012)
Silvergate Media / Brown Bag Films / Cbeebies

2 x 11’ episodes.

I'm A Creepy Crawly (2012)
Monster Entertainment

4 x 2’ episodes.

Fleabag Monkeyface (2011)
Impossible Kids / CiTV

6 x 11’ episodes children’s comedy. Producer: Laura Duncalf

Fair City (2011)
RTE

2 x 30’ episodes. Series storyline.

Roy (2010)
Jam Media Ltd / CBBC

1 episode

Winner: Best Children’s Drama, Royal Television Society Awards

Nominated: Best Drama, BAFTA Children’s Awards

EastEnders (2009)
BBC

2 x 30’ episodes ‘Taking Control’ and ‘The Fate We Make’

XOL (2008)
Steve Walsh Productions / Peach Blossom

26 x 30 episodes

Pilot and series story editor

Stone Age (2008)
BKN International

1 episode

Sofia's Diary UK (2008)
Campbell Ryan Productions / Sony / Channel 5

Writer

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2007)
Pesky Productions / CiTV

1 episode

Winner: Best Children’s Animation, BAFTA

Doctors (2006)
BBC

2 x 30’ episodes ‘Changes’ and ‘Love Me and Leave Me’

Development

Development (2020)
Giggle Garage

Development work for Malaysian studio.

Development (2020)
IM Genie

Development work for Indian studio.

Comedy Project (2012)
Hat Trick Productions

Series development and pilot episode.

Games

Score Hero! (2016)
First Touch Games

Writer of story and in-game text.

Colin McRae: DiRT (2008)
Codemasters

Writer of in-game dialogue.

Online

Liquid Lunch (2011)

Writer / Director

Original 6-part comedy series

Sofia's Diary UK (2007)
Campbell Ryan Productions / Sony

Internet-based diary series

Short Film

After School Club (2012)
White Lantern Film

Director. 5’ comedy film.

Origin (2010)
Silverdale Films

Writer / director / producer.

Selected: Raindance Film Festival, Branchange Film Festival, Berlin British Shorts, London Short Film Festival, Shortcutz London, Purbeck Film Festival

Winner: Best Horror Short, London Independent Film Festival 2012

 

On The Death of his Wife (2006)

Writer / Director

3’ film

Other

The Man Inside (2012)
Scanner Rhodes

Script Editor

Feature film. Writer/Director: Dan Turner, starring Peter Mullan

Echoes (2010)
The Arts Institute Bournemouth

Script Editor

Award winning short film, writer/director: Rob Brown

Kings (2007)
Newgrange Pictures

Script Editor

Feature Film, writer/director: Tom Collins, starring Colm Meaney

Donkey Town (2002)
Channel 4

Script Editor

Award winning animated short film.

Writer/director: Sam Morrison

Rogue Moon
Still Films

Feature Film in development

C4 Animations: Air / Mesh / Animate!
Channel 4

Script Editor