Danny’s TV writing credits include EastEnders, Doctors and high-profile children’s shows such as Octonauts, CBBC’s Roy, and Thunderbirds for CiTV. He also writes/directs and his live-action children’s feature film called Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? which he co-wrote and co-directed, premiered at the London Film Festival November 2015. He script edited the feature film The Man Inside (starring Peter Mullan) and Kings (starring Colm Meaney), and for many years he was a story analyst for film companies such as Working Title, Pathe, Miramax, UK Film Council, amongst others. He writes the popular blog, Scriptwriting In The UK, which inspired him to set up the Red Planet Prize, a scheme to discover new writers, with writer/producer Tony Jordan. Danny also created/co-hosts the monthly UK Scriptwriters Podcast, and is a regular Visiting Lecturer for Bournemouth University’s BA and MA screenwriting courses. He has developed an exciting new kids’ animation show for Endemol, and is generally expanding his profile in the children/family genre as a writer/director/consultant.
3 x 11′ episodes for season two of the internationally popular show.
Episodes of new animated series based on the popular online games.
1 x episode for new animation series
Writing on new pre-school animation.
Family feature film. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in the Family strand, October 2015.
3 x 11′ episodes for new animation.
Writing for series two of the very popular Cbeebies pre-school animation.
1 x 11′ episode
Currently writing for new series of the Disney pre-school animation.
Did a rewrite and polish on the screenplay of a new direct-to-video feature film based on the LEGO Friends characters. August 2014
8 X 7’ episodes of new animated pre-school show; broadcast from Summer 2015
1 x 22’ episode of reimaging of the classic animated adventure series; broadcast June 2015
Development of new animated series for 6-10 year olds. Commissioned to script.
2 x 11’ episodes of preschool 2D animation (3-6 year olds)
Series development and pilot episode.
2 x 11’ episodes.
4 x 2’ episodes.
6 x 11’ episodes children’s comedy. Producer: Laura Duncalf
2 x 30’ episodes. Series storyline.
Winner: Best Children’s Drama, Royal Television Society Awards
Nominated: Best Drama, BAFTA Children’s Awards
2 x 30’ episodes ‘Taking Control’ and ‘The Fate We Make’
Pilot episode, children’s animated TV series
26 x 30 episodes
Pilot and series story editor
Winner: Best Children’s Animation, BAFTA
2 x 30’ episodes ‘Changes’ and ‘Love Me and Leave Me’
Writer / Director
Original 6-part comedy series
Internet-based diary series
Director. 5’ comedy film.
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
Writer / Director
Feature film. Writer/Director: Dan Turner, starring Peter Mullan
Award winning short film, writer/director: Rob Brown
Feature Film, writer/director: Tom Collins, starring Colm Meaney
Award winning animated short film.
Writer/director: Sam Morrison
Feature Film in development