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Danny Stack

Writer, Director, Children's - Kids (animation and live action) / Drama / Film

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

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Danny’s a writer/director specialising in the kids/family genre. His writing credits include Thunderbirds Are Go (CiTV), Hey Duggee (Cbeebies), PJ Masks (Disney) and Octonauts (Cbeebies), amongst others. With Tim Clague, he co-wrote/directed the live-action family film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? It had its world premiere at the London Film Festival in 2015, and it’s available to stream/buy in the US and the UK. Danny has also written/directed a variety of short films. His supernatural thriller Origin won Best Horror at the London Independent Film Festival in 2012. For many years Danny was a story analyst for film companies such as Working Title, Pathe, Miramax, UK Film Council, Irish Film Board and more. 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 tutor/guest speaker for screenwriting courses/various events.

Work

Current

PJ Masks III
Frogbox / eOne / Disney

Currently writing for the 3rd series

Rescue Bots Academy
Boulder Media / Hasbro

Currently writing for new Irish/US pre-school animation

Dr Panda
Dr Panda Productions

Episodes of new animated series based on the popular online games.

Film

Quail Hollow (2017)
Templeheart Films

Rewrite of horror film due for production in 2017.

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

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

Currently writing for new series of the Disney pre-school animation.

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, which is currently in production

Inis Sproi (2013)
Monster Entertainment

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

Comedy Project (2012)
Hat Trick Productions

Series development and pilot episode.

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’

Monster Coins (2009)
Peach Blossom Media

Pilot episode, children’s animated TV series

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’

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