Danny is 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, Pathé, 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 and various events.
Co-writing and co-directing a new live action kids film with Tim Clague; currently editing.
Currently writing for the 3rd series
Currently writing for new Irish/US pre-school animation. First series now screening on Discovery Kids US / Pop TV UK.
Rewrite of horror film
Family feature film. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in the Family strand, October 2015.
Did a rewrite and polish on the screenplay of a new direct-to-video feature film based on the LEGO Friends characters. August 2014
4 x 7′ episodes of a new animated series based on the popular online games.
3 x 11′ episodes for Season 2 of the internationally popular show
1 x episode for new animation series
6 x 5′ episodes of the new pre-school animation, broadcast summer 2017.
3 x 11′ episodes for new animation.
Part of the writing team for this BAFTA award-winning show.
1 x 11′ episode
Currently writing for new series of the Disney pre-school animation.
1 x 22’ episode of reimaging of the classic animated adventure series; broadcast June 2015
Pilot episode and 3 episodes of this show, which is currently in production
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 of story and in-game text.
Writer of in-game dialogue.
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