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Neil Bennun

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Head Writer - Children's Television / Interactive / Games

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Neil regularly writes kids TV with Neil Richards. Together they were core writers on the first series of Cbeebies show Messy Goes To Okido, writing 13 episodes and becoming Head Writers for Series 2. Neil regularly provides writing services for video game, interactive and digital narrative projects and is also an experimental theatre maker. He was also shortlisted for the John Rhys Llewellyn Award for Literature for his book The Broken String: The Lost Words of an Extinct People, which was published by Penguin in 2005.



Fudge Animation

Development of bible and pilot script for new pre-school series. With Neil Richards.

Big 5

14 x 11′ episodes of the new animation series for Korean studio TakToon with Neil Richards.


Messy Goes to Okido II (2016-2017)
Cbeebies / Doodle

Lead writer with Neil Richards on the second series. 12 x 11′ episodes. Currently showing on Cbeebies.

Messy Goes to Okido (2015)
Cbeebies / Doodle

Core Writer with Neil Richards. 13 x 11′ episodes.

Video Games

As a writer & narrative designer

Many games for all platforms, including Driver, You Don’t Know Jack, Buzz, Grand Theft Auto, Papa Sangre, The Nightjar, Nightmare High, Supersight, Fit to Serve

Major awards and nominations

BBC ‘Content 360’ First Prize: Interactive Narrative, 2007 (writer, narrative design)

D&AD Yellow Pencil nomination for scripting The Nightjar, 2012 (named)

Lovie winner in the ‘Writing’ category for Nightmare High, 2012 (named)

BAFTA winner ’Best Children’s Interactive’, Nightmare High, 2012 (writer)

BAFTA nomination ’Best Mobile’, The Nightjar, 2011 (writer)

BAFTA winner ’Best Social Game’, Buzz, 2006 (writer)

D&AD Yellow Pencil nomination for ’Outstanding Achievement’, 2007 (named)

BAFTA winner ’Best Social Game’, 2006 (writer)

John Rhys Llewellyn Award for Literature The Broken String: The Lost Words of an Extinct People, published by Penguin (shortlist), 2005

BAFTA nomination ’Best Comedy in Interactive Format’, 1997 (writer)