Neil is a prolific writer with plenty of experience writing for linear TV, online, interactive and games – and a love of collaboration and working in creative teams. He started writing in the mid-90’s, and since then has scripted children’s TV (episodes of Thomas & Friends, Microsoap, Ace Lightning, Carrie and David’s Popshop, Alphablocks, Messy Goes to Okido) and more than a dozen TV and radio series for BBC Education and Learning. Two years co-writing with Douglas Adams in 1997 opened the world of games and interactive drama: he has since created the story and script for over 25 console, pc and tablet games including major titles such as Just Cause (1 & 2), The Da Vinci Code and the Broken Sword series. He has had 3 BAFTA nominations, a Writers’ Guild nomination and an IGDA Writing Excellence nomination for his game and TV scripts. He is a founding director of interactive specialists The Mustard Corporation, an advisory committee member of The Children’s Media Conference and a founding member of Australian transmedia specialists Storylab.
Neil regularly writes kids TV with Neil Bennun. 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 II.