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Richie Conroy

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer

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

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Richie Conroy is a comedy and drama writer from Kildare, Ireland. He has worked as a freelance writer for over 15 years on award-winning television series and feature films. Some of Richie’s recent credits include ‘Two by Two: Overboard‘ which spent three weeks at the top of the UK Box Office, ‘Malory Towers‘, a lavish adaptation of the much-loved Enid Blyton books, ‘Drop Dead Weird‘ (Series 1 & 2), a live-action sitcom starring Pauline McLynn and David Rawle, and ‘Fran: Assistant Manager‘.

Richie is a published author of novels, short stories and picturebooks. He won first prize at the Oireachtas Literary Awards in 2020 and his latest novel will be published Summer 2021. Richie is the Writer-in-Residence in Dublin City University.

These are Richie’s most recent credits. Please get in touch for a full list.

Work

Current

Stories from Backwoods
Ink & Light

Development work and scripts on a new 6+ animated comedy series

The Pirate Code
MotionWorks GmbH

Animated adventure series 6+

Dina and the Digedags
Digedags Entertainment

Development work

The Defects: Finding Hope
Fabrique d'Images

Original Feature Film Script based on the work of Academy Award-winning artist Stephane Halleux

The Diary of Emily Porter: The Jailtacht
Meangadh Fíbín

Development of a feature based on Richie’s Young Adult novel The Diary of Emily Porter: The Jailtacht

Two by Two: Overboard (2017-2018)
Ulysses Films / Moetion Films / Grid Animation / Fabrique d'Images

Co-Writer (with Mark Hodkinson) on Feature Film sequel, releasing in UK cinemas on 23rd October 2020

The Stranded
Moetions Films

Original live action teen drama series. Shortlisted by BBC Writers Room and in development with Moetions Films with support from EU Media Fund.

Film

Fran (2021)
Forty Foot Films / Screen Ireland

Mockumentary feature film based on the TV series

Gus, the Guide Dog (2019-2020)
Desarrollos Mediaticos

Scriptwriter on feature film in production

F.A.I. Respect (2016)
FAI Ireland

Writer/Director on this comedy short

Two by Two (2015)
eOne Entertainment

Co-writer on this feature film, released worldwide in 2015

Television - Live Action

Louise Lives Large (2021)
Tailored Films

Wrote 1 episode on this live action teen comedy series

Malory Towers (2020)
King Bert / CBBC

3 x 30′ episodes with Mark Hodkinson
– The Trick
– The Dress
– The Spider

New series based on the Enid Blyton books.

Drop Dead Weird Series 2 (2019)
RTE Ireland / Channel 7 Australia

Writer of two episodes for this live action sitcom due to be broadcast on CITV in the UK

Drop Dead Weird Series 1 (2018)
Australian / Irish Co-Production

Writer of two episodes for this live action sitcom, starring Pauline McGlynn

Ros na Rún (2017)
TG4

Head Writer of 14 episodes of TG4’s popular soap opera

Ros na Rún (2016-2017)
TG4

Executive Editor working for TG4 on their primetime soap opera

Fair City (2010-2017)
RTE Ireland

Wrote 30 episodes for RTE’s popular soap opera

Sparks (2013)
Jellylegs Manchester

An original comedy series developed through the Comedy Unit of the BBC which was optioned by Jellylegs Manchester (Royle Family, Early Doors, The Cafe)

Fran (2012)

Series 2 Writer & Director. Mockumentary series which was broadcast in Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia on Setanta

Television - Animation

Greenwings: Fairies in Training (2018)
WildBrain London

Developed a TV series based on the Irish Fairy Door Company’s IP, bringing DHX on board and the series is now being developed by WildBrain London.

Millie (2018)
Wunderwerk GMBH

Writer of 10 episodes for this pre-school CGI animation series based on the hugely popular German book

Mondo Yan (2018)
Telegael / Toonz India

Wrote 8 episodes for this animated comedy series

Skinner Boys (2017)
Telegael Ireland / SLR Australia / Super RTL

Wrote 3 episodes for this animated series

Blinky Bill (2016)
Flying Bark Australia

Wrote 5 episodes for this animated comedy series

Zig & Zag (2015)
Flickerpix / CBBC / RTE

Wrote 4 episodes for this animated comedy series

Inis Spraoi (2011)
Monster Entertainment / RTE

Pre-school comedy series

Roy Series 1-4 (2010-2013)
Jam Media / CBBC

Wrote 4 episodes for this live action / animated mockumentary series

Winner: BAFTA and NTS Awards

Groove High (2009-2010)
Disney UK / Planet Nemo (France)

Animated/Live Action Series (26′ episodes)

Other Writing

The Diary of Emily Porter: An Jailtacht (LeabhairCOMHAR) comedic novel for YA published in 2018 and launched at the Dalkey Book Festival. Commissioned to write a sequel.

A collection of short stories published in Saibhreas (Mentor Press) secondary school text book for leaving certificate Irish.