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Sara Daddy

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

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Sara is a Head Writer/Screenwriter/Development Producer with over 16 years’ experience in children’s television, working for 8 years in the BBC’s children’s department, covering both CBeebies and CBBC, and for the past 8 years as a freelance scriptwriter and developer working for a range of companies including Nickelodeon, Disney Jnr, Sprout, Netflix, The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, Penguin, Sixteen South and Cartoon Saloon.

Sara has a proven track record in the development of children’s programmes, including Broadcast Award winner and BAFTA-nominated Lily’s Driftwood Bay and RTS and Kidscreen-winner, Puffin Rock.

She was nominated for a Manimation Industry Excellence Award: Writing for Animation and Best Writing in a Pre-school Programme award at Dingle Animation Festival for Puffin Rock. Sara was Head Writer on ‘Claude‘ which won the Royal Television Society NI Award for Best Children’s / Animated Series, and was nominated for three awards at the Irish Animation Awards 2019 and for Best Preschool Show at the Broadcast Awards 2019.



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Lupus Films

Writing animated feature film based on a book IP

Olga da Polga

Lead Writer, writing 8 episodes of exciting new live-action / animated property

Paper Owl Films

Pilot script for new project presented at Mipcom 2021

Puffin Rock (Feature)
Dog Ears Ltd / Cartoon Saloon

Animated feature film in production, based on the Emmy-nominated series.

Sullivan Sails
Distillery Films

Head Writer on new pre-school series for RTÉ. In production, 26 x 7′.

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Cartoon Saloon

Development and pilot script on new animated series


Head Writer on new preschool series from the Icelandic production company of the same name (52 x seven minutes)

Head Writer / Screenwriter

Sol (2020-2021)
Paper Owl / S4C / BBC

22′ animated special, with funding from the first YACF fund award, launched simultaneously on CITV, CITV’s VOD ITV Hub, Channel 4’s VOD service All 4, and Channel 5’s VOD My 5 on 21st December 2020. Watch it in Irish, Welsh or Scots Gaelic with English subtitles on All 4 here.

Winner: Children’s Award at the Sandford St Martin Awards for excellence in religious and ethics programmes, 2021.

Winner: Best Children’s Programme at the Celtic Media Festival 2022.

Nominated: Prix Jeunesse International Festival 2022.

Mimi's World (2020)
Adastra Development

Wrote 6 episodes of new animated series.

Molly & Mack 3 (2020)

Wrote one episode for the third series.

Molly & Mack 2 (2019)

Wrote two episodes for the second series.

Claude (2016-2017)
Sixteen South / Disney Jnr

Head Writer overseeing 50 x 11′ scripts.


Royal Television Society NI Awards 2019
– Winner of Best Children’s / Animated Series

Irish Animation Awards 2019
– Nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series
– Nominated for Best Writing (Double Z)
– Nominated for Kids’ Choice Award

Broadcast Awards 2019
– Nominated for Best Preschool Show

Clangers 3 (2018)

1 x 11′ episode

Biggleton 2 (2018)

3 x 11′ scripts

Wildwoods (2017)
Sixteen South

1 x 11′ script

Nina and the Neurons: Get Building (2015)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

5 x 15′ scripts

Puffin Rock Seasons I & II (2013-2015)
DogEars / Cartoon Saloon / Penguin / Nick Jnr / Netflix

Head writer overseeing 78 x 7′ scripts

WINNER: Best Preschool and Best New Series at the Kidscreen Awards

NOMINATIONS: Puffin Rock has received several nominations, including an Emmy nomination and five Annie nominations.

Nina and the Neurons: Get Sporty and Go Digital (2013)
BBC / CBeebies

6 x 15′ scripts

Lily's Driftwood Bay Seasons I & II (2013-2015)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

10 x 7′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Earth Explorers (2012)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

8 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Engineering (2012)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

8 x 15′ scripts

The Pajanimals (2011)
Jim Henson Company / Sixteen South

8 x 15′ scripts

Driver Dan's Story Train Series I & II (2010-2011)
3Line Media / A Productions Ltd / CBeebies

5 x 11′ scripts

Talkie Time (2010)
Turmeric Media Ltd / CBeebies

2 x 6′ scripts

Big City Park (2010)
Sixteen South / BBC / CBeebies

6 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab (2010)
BBC / CBeebies

10 x 15′ scripts

Same Smile (2009)
BBC / CBeebies

7 x 15′ scripts

Sesame Tree (2009)
Sesame Workshop / Sixteen South / Cbeebies

4 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Inventing (2009)
BBC / CBeebies

13 x 15′ scripts

Lazytown (2008)
Lazytown Entertainment / BBC / CBeebies

26 x scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Eco (2008)
BBC / CBeebies

7 x 15′ scripts


Development Work
Imaginaer Films

Development consultancy for new 3D preschool animated series YUKON: THE SPACE BOTANIST.

Development Work

Bible and script work, adapting books for animation.

Development Work (2017-2018)
Sixteen South

Development of slate for BAFTA Independent Production Company of the year.

Finding Wolfie (2017)
Dog Ears Ltd

Development and writing of an original animation special

Untitled (2017)
Paper Owl Ltd

Development of pilot script for new animation

Goose (2016)
King Rollo

Development of Bible and Pilot script for pre-school animation.

My Brother, the Minotaur (2015)
Dog Ear's / Cartoon Saloon

Development of new animation.

Puffin Rock (2013-2014)
Dog Ears Ltd / Cartoon Saloon / Penguin

Development of bible and initial script for Puffin Rock – a pre-school animation series. RTS and Kidscreen winner.

Lily's Driftwood Bay (2012-2013)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

Development of bible and 3 x 7 min pilot scripts for pre-school animation series, sold to over 20 countries including UK (Nick Jnr, Milkshake), US (Sprout), Germany (Kika), Australia (ABC) and Sweden. Winner of the Broadcast award for Best Pre-School Show. BAFTA, IFTA and RTS nominated.

My Story (2011-2011)
BBC / CBeebies

Development of pre-school history series for CBBC Scotland. Commissioned by CBeebies and currently in third series.

Big City Park (2010-2010)
BBC / Sixteen South / CBeebies

Pilot script for IFTA and Scottish BAFTA Award Winning series, commissioned by CBeebies for 26 x 15 mins and transmitted in 2010.


Lily's Driftwood Bay (2012-2013)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

Development Producer

Same Smile (Series II) (2011-2011)
BBC / CBeebies

Producer, 26 x 15′ episodes

BBC (1999-2007)

Nina and the Neurons (BAFTA Award Winning series – CBeebies); Springwatch (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBeebies); Suspect (CBBC); Castle in the Country (BBC1); Balamory (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBeebies); Raven (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBBC); Trading Standards (BBC1 Scotland); @The Edge (CBBC); Rule the School (Series 1 – 4, BAFTA Nominated, CBBC, BBC1); The Saturday Show (CBBC, BBC1); Against All Odds (Series 1 – 3, CBBC, BBC1); Hyperlinks (CBBC, BBC1); Ukool (CBBC, BBC1); The Millennium Show (BBC1).