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Sophie Dutton

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation

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

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Sophie is an animation scriptwriter and artist based in Cardiff. Her recent TV credits include Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Love Monster and Pip & Posy. Her work has been broadcast on CBeebies, Netflix, Channel 5’s Milkshake, and many more channels worldwide.

She co-created animated short film Lost in 48 hours with her partner Jake Harvey for AniJam 2017, where the film won first place. From one of her original illustrations, she was also commissioned to develop and write animated short film Partridge in a Bear Tree by Cloth Cat Animation. Both films have been featured in several festivals around the world.

In October 2020 she released her first art book, ‘How to Host a Ghost‘ – and is looking forward to making another one soon!

Website: www.sophdutton.com

Work

Current

Love Monster 2
CBeebies / Karrot / Boatrocker

Currently writing for Series 2 of the upper preschool animation series (7 min)

Hey Duggee 4
Studio AKA / CBeebies

Currently writing for Series 4 of the preschool animation series (7 min)

Television

Pip & Posy (2020-2021)
Magic Light Pictures

Wrote 4 x 7 min episodes for new upper preschool animation series for Sky and Channel 5’s Milkshake

Episodes broadcast so far:
– Spotty Dotty

My Petsaurus 4 (2020)
Bumpybox / CBeebies

Wrote 2 x 2 min episodes for Series 4 of the upper preschool animation series

Hey Duggee 3 (2019-2020)
Studio AKA / CBeebies

Wrote 4 x 7 min episodes for Series 3 of the preschool animation series

Episodes broadcast so far:
– The Art Badge
– The A Cappella Badge
– The Senses Badge

Love Monster (2019-2020)
CBeebies / Karrot / Boatrocker

Wrote 4 x 7 min episodes for the new upper preschool animation series

Episodes broadcast so far:
– Dancing Away Day
– Treasure Hunt Day
– Day After Woohoo Day
– Frosty Frolics Day

Luo Bao Bei 2 (2018-2019)
Cloth Cat Animation / Magic Mall / Channel 5's Milkshake

Wrote 8 x 11 min episodes for Series 2 of the upper preschool animation series

School of Roars 2 (2019)
Dot to Dot Productions

Wrote 1 x 7 min episode for Series 2 of the preschool animation series

Episode:
– Hot Cakes

My Petsaurus 3 (2019)
Bumpybox / CBeebies

Wrote 1 x 2 min episode for Series 3 of the upper preschool animation series

Episode:
– Paddling Pool

Go Jetters 3 (2018-2019)
CBeebies

Wrote 3 x 11 min episodes for Series 3 of the upper preschool animation series

Episodes broadcast so far:
– Go Jet Academy: Rainbows
– Go Jetter Heroes: Polar Explorers
– Mission Manatee: USA

Luo Bao Bei
Cloth Cat Animation / Magic Mall / Channel 5's Milkshake

Wrote 8 x 11 min episodes for new upper preschool animation series

Episodes:
– Mount Mess
– Replaced
– Waddle Squad
– Pink Dress Blues
– Cold Feet
– Best in Show
– Stuck in the Middle
– Lion Dance (Chinese New Year Special)

Film

Partridge in a Bear Tree (2018)
Cloth Cat Animation

Developed and wrote animated short film based on original illustration. Film commissioned and produced by Cloth Cat Animation for Christmas 2018. Watch it here.

Lost (2017)
AniJam 2017 / Encounters Film Festival

Co-created animated short film with Jake Harvey in 48 hours for competition. Awarded first place at AniJam 2017. Watch it here.

Development Work

Magic Molly (2018)
Filmblades / Pixel Giants

Wrote 5 x episode synopses and 1 x 11 min pilot script rewrite/edit for upper preschool animation project in development

New Projects (2018)
Bumpybox

Wrote 4 x episode synopses for preschool animation projects in development

New Project (2016)
Bumpybox

Wrote 2 x episode synopses and 1 x 5 min pilot script for preschool animation project in development

Scriptwriter and Development Assistant (2014-2017)
Cloth Cat Animation

Worked on multiple animation projects in development, including writing pilot scripts and content for pitch bibles for preschool and 6+ kids

Online/Digital

Skwigly Online Animation Magazine (2016-2017)

Writing articles about animation and interviewing animation creatives

– Interview with Adventure Time Head Writer Kent Osborne (read here)
– Review and Interview: Stephen Silver and The Silver Way (read here)
– Death in Space: Thomas Lucas Interview (read here)
– Cardiff Animation Nights Celebrates Double Figures (read here)

Procter and Gamble (2014)

Commissioned to write a bedtime storybook to promote new product. Final story was illustrated and promoted across the brand’s digital platforms.

Script Reading

Script Reader (2013-2014)
Scriptwriters Network

Read and copy-edited feature-length scripts for the Hollywood Outreach Program, and wrote script reports analysing Character, Plot, Structure, Narrative Style, Marketability and more.

Awards

AniJam (2017)
Winner of 48-hour animation challenge with short film Lost

Best Script (2012)
Cardiff Student Media Awards
Awarded for animation film script Monsters