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Will Brenton

Writer, Director, Producer, Children's

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

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Will has co-created, written, produced and directed some of today’s best known programmes for children, including The Tweenies, Jim Jam and Sunny, Boo! Fun Song Factory, BB3B, Wibbly Pig, Mighty Mites, and Florries Dragons. He has received many awards, including a BAFTA, an RTS Award, as well as six BAFTA nominations and another 14 awards and nominations. Recently on TV Will produced and directed the second series of Melody – a show developed with the RNIB with visually impaired children in mind for Cbeebies, as well as directing Wanda and the Alien, a 52 part animation series for C5’s ‘Milkshake’ and Nickelodeon International.
Will has also written, co-written and directed over 30 live shows, from all the traditional pantomimes to huge arena shows for characters including The Tweenies, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Noddy, Postman Pat and Bratz. Will wrote and directed Dr Who: The Monsters are Coming!, an arena tour which opened at Wembley, and over the last four years he has written and directed the regular Easter ‘Cbeebies’ arena shows. In July 2015 Will took a more theatrical approach as he wrote and directed The Tale of Mr Tumble for the Manchester International Festival – personally backed by Sir Tony Hall and Peter Salmon, this show tells the back story of one of the nation’s favourite TV characters. It was also transmitted on Cbeebies.

Work

Current

Tee & Mo
Plug In Media / Cbeebies

Currently writing episodes for a new preschool animation

Munki & Trunk
Sunrise Productions

Devisor and lead writer on new dialogue free action comedy for 4-7 year olds with South African studio Sunrise Productions.  Aardman are on board as global distributors

Television Directing

Melody (2016)
Wish Films / LAAH Entertainment / Cbeebies

Co-developed, produced and directed. Now in its second series, half live action and half animation, made with special consideration for the visually impaired.

Wanda and the Alien (2013-2014)
Komixx Entertainment / C5

Developed and directed. Globally broadcast through C5 and Nickelodeon

Florrie's Dragons (2010-2011)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Wibbly Pig (2009)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Jim Jam & Sunny (2006-2007)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, ITV

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Nominated for Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 2005

BB3B (2005)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Boo! (2005)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Nominated for Best Animation Children’s BAFTA 2003

Nominated for Best Children’s TV Show RTS Award 2001

The Tweenies (1999-2003)
BBC

Creator/Producer/Writer/Director on a series totaling 390 episodes.

Winner of Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 2000

Coronation Street (1997-1999)
ITV

Four blocks (16 episodes)

Emmerdale (1997-1999)
ITV

Four Blocks (12 episodes)

Bitsa (1996)
BBC

Location based Art installation show (8 episodes)

Fun Song Factor (1994-2000)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, GMTV

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Nominated for Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 1999

Playdays (1993-1996)
BBC

Single camera location, multi camera location and studio.

Live Productions

The Tale of Mr Tumble (2015)

Writer/Director

A Stage play telling the tale of Mr Tumble’s early life.

Filmed and screened on Cbeebies

Cbeebies Live! (2014-2015)
UK Tour

Writer/Director on a show with a live band of characters

Cbeebies Live! 'Justin and Friends' (2013)
UK Tour

Writer/Director on a show starring Justin Fletcher – the BBC’s top children’s star. This toured the UK’s main arenas.

Hairy Bikers Live (2012)
UK Tour

Writer/Director for variety style show.

Cbeebies Live! 'Reach to the Stars' (2012)
Wembley Arena and Tour

Writer/Director on live action/music show opening at Wembley Arena and touring the UK.

Doctor Who Live: 'The Monsters are Coming' (2010)
Wembley Arena and Tour

Writer/ Director. Conceived and wrote show in consultation with Stephen Moffat and Gareth Roberts.

Cbeebies Live! 'Wonderlands Tour' (2009)
UK Arena Tour

Writer/Director on a show with a live band of characters.

Cbeebies Live! 'Treasure Hunt' (2008)
UK Arena Tour

Writer/Director on a show with a live band of characters.

Cbeebies Live! 2 (2007)
UK Arena Tour

Writer/Director on a show with a live band of characters.

Cbeebies Live! (2006)
Uk Arena Tour

Writer/Director on a show with a live band of characters.

Thomas and Friends (2006)
UK Arena Tour

Writer/Director on a show using life sized engines, the script went on to a world tour.

Bob at the Science Museum (2007)
Interactive walk through experience

Interactive walk through experience in which the audience has to physically help Bob build and renovate a youth club.

Bratz Live (2005)
Global Arena Tour

The first live incarnation of the huge toy brand – Directed by Arlene Philips.

Tweenies Live - No Sleep Till Bedtime
UK Arena Tour

The Tweenies turned into a full on Music Act for an all singing dance led show.

Tweenies Live - The Christmas Present (2001)
Royal Albert Hall & Arena Tour

The Tweenies Christmas theme show has the honour of being the second highest number of continuous performances at the RAH in its History!

Tweenies Live - Milo the Clown (2003)
UK Arena Tour

The Tweenies’ unique take on a circus show.

Tweenies Live (1999)
UK Arena Tour

The show that broke the mold and created a true market in the UK for pre-school arena tours, and led to the regular circuit there is today. It sold more tickets than Robbie Williams and Brittany Spears PUT TOGETHER!

Television Writing

Florrie's Dragons (2010-2011)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Wibbly Pig (2009)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Jim Jam & Sunny (2006-2007)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, ITV

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director

Nominated for Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 2005

BB3B (2005)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Boo! (2003-2006)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, BBC

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director.

Nominated for Best Animation Children’s BAFTA 2003

Nominated for Best Children’s TV Show RTS Award 2001

The Tweenies (1999-2003)
BBC

Creator/Producer/Writer/Director on a series totaling 390 eps

Winner of Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 2000

Fun Song Factory (1994-2000)
Tell-Tale Productions / Wish Films, GMTV

Writer, Director and Producer through the role of company director

Nominated for Best Live Action Children’s BAFTA 1999