Danny is a prolific writer/director in the kids/family genre. He has written for the multi-award-winning Hey Duggee for CBeebies (Series 1 & 2), Disney’s PJ Masks (Series 2-4), Hasbro’s Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (Series 1 & 2), CBBC’s Roy (Series 1) and Thunderbirds Are Go! for CiTV (Series 1), amongst many others. He has co-written/directed the UK live-action family films, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival) and Future TX (2021), both with regular live-action collaborator Tim Clague. Danny & Tim also created Dog Years, the pre-school live-action TV show. Danny’s drama writing credits include EastEnders and Doctors, and he’s written/directed numerous short films, one of which, Origin, won Best Horror Short at the London Independent Film Festival. In 2007, Danny set up the Red Planet Prize with writer/producer Tony Jordan, and is regularly involved in mentoring and writing schemes for new writers.
Development script – selected for Cartoon Forum 2023
Scripting for new series
Development script polishing work with Tim Clague
Development teaser and script for second series of animated series for Chinese company Reesee
Co-wrote and co-directed a new live action kids film with Tim Clague
Rewrite of horror film
Family feature film. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in the Family strand, 2015.
Did a rewrite and polish on the screenplay of a new direct-to-video feature film based on the LEGO Friends characters. August 2014
Head writer on new 6+ animation comedy based on Tomi Ungerer’s books
1 x 7′ episode for pre-school comedy now airing on RTÉjr
3 x 7′ episodes for the third series of this Icelandic brand
Development script and 1 x 7′ episode for new animated series now available on Milkshake! and My5
1 x 11′, pre-school animation
1 x 11′ episode, pre-school
1 x 11′, mythology pre-school animation
Wrote 6 episodes on series 1 and 2 of this pre-school animation
Co-Creator, Lead Writer, Producer & Director with Tim Clague
Pre-school live-action show (10 x 7′ eps) about Dash the dog trying to understand the world around him, in his own unique way – now screening on KiDoodle and Amazon Prime.
2 x 11′ episodes for Season 4 of the internationally popular show
9 episodes for Irish/US pre-school animation.
4 x 11′ episodes for Season 3 of the internationally popular show
4 x 7′ episodes of animated series based on the popular online games.
3 x 11′ episodes for Season 2 of the internationally popular show
1 x episode for educational animation series
6 x 5′ episodes pre-school animation, broadcast summer 2017.
3 x 11′ episodes
Part of the writing team for this BAFTA award-winning show.
1 x 11′ episode
Wrote episodes on the Disney pre-school animation series.
1 x 22’ episode of reimaging of the classic animated adventure series
Pilot episode and 3 episodes
2 x 11’ episodes of preschool 2D animation (3-6 year olds)
2 x 11’ episodes.
4 x 2’ episodes.
6 x 11’ episodes children’s comedy. Producer: Laura Duncalf
2 x 30’ episodes. Series storyline.
Winner: Best Children’s Drama, Royal Television Society Awards
Nominated: Best Drama, BAFTA Children’s Awards
2 x 30’ episodes ‘Taking Control’ and ‘The Fate We Make’
26 x 30 episodes
Pilot and series story editor
Winner: Best Children’s Animation, BAFTA
2 x 30’ episodes ‘Changes’ and ‘Love Me and Leave Me’
Development work for Chinese studio
Development work for Malaysian studio.
Development work for Indian studio.
Series development and pilot episode.
Writer of story and in-game text.
Writer of in-game dialogue.
Writer / Director
Original 6-part comedy series
Internet-based diary series
Director. 5’ comedy film.
Writer / director / producer.
Selected: Raindance Film Festival, Branchange Film Festival, Berlin British Shorts, London Short Film Festival, Shortcutz London, Purbeck Film Festival
Winner: Best Horror Short, London Independent Film Festival 2012
Writer / Director
Feature film. Writer/Director: Dan Turner, starring Peter Mullan
Award winning short film, writer/director: Rob Brown
Feature Film, writer/director: Tom Collins, starring Colm Meaney
Award winning animated short film.
Writer/director: Sam Morrison
Feature Film in development