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Danny Stack

Writer, Director, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer - Kids (animation and live action) / Drama / Film

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Danny is a prolific writer/director in the kids/family genre, and is experienced across many genres and formats. His children TV credits include the global favourites Hey Duggee, PJ Masks, Transformers, Octonauts and Thunderbirds Are Go. He was head writer for Flix (an animated comedy series based on the books by Tomi Ungerer), and lead writer for Holt (an ambitious sci-fi animation series), both for RTE. As a director, he works closely with Tim Clague. Under their Nelson Nutmeg Pictures banner they have directed two live-action family films (the comedy caper Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? and the sci-fi adventure Future TX) as well as their own TV series (Dog Years). They’ve directed two romcom films for Reel One Entertainment: To England With Love and A Very English Christmas, which premiered on Channel 5 and Paramount+ in 2023. Danny’s drama writing credits include EastEnders and Doctors, and he has also written for computer games including Colin McRae: Dirt and Score! Hero. In 2007, Danny set up the Red Planet Prize with writer/producer Tony Jordan, and is regularly involved in mentoring schemes for new writers. He started his career in the Channel 4 Comedy department, and went on to become a highly regarded industry script reader for the likes of Working Title, Pathe, Miramax, BFI, Irish Film Board, amongst others.




Development script – selected for Cartoon Forum 2023

Development work for series, currently script editing and writing

Igloo Animations / RTÉ

Lead Writer for upcoming series for RTÉ


A Very English Christmas (2023)
Reel One Entertainment

Co-directed festive romcom film with Tim Clague, which premiered on Channel 5 and Paramount+ in 2023.

To England With Love (2023)
Reel One Entertainment

Co-directed romcom film with Tim Clague, which premiered on Channel 5 and Paramount+ in 2023.

Future TX (2021)
Templeheart Films / Nelson Nutmeg Productions

Co-wrote and co-directed live action family film with Tim Clague, starring Griff Rhys Jones, released by Canoe Film in Odeon cinemas from October 2022.

Quail Hollow (2017)
Templeheart Films

Rewrite of horror film

Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (2015)

Family feature film. Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in the Family strand, 2015.

Lego Friends Movie (2014)
M2 Films / Lego

Did a rewrite and polish on the screenplay of a new direct-to-video feature film based on the LEGO Friends characters. August 2014


Pictor / RTÉ

Head writer on new 6+ animation comedy based on Tomi Ungerer’s books for RTÉ

Silly Sundays
Cartoon Saloon / Cartoon Network / HBO Max

1 x 7′ episode for pre-school comedy now airing on RTÉjr

Tulipop S3

3 x 7′ episodes for the third series of this Icelandic brand

Pop Paper City
LoveLove Films / Aardman / Milkshake!

Development script and 1 x 7′ episode for new animated series now available on Milkshake! and My5

Big Tree City
Blue Zoo / Netflix

1 x 11′, pre-school animation

Alva and the Trolls
Kavaleer / RTE / Sky Kids

1 x 11′ episode, pre-school

Tales from Dun Draiochta

1 x 11′, mythology pre-school animation

Daisy & Ollie (2020-2021)
Hoopla Animation / Milkshake

Wrote 6 episodes on series 1 and 2 of this pre-school animation

Dog Years (2019-2020)

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.

PJ Masks IV (2018-2019)
Frogbox / eOne / Disney

2 x 11′ episodes for Season 4 of the internationally popular show

Rescue Bots Academy I & II (2017-2019)
Boulder Media

9 episodes for Irish/US pre-school animation.

PJ Masks III (2017-2018)
Frogbox / eOne / Disney

4 x 11′ episodes for Season 3 of the internationally popular show

Dr Panda (2017)
Dr Panda Production

4 x 7′ episodes of animated series based on the popular online games.

PJ Masks II (2016-2017)
Frogbox / eOne

3 x 11′ episodes for Season 2 of the internationally popular show

The Polos (2016-2017)
Marco Polo Entertainment

1 x episode for educational animation series

Olobob Top (2016-2017)
Beakus Animation / Cbeebies

6 x 5′ episodes pre-school animation, broadcast summer 2017.

Brewster the Rooster (2016)
Salty Dog Productions

3 x 11′ episodes

Hey Duggee Series I and II (2014)
Studio AKA / Cbeebies

Part of the writing team for this BAFTA award-winning show.

Zack & Quack II (2016)
Belly-Up Productions

1 x 11′ episode

The Hive II (2015)
Lupus / Disney

Wrote episodes on the Disney pre-school animation series.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (2014)

1 x 22’ episode of reimaging of the classic animated adventure series

I'm a Fish (2014)
Monster Entertainment

Pilot episode and 3 episodes

Inis Sproi (2013)
Monster Entertainment

2 x 11’ episodes of preschool 2D animation (3-6 year olds)

Octonauts (2012)
Silvergate Media / Brown Bag Films / Cbeebies

2 x 11’ episodes.

I'm A Creepy Crawly (2012)
Monster Entertainment

4 x 2’ episodes.

Fleabag Monkeyface (2011)
Impossible Kids / CiTV

6 x 11’ episodes children’s comedy. Producer: Laura Duncalf

Fair City (2011)

2 x 30’ episodes. Series storyline.

Roy (2010)
Jam Media Ltd / CBBC

1 episode

Winner: Best Children’s Drama, Royal Television Society Awards

Nominated: Best Drama, BAFTA Children’s Awards

EastEnders (2009)

2 x 30’ episodes ‘Taking Control’ and ‘The Fate We Make’

XOL (2008)
Steve Walsh Productions / Peach Blossom

26 x 30 episodes

Pilot and series story editor

Stone Age (2008)
BKN International

1 episode

Sofia's Diary UK (2008)
Campbell Ryan Productions / Sony / Channel 5


The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2007)
Pesky Productions / CiTV

1 episode

Winner: Best Children’s Animation, BAFTA

Doctors (2006)

2 x 30’ episodes ‘Changes’ and ‘Love Me and Leave Me’


Development (2020-2021)
Reesee Entertainment

Development work for Chinese studio

Development (2020)
Giggle Garage

Development work for Malaysian studio.

Development (2020)
IM Genie

Development work for Indian studio.

Comedy Project (2012)
Hat Trick Productions

Series development and pilot episode.


Score Hero! (2016)
First Touch Games

Writer of story and in-game text.

Colin McRae: DiRT (2008)

Writer of in-game dialogue.


Liquid Lunch (2011)

Writer / Director

Original 6-part comedy series

Sofia's Diary UK (2007)
Campbell Ryan Productions / Sony

Internet-based diary series

Short Film

After School Club (2012)
White Lantern Film

Director. 5’ comedy film.

Origin (2010)
Silverdale Films

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


On The Death of his Wife (2006)

Writer / Director

3’ film


The Man Inside (2012)
Scanner Rhodes

Script Editor

Feature film. Writer/Director: Dan Turner, starring Peter Mullan

Echoes (2010)
The Arts Institute Bournemouth

Script Editor

Award winning short film, writer/director: Rob Brown

Kings (2007)
Newgrange Pictures

Script Editor

Feature Film, writer/director: Tom Collins, starring Colm Meaney

Donkey Town (2002)
Channel 4

Script Editor

Award winning animated short film.

Writer/director: Sam Morrison

Rogue Moon
Still Films

Feature Film in development

C4 Animations: Air / Mesh / Animate!
Channel 4

Script Editor