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Mark Hodkinson

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, 10+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer - Feature Films and Series / Animation and Live Action

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A vastly experienced, award-winning Screenwriter/Head Writer, Mark now has over a hundred broadcast credits for companies such as CBBC, Aardman Animations, Cartoon Saloon, Nickelodeon and DHX. Writing primarily for the children/family genre, he recently developed and was sole writer on a long form series with Cartoon Saloon and is currently developing two book adaptation projects for Subotica.



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Dog Ears / Giant

Writing for animated series in development

Moetion Films

Feature adaptation from the short film

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Live-action television comedy series adaptation from a novel. Co-writing with Richie Conroy

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Cartoon Saloon

Sole writer for new animated TV Series (26 x 28′ episodes) in production


Dorg Van Dango (2020)
Nickelodeon / DHX / Cartoon Saloon

2 x 11′ episodes of this animated TV Series, broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Malory Towers (2020)
King Bert / CBBC

3 x 30′ episodes with Richie Conroy
– The Trick
– The Dress
– The Spider

New series based on the Enid Blyton books.

Mystery Museum (2017)
Hahn Film / KiKA

Animated Series (22’ episodes)

Oddbods (2015-2017)
One Animation (Singapore)

Animated Series (7’ episodes)

The Skinner Boys (Series 2) (2015-2016)
SLR Productions Australia / Super RTL

Animated Series (24’ episodes)

Bottersnikes and Gumbles (2014-2015)
CBBC / Netflix / Cake Entertainment

Animated Series (11’ episodes)

Little Roy (2015)
CBBC / Jam Media

Live Action/Animated Series (15’ episodes)

Zig & Zag (2014-2015)
CBBC / Jam Media / Flickerpix / Double Z Enterprises

Animated Series (11’ episodes)

All at Sea (Series 2) (2013-2014)

Live Action Comedy Series (30’ episodes)

Nominated: BEST CHILDREN’S COMEDY Bafta Awards 2015

Sydney Sailboat (2013-2014)
Telegael / ABC Australia

Animated series (11’ episodes)

All at Sea (Series 1) (2013)

Live Action Comedy Series (30’ episodes)

Nominated: BEST CHILDREN’S COMEDY Bafta Children’s Awards 2014

California Math Spot Videos (2013)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

Live Action/Puppet Series (4’ episodes)

Roy (Series 3 & 4) (2012-2013)
Jam Media / CBBC

Live Action/Animation Series (27’ episodes)

Winner: Irish Animation Awards 2017: Best Writer for an Animated Series

Winner: Kidscreen Award 2015: Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series 2015

Texas Math Spot Videos (2012-2013)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

Live Action/Puppet Series (4’ episodes)

Joe & Jack (2011-2012)
Dancing Girl Productions, Red Ray Films

Pre-school Animation Series (7’ episodes)

Canimals (2010-2011)
Aardman Animations UK

Animation Series (7’ episodes)

Roy (Series 2) (2010-2011)
Jam Media / CBBC

Live Action/Animation Series (27’ episodes)

Winner: BAFTA For Children’s Best Drama 2012

Groove High (2009-2010)
Disney UK / Planet Nemo (France)

Animated/Live Action Series (26’ episodes)

Roy (Series 1) (2009)
Jam Media / CBBC

Live Action/Animation Series (27’ episodes)

The School for Little Vampires (2007-2009)
Hahn Film (Berlin)

Animated Series (11’ episodes)

Gawayn (2008)
Alphanim / Mondo TV

Animated Series (11’ episodes)

Rahan - Son of the Dark Ages (2007-2008)
Xilam Animation (France)

(Script polishing) Animated Series (26’ episodes)

A Kind of Magic (2006-2007)
Xilam Animation

Animated Series (26’ episodes)

Zombie Hotel (2005)
Alphanim / Magma Films

Animated series: (26’ episodes)

Ugly Duckling & Me - Series (2004-2005)
Magma Films, A Film (Denmark)

C.G.I.: Series (26’ episodes)

Lilly the Witch (2003)
Magma Films / VivaVision (Canada) / BBC / TVO

Animated TV Series. (26’ episodes)

Hans Christian Andersen – The Storyteller (2001)
Magma Films / Egmont / A Film / Danmark’s Radio / Super RTL

Animated series (26’ episodes)

Funky Cops (2000-2001)
Antefilm / M6 / Magma Films / Fox Kids

Animated series (26’ episodes)

Nick & Perry - The Alien Dogs (1998-1999)
Ellipse / ITEL / WDR / Magma Films / Trickompany (Germany)

Head Writer – Animated series (15’ episodes)

Animation Feature Films

The Defects
Fabrique d'Images

Co-writer (with Richie Conroy) on this original Feature Film script, based on the work of Academy Award-winning artist Stephane Halleux. In development

Two by Two: Overboard (2017-2018)
Ulysses Films / Moetion Films / Grid Animation / Fabrique d'Images

Co-Writer (with Richie Conroy) of this sequel to Two by Two (2015), releasing in UK cinemas on 23rd October 2020

Two by Two (2015)


Niko 2 (2011)
Anima Vitae (Finland)

Script Polish

Niko and the Way to the Stars (2008)
Anima Vitae (Finland)

Script Polish

Writer / Director

FRAN: Assistant Manager (Series 2) (2010)
Setanta / Ireland / Snowluke Pictures

Live Action Comedy Series

FRAN: Assistant Manager (Series 1) (2009)
Setanta / Ireland / Snowluke Pictures / TV3

Live Action Comedy Series

Up for Air (2008)
RTÉ / Galway Film Centre / Snowluke Pictures

Short Film (live action)

Writer / Producer

Violet (2015)

Short Animated Film (8’)

Official Selection at over 65 film festivals including:
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 (‘Whoopi’s Shorts’)
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Chicago International Children’s Festival 2015


WINNER: AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD, ANIMATION SHORT – Heartland International Film Festival 2016
WINNER: BEST WORLD CINEMA SHORT – Phoenix International Film Festival 2016
WINNER: BEST ANIMATION SHORT – Newport Beach International Film Festival 2016
WINNER: CHILDREN’S JURY AWARDS, BEST SHORT ANIMATED FILM – Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences 2016
WINNER: BEST ANIMATION SHORT – Irish Film Festa Rome 2016
WINNER: AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – SCRIPT/WRITER – IndieFest Film Awards 2016, California
WINNER: FESTIVAL AWARD FIRST PLACE – Chicago Irish Film Festival 2015