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Sara Daddy

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Live Action, Head Writer, Series Developer, Showrunner

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Sara Daddy is a deeply experienced writer for children’s programmes, both live-action and animation. She is in demand as a highly organised and efficient Head Writer, working on series for many broadcasters including Disney, BBC, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Milkshake and RTE.

Known for her character driven stories, filled with warmth and humour, she has collaborated with many companies, helping to take series from pitch to screen, especially series based on well-known books and existing IP.

Recently Sara has been concentrating on specials and features, writing the multi-award winning special about grief, Sol, and the critically acclaimed Puffin Rock and the New Friends, a movie based on the beloved Emmy-nominated series. She has recently scripted an animated feature length film for Lupus, which is due for release at Christmas 2024.



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Lupus Films

Animated feature film in production based on a book IP

Olga da Polga S2

Head Writer for upcoming second series of beloved children’s property, writer of 6 x 11′ scripts

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Dog Ears / Cartoon Saloon

Head Writer for series 3 of beloved animated property

A Horse Named Steve
Sixteen South

Development script – selected for Cartoon Forum 2023

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Sky Kids

Writing episodes for upcoming animated pre-school series

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Score Draw Media / CBeebies

Writing episodes for upcoming animated series

Head Writer / Screenwriter

Puffin Rock and the New Friends
Dog Ears Ltd / Cartoon Saloon

Animated feature film based on the Emmy-nominated series. Released in cinemas July 2023 with support from WestEnd Films UK and Screen Ireland

Sullivan Sails (2022)
Distillery Films

Head Writer on new pre-school series for RTÉ. In production, 26 x 7′.

Silly Sundays (2022)
Cartoon Saloon

Wrote 4 x 7′ episodes for new animated series streaming on RTÉjr

Tulipop Series 1 - 3

Head Writer on new preschool series from the Icelandic production company of the same name (52 x 7′)

Olga da Polga (2022)
Maramedia / CBeebies

Lead Writer, wrote 8 x 11′ episodes of exciting new live-action / animated property, available now on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer.

Sol (2020-2021)
Paper Owl / S4C / BBC

22′ animated special, with funding from the first YACF fund award, launched simultaneously on CITV, CITV’s VOD ITV Hub, Channel 4’s VOD service All 4, and Channel 5’s VOD My 5 on 21st December 2020. Watch it in Irish, Welsh or Scots Gaelic with English subtitles on All 4 here.

Winner: Children’s Award at the Sandford St Martin Awards for excellence in religious and ethics programmes, 2021.

Winner: Best Children’s Programme at the Celtic Media Festival 2022.

Winner: Best Children’s and/or Animation at the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Awards 2022

Nominated: Prix Jeunesse International Festival 2022.

Mimi's World (2020)
Adastra Development

Wrote 6 episodes of new animated series.

Molly & Mack 3 (2020)

Wrote one episode for the third series.

Molly & Mack 2 (2019)

Wrote two episodes for the second series.

Claude (2016-2017)
Sixteen South / Disney Jnr

Head Writer overseeing 50 x 11′ scripts.


Royal Television Society NI Awards 2019
– Winner of Best Children’s / Animated Series

Irish Animation Awards 2019
– Nominated for Best Animated Preschool Series
– Nominated for Best Writing (Double Z)
– Nominated for Kids’ Choice Award

Broadcast Awards 2019
– Nominated for Best Preschool Show

Clangers 3 (2018)

1 x 11′ episode

Biggleton 2 (2018)

3 x 11′ scripts

Wildwoods (2017)
Sixteen South

1 x 11′ script

Nina and the Neurons: Get Building (2015)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

5 x 15′ scripts

Puffin Rock Seasons I & II (2013-2015)
DogEars / Cartoon Saloon / Penguin / Nick Jnr / Netflix

Head writer overseeing 78 x 7′ scripts

WINNER: Best Preschool and Best New Series at the Kidscreen Awards

NOMINATIONS: Puffin Rock has received several nominations, including an Emmy nomination and five Annie nominations.

Nina and the Neurons: Get Sporty and Go Digital (2013)
BBC / CBeebies

6 x 15′ scripts

Lily's Driftwood Bay Seasons I & II (2013-2015)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

10 x 7′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Earth Explorers (2012)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

8 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Engineering (2012)
BBC Scotland / CBeebies

8 x 15′ scripts

The Pajanimals (2011)
Jim Henson Company / Sixteen South

8 x 15′ scripts

Driver Dan's Story Train Series I & II (2010-2011)
3Line Media / A Productions Ltd / CBeebies

5 x 11′ scripts

Talkie Time (2010)
Turmeric Media Ltd / CBeebies

2 x 6′ scripts

Big City Park (2010)
Sixteen South / BBC / CBeebies

6 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab (2010)
BBC / CBeebies

10 x 15′ scripts

Same Smile (2009)
BBC / CBeebies

7 x 15′ scripts

Sesame Tree (2009)
Sesame Workshop / Sixteen South / Cbeebies

4 x 15′ scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Inventing (2009)
BBC / CBeebies

13 x 15′ scripts

Lazytown (2008)
Lazytown Entertainment / BBC / CBeebies

26 x scripts

Nina and the Neurons: Go Eco (2008)
BBC / CBeebies

7 x 15′ scripts


Title TBA (2023)
Cake Entertainment

Development work

Yukon, Space Botanist (2022-2022)
Imaginar Film

Development script – selected for Cartoon Forum 2023

Paper Owl Films

Pilot script for new project presented at Mipcom 2021

Development Work

Bible and script work, adapting books for animation.

Development Work (2017-2018)
Sixteen South

Development of slate for BAFTA Independent Production Company of the year.

Finding Wolfie (2017)
Dog Ears Ltd

Development and writing of an original animation special

Untitled (2017)
Paper Owl Ltd

Development of pilot script for new animation

Goose (2016)
King Rollo

Development of Bible and Pilot script for pre-school animation.

Puffin Rock (2013-2014)
Dog Ears Ltd / Cartoon Saloon / Penguin

Development of bible and initial script for Puffin Rock – a pre-school animation series. RTS and Kidscreen winner.

Lily's Driftwood Bay (2012-2013)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

Development of bible and 3 x 7 min pilot scripts for pre-school animation series, sold to over 20 countries including UK (Nick Jnr, Milkshake), US (Sprout), Germany (Kika), Australia (ABC) and Sweden. Winner of the Broadcast award for Best Pre-School Show. BAFTA, IFTA and RTS nominated.

My Story (2011-2011)
BBC / CBeebies

Development of pre-school history series for CBBC Scotland. Commissioned by CBeebies and currently in third series.

Big City Park (2010-2010)
BBC / Sixteen South / CBeebies

Pilot script for IFTA and Scottish BAFTA Award Winning series, commissioned by CBeebies for 26 x 15 mins and transmitted in 2010.


Lily's Driftwood Bay (2012-2013)
Sixteen South / Nick Jnr

Development Producer

Same Smile (Series II) (2011-2011)
BBC / CBeebies

Producer, 26 x 15′ episodes

BBC (1999-2007)

Nina and the Neurons (BAFTA Award Winning series – CBeebies); Springwatch (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBeebies); Suspect (CBBC); Castle in the Country (BBC1); Balamory (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBeebies); Raven (BAFTA Award Winning Series, CBBC); Trading Standards (BBC1 Scotland); @The Edge (CBBC); Rule the School (Series 1 – 4, BAFTA Nominated, CBBC, BBC1); The Saturday Show (CBBC, BBC1); Against All Odds (Series 1 – 3, CBBC, BBC1); Hyperlinks (CBBC, BBC1); Ukool (CBBC, BBC1); The Millennium Show (BBC1).