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St Just

A penniless and feckless Cornish couple resort to a life of crime in order to pay for IVF treatment to hopefully give them the child they think will save their car crash of a relationship.

  • Daniel Brierley
    My Face is in Space, Graceland, Untitled Aardman Project, Watchers
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    Comedy, romantic comedy, Western, Black Comedy
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    United Kingdom
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  • Bafta Rocliffe New Comedy Award
    BAFTA, London
    June 14, 2014
    New Comedy Award
Writer Biography - Daniel Brierley

Daniel grew up in Somerset and is now London-based.

After several years working in places like Sunny Delight Factories and Weatherspoons, he graduated with an MA in screenwriting from the National Film and Television School and has since written plays including Turning Barley, The Hobo Code (Soho Theatre), Daytrippers (Theatre Royal East) and Farmyard Rules (Bush Theatre).

His 2010 sitcom Gypos was a finalist in BBC's All Mixed Up and performed as a stage play at the Soho Theatre.

Previous projects include a short film for the BBC starring Olivia Williams as a giant panda and My Face in Space, nominated for Best British Short at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2012 and screened at LFF in the same year.

He won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy award in 2014 and has since developed projects with Channel 4 & Tiger Aspect in the UK and ID and Sundance in the States.

Along with director Tom Jobbins he’s developing an animated feature film with Aardman and the BFI

In 2015 he was one of 15 writers, producers and directors selected for the BFI NET.WORK talent scheme run at the LFF.

In 2016 TV script ‘Watchers’ was optioned by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) for Hattrick and his script ‘Queensguard’ was optioned by Stephen Spence (Forget Me Not) for LV films.

He’s represented by Independent Talent.

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