Philip is reacquainting himself with theatre in Britain after twelve years writing and directing (and occasionally acting) with Quorum Theatre Company (a touring theatre company he co-founded with fellow RADA alumni Judi Armstrong, based in southern France). For Quorum he has written eight one-act plays, of which ‘A PLAN OF ACTION’ is currently available through Samuel French Ltd. In 2010 Philip co-founded PCK Productions with fellow writer/actor Kristina Anne Howell. The company toured his full length comedy/farce ‘THE ESSENCE OF LOVE’ to theatres in the south of England. The play is published and available through Stagescripts Ltd. With Kristina, he wrote ‘VIRTUALLY JUST SO’, a modern take on Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’, for the youth production at The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. Philip has just completed his third full-length play entitled ‘A THORN IN MIDSUMMER’.
Paul Baynes and Dan Alexander are comedy/drama writers whose narrative comedy generates its humour from the strong characters who populate their storylines. They have written a sitcom, DELICIOUS, and comedy drama SCREW ROMANCE, and previously wrote and co-produced MOVIE MISHAPS for award winning online media website ChannelFlip. Paul and Dan recently signed a development deal with Objective Productions for a game-show format.
Caroline is a drama writer whose work explores a number of very different contemporary social worlds. After completing her Masters in Screenwriting from London College of Communication, she was selected for the TAPS Continuing Drama Course in association with Yorkshire Television. Her short film TORMENTED then reached the finals of the British Short Screenplay Competition, while GOING TO SEE NANCY, GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN and MANY HAPPY RETURNS were also highly placed. She has written THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, a two-part psychological drama in which a child killer is forced to face the consequences of his murderous past; RIPPLES, a returning drama series which follows the repercussions of one family’s shocking actions; and BEHIND BARS, a returning drama series set in a Young Offenders’ Institution. While developing further original ideas, she also has ambitions to write for continuing drama series.
Previously lead singer for multi-million selling band Morcheeba, Daisy now writes comedy and drama characterised by sharp, witty dialogue, and often focusing on strong female characters. She has already been short-listed for both the Red Planet Prize and BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. Recent projects include thriller THE INDUSTRY, a non-linear series which explores corruption and power in the music business; SMILER, a serial drama about retrograde sexual abuse allegations; and BLACK-ISH, a sitcom about a washed-up woman of mixed heritage who tries to find personal and professional happiness in modern day London.
Matt is a comedy/drama writer with a strong, offbeat voice. Working initially in children’s animation, he developed and wrote for the French-Canadian animated teen-comedy series MY LIFE ME (Carpe Diem TV/Teletoon). Recent original work includes a quirky detective series, EDSEL, about a private investigator who only solves miniscule mysteries; and a high-concept comedy feature, BE LIKE SPIKE, about three friends who attempt to emulate the success of an old school peer by copying his every life choice.
Michael is a playwright whose first play TEACHERS PLAYGROUND went to the Edinburgh Fringe. His second play THEY WON’T KILL YOU was praised by The Stage as “fun, sparky and full of ideas” whilst the London Magazine commended THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE for its “sensitive, somewhat maudlin touch.” In 2010 A HANDFUL OF MUSTARD SEED was given a rehearsed reading at the Bush Theatre starring Paula Wilcox. His short plays have been performed at the Old Vic Tunnels, Southwark Playhouse, Riverside Studios, Theatre 503 and RADA. As well as working on various theatre projects, he also wrote the short film DAWN RESCUE, and is currently co-writing a feature screenplay.
David has had two comedy features optioned, and was commissioned to write a sitcom for It’s Alright Ma Productions. His comedy drama IS THIS MUSIC? was developed for a TAPS showcase, and earned him a runner-up place in the 2009 Red Planet Screenwriting Contest. David has recently developed STUCK BETWEEN STATIONS, a comedy set in the world of finance, and a sitcom about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, imaginatively titled FOUR HORSEMEN. He is currently working on a comedy about trying to be rock ’n’ roll when you’re thirty-something, and writes the popular Army Of Dave website.