2010 and before. Work recent work is on the 'News' page.

 

What's The Big Idea? - Planet Nemo/Cbeebies. Development, show bible and all pilot scripts for a new pre-school series about philosophy. 

 

Winner of Innovation award at 2010 Seoul Children's Animation Festival.

 

K3 - Studio 100. Development, show bible and pilot scripts for an animated series based around the unlikely adventure of Belgium biggest selling girl band! Alan also helped conceive and perform the pitch of the show at the 2010 Cartoon Forum in Hungary.

 

Tree Fu Tom - Cbeebies/Freemantle. Creation and hosting of two day series and story development workshop for this new pre-school series.

 

Mike the Knight. Hit Entertainment/Cbeebies. Creation and hosting of two day series and story development workshop for another new pre-school series.

 

Mini Ninjas - Impossible Kids/Eidos/TF1. Development, show bible and pilot scripts for a fast paced and funny martial arts series based on a bestselling computer game.

 

Oscar and Hoo - E1 Entertainment. Development and show bible for a new series based on a highly successful children's book by multi award winning animator Michael DuDocDuWitt.

 

Gina And The Granny Squad - Development and show bible for a new series based on an award winning short by animator????

 

FAQ with TNT - Lupus Films/Picture Production Company. Concept and pilot scripts for proposed Pinky and Perky Show spin-off.

 

Channel Four - script consultant on C4 animation schemes, supporting participants through workshops and script development, helping filmmakers realise their vision, including the Bafta winning short 'Mother Of Many.'

 

Screenwriting workshops at Bradford Animation Festival and Anime and helped present the British Animation Awards.

 

2009

 

The Pinky and Perky Show - PPC/Lupus Films/CBBC/France 3. Development of series, show bible, pilot scripts, story workshops, head writer/story editor/show runner for series. 52X13.

 

Episodes written by Alan were selected for competition at Annecy, Cartoons On The Bay and the Bradford Animation Festival and were nominated for 'Best Series For Children' in the Broadcast awards,

 

'An incredibly slick and successful update. From tiny chipolatas, mighty bangers once grew, and I think Pinky & Perky will sizzle again. Four stars. '

The Mail

 

'Witty scripts that will delight the kids and should raise a smile from                                    most parents.' - The Times

 

'There is much to recommend this incarnation. Choice of the day '

The Sunday Times

 

'A Pixar approach to adult irony…a wizard's hat of decent gags.'

The Guardian

 

'CBBC's fantastic new show continues to prove that two pert little piglets  really can be the saviours of children's TV.' - The Mail again (a week later.)

 

Dinopaws. Kindle Films/Impossible Kids. Co-creator and writer of C.G.I. pre-school series. Currently in advanced development.

 

Bad Squirrels. Millimages. Co-creator and writer of new series.

 

Weirdsville. Sardine Films (Canada.) Show bible and pilot script of new Curtis Jobling Show.

 

Dennis and Gnasher. Red Kite/D.C. Thompson. Creration and hosting of two day series and story development workshop.

 

Channel Four - script consultant on C4 animation schemes, supporting participants through workshops and script development, helping filmmakers realise their vision.

 

The Little Prince. Method Films. Pilot script for new series based on the French children's classic. Some jobs just don't work out!

 

Screenwriting workshops at The National Film School. Bradford Animation Festival, the East End Film Festival and Vault, part of the 2012 cultural Olympics preparations.

 

2008

 

      

Frankenstein's Cat - MacKinnon and Saunders/CBBC/France 3..

 

Series development, show bible, sample script, story devising workushop and head writer/story editor for series. 32X8. Alan wrote the theme song too!

 

Winner of Best Children's Series at 'Cartoons On The Bay' and Bradford Animation Festival for his episode 'Tale Of Tails.' Also a nominee for Best Series For Children in the British Animation Awards.

 

'A unique and gloriously quirky fast-paced, funny tale.' - Judges panel.

 

Dead Ringers - BBC. Animated sketches for several series of this popular satirical impressions show, plus for the pilot of a CBBC children's version, Take Off TV.

 

Mr Benn. - King Rollo Films. Development work and scripts for a series of somewhat subverted mobile phone shorts.

 

Hipster and Jack - Create TV/19. Development work, bible and pilot script for a pop music based comedy series.

 

Flowerheads - Aardman Animations. Development work..

 

Imp De Negro - Red Kite/MTV. Development work and pilot scripts for adult animated series.

 

Morpho J.J. - Teleimagination. Development work, bible and script consultant on comedy adventure series.

 

Rudi And Trudi - Teleimagination. Two scripts for 4-7 year olds.

 

Harry & His Bucket Of Dinosaurs - Collingwood O'Hare/Silver Fox Films. One script, ditto!

 

Tiny Tyrant - Kayenta Productions. Pilot scripts for a series based on a globally successful series of graphic novels.

 

Channel Four - script consultant on C4 animation schemes, supporting participants through workshops and script development, helping filmmakers realise their vision.

 

Screenwriting workshops at The National Film School, Bradford Animation Festival, Animex, Animated Exeter and helped present the British Animation Awards.

 

Earlier highlights

        working with former writing partner David Freedman

 

Foxbusters - Cosgrove Hall/Itel/CITV. Co-developer and head writer.

 

Bafta: Winner. Best Animated Series 2000.

British Animation Awards: Winner. Best Children's Series 2000

 

"For its humour, storytelling, characterisation and above all it's wit to surprise the audience, the award goes to Foxbusters." - Children's panel.

 

The First Snow Of Winter - Hibbert Ralph Entertainment/BBC. Script.

 

Prix Jeunesse: Winner. Best Children's Programme ( 0-6 fiction ) 2000.

The Royal Television Society: Winner. Best Children's Entertainment 1999.

BAFTA: Winner. Best Animation for Children 1999.

The Prix Danube: Winner. Best Independent Production 1999.

Kinderfilmfest, Tokyo: Grand Prize, Best Short Film 1999.

Washington DC International Film Festival: Best Film - Audience Award - Jury Award 1999

Rex The Runt - Aardman Animations/Egmont/BBC. Co-developer and writer.

The Old Lady And The Pigeons - Django Productions/BBC. Script.

Well.. one minute of dialogue anyway!.

Oscar nominee!