Carl is a hugely creative and commercially focused writer of comedy and drama for TV with an innate sense of character and dialogue (probably thanks to his successful acting career). He has a genuinely unique voice, and a lot to say, with a particular interest in understanding and sharing the lives of the disadvantaged and disaffected through accessible characters and storytelling.
Carl has had multiple solo projects in commissioned development with the BBC as well as in collaboration/association with wide range of exceptional creatives, from John Plowman to Jane Horrocks.
Recent projects include UNDERDOG, co written for television with Joel Fry and previously under option to What Larks! and LIGHTS; a personal and heavily researched drama with heart about the homeless community in a small Northern Town.
Carl is represented by Hatton McEwan Penford for his acting – firstname.lastname@example.org
TV AND FILM
The Chosen (Calamity Films) – Feature Film Rewrite
Marked (Break ‘Em Films) – Script development and editing
Underdog (Previously optioned by What Larks! Productions) – Original script co-written with Joel Fry.
Air Con (BBC) – Two episode commissioned development – Original script
Man Down (Avalon/Channel 4) – Writer of Additional Material/Script Consultation
The Last Factory (BBC2) – Two episode commissioned development – Original script
Scallywagga (BBC 3) – Writer of additional sketch material
Nested (Floor Productions/BBC Two) – Commissioned development – Original script
Do Us Part Shortlisted for The Bruntwood Playwright Prize 2008
Invited into the Royal Exchange Writers Group
Selected available original projects:
Dinosaur Semi autobiographical play about love, obsession and revenge. Directed by Adam Gillen
Music When the Lights Go Out Original comedy series about a group of roadies on tour.
Swine: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Original stage play .
STD Vicious Original Adult Animated Series. Co-Written with Nick Vivian. Jane Horrocks attached as Producer.