Daniel Brown is a Scottish screenwriter and playwright with a passion for exploring stories about marginalised characters, specifically those who are disabled or have special needs, within different contexts, and in a wide range of different tones and genres.
He has worked in TV development for a variety of leading production companies, including SISTER and AMC, where he worked in the writers’ room for their series, PANDORA, created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. He started in factual television as a researcher, working on shows for Channel 4 and BBC.
In 2016, Daniel Brown was selected for Channel 4’s “Year of Disability” presented to MPs alongside the Channel 4 Diversity Lecture which was delivered by Riz Ahmed at the House of Commons in 2017.
He will also be a part of the Royal Court Writers’ Group 2018-19.
10 x 60 Comedy Drama series set at a summer camp in the Midwest for young people with special needs and disabilities and counsellor from across the world.
(Pilot and series bible).
C.O.D.A (Child of Deaf Adults)
4 x 60 Drama thriller exploring medical progress and revenge within the Deaf community. Developed in collaboration with Ella Bennett. Winner of the Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s Script Pitch Challenge for best Short Film script.
(Short film script and pitch).
LIKE THE WAY I TALK
In a near-future society where those with disabilities and special needs work and live in vast factories, separated from their families, two rival speech therapists are trusted to ‘cure’ the voice of a young deaf man, only for them to realise that they don’t have a choice as the government are determined to use him for its own insidious use.