Scriptwriter, Head Writer, Series Development

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About me

I've been a scriptwriter for over 20 years as well as a Head Writer, Development Consultant, Director and Producer of kids' content.  Currently Head Writer for Nickelodeon/iQiyi's new series DEER SQUAD, now writing and developing Season 3.

I also write for video games, apps and interactive platforms including the award-winning and BAFTA-nominated interactive movie THE BUNKER for consoles, PC and mobile and THE HUNTING, the world's first interactive movie app.  Currently working on a number of international interactive projects.

I have written over 15 children's books including The Smelly Sprout and illustrated over 40 comedy books for my cartoon series The Odd Squad.

AWARDS:

BEST CHILDREN'S TELEVISION AWARD - British Screenwriting Awards

BEST WEB ANIMATION - Bradford Animation Festival

BAFTA CYMRU - Nominated Best Video Game, 'The Bunker'

Please get in touch if you'd like to talk to me about your project.

Agent:        Janet @ Fillingham Weston Associates

Manager:   Julie @ The Gotham Group

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Sample Episodes

When I'm writing scripts for children I try to write for myself first - kids are super intelligent, they understand comedy and pathos, pain and irony.  I try to write scripts which tap into their emotions, making them laugh, cry and cheer.  

Here's some of my work - get in touch if you'd like to know more or see some sample scripts.

Thomas and Friends

Written by Allan Plenderleith

Tilly and Friends

Written by Allan Plenderleith

Horrid Henry

Written by Allan Plenderleith

Dead Gorgeous

Written by Allan Plenderleith

Tree Fu Tom

Written by Allan Plenderleith

Gordon the Garden Gnome

Written and Created by Allan Plenderleith

 

Noddy Christmas Special

Writing for Interactive

Video Games, Apps, and Online.

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Tickle Finger and the Dinosauras App
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Princess Chocolate App
Tickle Finger and the Dinosaurs

THE BUNKER

BAFTA-nominated video game for Playstation 4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch and mobile - created, written, and directed by Allan Plenderleith.  A groundbreaking feature length interactive thriller, out now.

 

The Next Step - Take it to the Top!

This was a great project to work on, a dance game combined with RPG elements.  I wrote the story and script and had great fun writing for all the characters.

 

Children's Education

BBC Bitesize

I was asked to write a new series of 10 episodes for BBC Bitesize all about KS1 Music.  It featured a fun cast of characters from the world of music including Anna Meredith, Nitin Sawney, Bob Marley and Bach!

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 What are Pulse and Rhythm?

If you are starting to explore music it's helpful to know about pulse and rhythm. They're the foundations to every song.  Starring Anna Meredith!

 

Children's Books

Creating characters kids care about

I love writing children's books - my first book, The Smelly Sprout, was inspired by my son who refused to eat sprouts when he was younger.  I told him a story to feel sorry for sprouts and it worked, he gobbled them up!  My latest book, Teddy Christmas, is out now.

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Video Games - writer director producer

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