I've been a scriptwriter for over 20 years and have had the great honour of working on some of the most popular children's TV in the world including Thomas & Friends, Horrid Henry and Noddy. I'm also a script editor, development consultant, director and producer of kids' content. I always try to write genuinely funny and original scripts with a true heart. Currently Head Writer for a new Nickelodeon series and writing/directing an interactive movie for Playstation, Xbox, PC/MAC, and mobile.
I also write for video games, apps and interactive platforms including the BAFTA-nominated interactive movie THE BUNKER for consoles, PC and mobile and THE HUNTING, the world's first interactive movie. I have written over 15 children's books including The Smelly Sprout, The Tiny Tree and Princess Chocolate. My latest, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR ON CHRISTMAS DAY, is out now. I've also written and illustrated over 40 comedy books for my cartoon series The Odd Squad.
Please get in touch if you'd like to talk to me about your project.
Allan's agent: Janet Fillingham Associates
Allan's manager: Julie Kane-Ritsch, Gotham Group
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.
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!
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.