My name is Danny Stack.

Danny under caravanI’m a writer/director who specialises in the kids/family genre. My writing credits include high-profile children’s shows such as Thunderbirds Are Go, Hey Duggee, PJ Masks, Octonauts, Rescue Bots Academy, amongst others.

I’ve co-written/directed the live-action family films Future TX and Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? with Tim Clague. I’ve written/directed several short films, most notably my supernatural thriller, Origin (Best Horror, London Independent Film Festival 2012).

Tim and I co-host the UK Scriptwriters Podcast, which we started in 2010. It covers a wide range of topics, and interviews with great UK writers. Inspired by the podcast, we published two writing books, The UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, and Write A Script In 10 Weeks. Check out our joint UK Scriptwriters site here.

On this site, I discuss craft and share advice (and any relevant writing experiences), which is hopefully useful for the new and professional writer alike. I have a YouTube channel where I do scriptwriting videos, e.g. ‘How To Get An Agent’ below. You can always email me with any questions or feedback.

I also offer a script reading/consultancy service. For many years, I was a full-time freelance script reader for Miramax, Working Title, Pathe, UK Film Council, Irish Film Board etc. I helped set-up the Red Planet Prize with Tony Jordan, and have gained valuable insights into making the first ten pages of a script as strong as they can be (one of my scripts was a finalist in a BBC Writersroom Drama entry, top 6 out of 3000 scripts). If you’d like me to read your script and give feedback, please visit this page.

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