Hello there! My name is Niel Bushnell and I’m an award-winning screenwriter and author with experience of working in film, TV, online, games and publishing. I’m passionate about writing drama and comedy for adults and children, be it live action or animation.
As well as developing original animation properties I have worked as part of a writing team for clients including CBBC, DISNEY and NELVANA, and I have experience as an animation producer and director with licenced properties including DOCTOR WHO and THE DUMPING GROUND.
I’ve worked as a Writer, Illustrator, Producer and Director on a wide range of projects, and as an animator on several feature films including SPACE JAM and LOST IN SPACE, computer games like HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE and DRIVER, and television shows such as TRACY BEAKER RETURNS and HYPERDRIVE. I also co-produced two episodes of the lost DOCTOR WHO adventure THE ICE WARRIORS for DVD release.
My first novel, SORROWLINE, which won a Northern Promise award at the Northern Writers Awards 2011, was published in 2013 by Andersen Press with its sequel TIMESMITH following in 2014. Rights to both have also been sold in Germany, Brazil and Thailand.
More recently, I’ve written two DOCTOR WHO audiobooks and two BLAKE’S 7 audio dramas. I’m also developing a number of original animation projects.