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Nicholas Davies & Brett Davies

Winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe initiative for Screenwriting for Children/Young Adults, 2018

Nicholas Davies & Brett Davies are a screenwriting partnership working between Wales and Japan. They have had three features optioned by producers, a short film produced by BBC Cymru Wales, and TV series developed by Rondo and Definition Media.

Brett teaches English and Film at the University of Meiji in Tokyo and is currently embarking on PhD research into the work of the Hollywood screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Meanwhile, Nicholas worked as the Arts Council of Wales’ Portfolio Manager for the performing arts, with his duties including working with emerging playwrights and developing the quality of theatre writing in Wales. He is now researching a PhD which focuses on screenwriting.

As well as writing for the screen, they have recently published a bestselling novel written as The Davies Brothers and short stories, and numerous magazine articles on film, culture, football and linguistics. Nicholas speaks English and Welsh, while Brett speaks English and Japanese with a working knowledge of Welsh.

Other than the projects shown below, Nicholas & Brett have a slate of completed feature film screenplays and television series.

 

 

Writing CV

Porth Llwyd

Winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe initiative for Screenwriting for Children/Young Adults (October 2018).
A 13-part television series. A supernatural drama aimed at older children and young adults. (2018)


3 Days on Planet Earth

Producers: Focus Shift Films/SC Films

A feature film: Earth has been attacked. A lone woman in the Welsh hills fights for survival and faces the impossible dilemma – save her family or save the world.
(September 2018: in pre-production. Sales deal signed)


Hudson James & the Baker Street Legacy

A novel. Debuted in Amazon’s top 20 for Young Adult Mystery Fiction in 2018. (Published March 2018)


Sherlock Holmes: The Centurion Papers

A series of short stories. All stories have reached Amazon’s US Top 100 Mysteries, with the First Collection becoming US number 1 in September 2018. (Published June-September 2018)


Skimming Pebbles

Producers: John Giwa-Amu for BBC Cymru Wales

A short film about 17- year-old Ed, reluctantly tasked with driving his Alzheimer’s-affected grandfather to his old childhood haunts. (Broadcast October 2009)

Ailsa Jenkins

Ailsa Jenkins’ one woman show, The Invisible Woman, will be performed in Cardiff in September 2019, followed by a Welsh tour.

Previously, she worked for BBC Cymru Wales as a television producer in music and entertainment, including the behind-the-scenes show, Doctor Who Confidential. Now writing full-time, her area of interest is work creating three-dimensional middle-aged women for stage and screen.

Ailsa is also finishing a novel about the life of a Welsh receptionist at a Sydney brothel. Born and raised in Swansea, she has lived in Cardiff for the last twenty years.

 

Writing CV

The Invisible Woman

A middle-aged woman discovers she has become invisible to society so decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back, with extraordinary results.

Arts Council Wales funded R&D & Rehearsed reading by Julie Barclay (Broadchurch, Coronation Street) in the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre.

Performance by Nicola Reynolds (Ideal, Tracy Beaker) at The Other Room Pub Theatre, Cardiff, scratch night ‘Seen’


The Handover

Louise and Jane are on shift together as receptionists and it’s busier one than usual. But they don’t work in an office or factory, they work in brothel and tonight, a return customer leaves them both lost for words.

Dirty Protest Theatre Company Cardiff performance


Lights

Jo stands at a busy Cardiff junction, day in and day out, with a set of binoculars and her inhaler, looking for someone. It is only after one accident too many that the police finally charge her and in court she reveals she’s looking for Jesus and he’s driving a white Mazda MX5.

Submitted to the BBC Writersroom Open Script submission window and shortlisted.