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.
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)
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)