Rob Young spent 20+ years writing for the UK's biggest film and TV companies including BBC TV, BBC Films, Channel 4, Film4, Sony, Aardman, Ruby, Helkon, Touchpaper, Endemol, Baby Cow and Working Title Films. He has worked with over 100 of the UK's top script consultants and is a former BAFTA Screenplay Judge.
Rob is represented by Cathy King at 42 Talent in London. He has been with Cathy since 1998.
Cast and Crew
TV pilot currently in development with New Studios
Starring Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan and John Hurt
Winner of Audience Award (Main Prize) at London’s Raindance Film Festival
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS’ DREAMING
Series of short films for Royal Shakespeare Company / Google.
Winner of two Lovie Awards (Internet Oscars)
THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS
Commissioned to write scenes for Aardman / Sony animated feature, starring Hugh Grant
THE RING CYCLE
Animation for Opera North / South Bank Centre
WHAT IS PUBLIC ART?
Series of short films for art consultants FrancisKnight
THESE ARE OUR STREETS
Series of short films for the Chatham Placemaking Project
IT MIGHT BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT
BBC2 documentary about leading theatre critics trying their hand at directing.
Rob Young’s play ‘The Shoe Shop of Desire’, directed by Times Critic, James Christopher
Narrator Neil Pearson.
Screenplay for Working Title Films, based on original stage musical of the same name
THE CREAM TEAM
Sit-com screenplay for Channel 4 / Touchpaper TV
Original screenplay for 60’ drama pilot. Sponsored by Screen South
THE BIG DECISION
Screenplay for comedy pilot series for Sony / Touchpaper TV. Co-written with Kevin Eldon
Sit-com pilot screenplay for RDF / Touchpaper TV
Commissioned to write 1st episode of original series for Baby Cow / BBC1
Commissioned to write 1st episode of original series for Sony International Pictures Television
A-Z OF EVERYTHING
Screenplay for Children’s television series, Helicon Pictures
THE LIFE OF RILEY
Commissioned to write three 60′ episodes of original drama series, Stormy Pictures / BBC
Comedy drama screenplay for Carlton / Touchpaper TV / BBC
Commissioned to write pilot costume drama for BBC / Touchpaper / Wellcome Institute
SOPHIE THE TROPHY
Screenplay for Curious Films / KST
Feature film re-write for 9 Fish Productions
Screenplay adaptation of the Arabella Weir novel, for Scorpio Films
ENTER THE WELSH DRAGON
Screenplay for Ruby Films / Helkon
Hero Films / BBC Films
Feelgood Fiction / FilmFour
Screenplay adaptation of the Emma Forest novel for Scarlet Pictures / FilmFour
MY SKY IS BIG
Short film, shown at National Film Theatre. Directed by Lisa Goldman
Produced by Ruby Films.
LIFE GOES ON
Co-wrote short animated film for Fool Hardy Films / Screen South / Film Council. BAFTA longlist
Short film, commissioned by ARTE / Sweet Child Films / for French & German TV