Piers Clifton profile

Piers Clifton

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Piers Clifton is a screenwriter – working mostly in family film and TV – and producer. In 2017, he completed his first major screenwriting commission – a UK/Chinese CG animated movie script for Max Howard (producer of Igor and Executive Producer of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – amongst many other projects). Since then, he’s been commissioned to write a second screenplay for Max Howard (in 2018), a treatment for the feature length comedy adventure Ruslan & Ludmila for Wizart Animation (in 2019) and has worked as a script and treatment writer for Blue Zoo Animation (2018-19) – working in development on the new pre-school series Big Tree City.

In 2019, Piers worked for Tiny Island Productions – co-writing the new animated movie Dream Defenders: Origins (based on the TV series and now in production). Piers has also worked as Additional Writer on the animated films A Wizard’s Tale (released theatrically in the UK and US in 2018) and LEGO Friends Girlz 4 Life (released 2016). Piers was a Creative Producer at Prime Focus World Animation for four years – and was Animation Producer on shows like LEGO Legends of Chima and LEGO Nexo Knights.

Before Prime Focus, he worked in TV Comedy and Entertainment (during which time he produced shows like The British Comedy Awards: 16 Dangerous YearsT and did script editing or writing on numerous projects). He’s also an experienced development producer and writer, with a background in TV/film development at companies like Prime Focus, Princess Productions, Unique Television and Wall To Wall.

Piers is an Oxford University English graduate. In 2020-21, he branched out into university lecturing – teaching TV programme development and story development in animation and games at Ravensbourne University London.

Piers has written a children’s novel: Lawrence and the Movie-making Mutt.