Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, Dougie Brimson's writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere We Go. A book that remains essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture of English football.
A further 16 books have followed including the best-selling crime Billy Evans crime trilogy and the comedies Wings of a Sparrow and Bill's Log.
In 2003 Dougie made the move into screenwriting first with the critically acclaimed short movie It’s a Casual Life and then with his first full length feature, the Hollywood funded Green Street starring Elijah Wood. Following its release in September 2005, the film won numerous awards including:
Narrative Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival
Narrative Feature Audience - SXSW Film Festival
Best of Festival – Malibu Film Festival
Jury Award (feature) – Malibu Film Festival
Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival
May 2014 saw the release of his second feature, an adaptation of his own novel Top Dog. Directed by Martin Kemp (The Krays, Eastenders) the film took the Best Feature award at the British Independent Film Festival as well as the Best Actor (Leo Gregory), Best Supporting Actor (Ricci Harnett) and Best Supporting Actress (Lorraine Stanley) awards.
A third feature, the urban revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way starring Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Steven Berkhoff and Danni Dyer, was released on 16th December 2014 to critical and public acclaim.
In 2021 Dougie started his own production company, Red Bus Movies which already has a number of films in development including the comedy feature, The Gentle Sex which is due to film in March 2022 starring Dame Joan Collins.
A highly qualified engineer, Dougie is an avid motorcyclist and is a member of both The British Legion and The Falklands Veterans Association (SAMA82).
We Still Kill The Old Way Feature - lead writer 2014
Top Dog Feature - sole writer 2014
Green Street Feature - lead writer 2005
It's a Casual Life Short - sole writer 2003 Bibliography - Publishing
Fiction - Thrillers
In The Know 2020
Top Dog 2001
The Crew 1999
Fiction - Comedy
Wings of a Sparrow 2012
Billy's Log 2000
March of the Hooligans 2007
Kicking Off 2006
Barmy Army 2000
Derby Days 1998
Capital Punishment 1997
England, My England 1996
Everywhere We Go 1996
Non-fiction - comedy
The Art of Fart 2011
The Geezers' Guide to Football 1998
Books, Comedy, Film, Television
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