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 14 books have followed including the crime thriller The Crew (which continues to top the Amazon sports book download charts some seven years after publication in eBook format) and the comedy Wings of a Sparrow which, after a successful electronic release, was recently issued in print.
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.
Other film projects in development include adaptations of his comedy novels Wings of a Sparrow and Billy’s Log, Mister One Hundred (a biography of Welsh darts legend Leighton Rees), Boots On The Ground (a drama about a British soldier injured in Afghanistan), Three Greens (a modern day reworking of the classic movie The League of Gentlemen) and Pizza and Miracles (a feel good movie about the power of the universe).
A highly qualified engineer, Dougie is an avid motorcyclist and is a member of both The British Legion and The Falklands Veterans Association (SAMA82).