Elly is a leading children's writer whose credits include the BAFTA winning The Dumping Ground (Lead Writer series 1 and 2) and Tracy Beaker Returns (Lead Writer series 1, 2 and 3). In 2013 Elly won the WGGB Best Children’s Tv Script Award for her Dumping Ground script, What Would Gus Want? The Dumping Ground also won Best Drama at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2013, and Best Children's Fiction award at the RTS Awards 2013.
Complete cv on DHA website: http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/filmclients/elly-brewer
Most recent work:
Amelia Fang - DCM Pictures. Bible and pilot script for animation adaptation based on the books by Laura Ellen Anderson.
Writing book musical with composer Alexander S. Bermange, based on the novel 'My So-Called Haunting' by Tamsyn Murray
The Magnificent Lizzie Brown – Lime Pictures
Treatment for an adaptation of the four-book series by Vicki Lockwood
Lukas vs The Dark – Lime Pictures
1 x storyline and 30 min script commissioned
Untitled – Dreamworks Animation
Reboot of a cult TV series. Pilot script and Bible commissioned.
Tasha and Me – Lime Pictures (co-written with Rowan Coleman)
Original drama - treatment commissioned
Garden Tales – True to Nature/ Channel 5
Commissioned to write pilot.
- Nexus Studios/BFI: Animated family feature film.
- Wildest Dreams - Bitachon 360/CBBC: Original drama idea. Series Bible and Pilot script commissioned.
- Free Rein - Lime Pictures: Development work on live action show for Netflix - series one and two.
- Millie Inbetween - The Foundation/CBBC - 1 ep
- Thunderbirds - CITV - 2 eps
- Dunkmunch: Original adult animation. Pilot season: 6 x 90" + Donut Trump 'special'
2014 - Rocket's Island - Lime Pictures/CBBC - 2 eps
2013 -2014 Grounded! - CBBC
Original animation idea. Development work, bible and two scripts commissioned, devised and co-written with Ben Ward.
The Dumping Ground series 2
Lead writer across series. 4 scripts commissioned, including a 60 minute Christmas episode, Jody in Wonderland.
2012 The Dumping Ground Series 1
Lead writer across series. 3 scripts commissioned. On air from Jan '13
Winner: Best Drama, Bafta Children's Awards 2013 (episode - What Would Gus Want?) Winner: WGGB Best Children's TV script award 2013 (episode - What Would Gus Want?) Winner: ‘Children’s Fiction’ RTS Programme Awards 2013 (episode - What Would Gus Want?)
2011 Tracy Beaker Returns 3 - CBBC
Lead Writer across the series
3 scripts commissioned - on air from Jan '12
Nominated: Broadcast Awards, Best Children’s Programme 2012 Nominated: RTS North East, Best Drama Production 2012 Nominated:BAFTA Children’s Awards, Jody Jackson Best Writer 2012 Nominated:BAFTA Children’s Awards, Jody Jackson Best Drama 2012 Nominated: BAFTA Kids’ Vote 2012
2010 Sardines - BBC Scotland
Sitcom pilot commissioned from an original idea devised with Ben Ward and Richard Edwards. Co-written with Ben Ward
Tracy Beaker Returns Series 2 - BBC
Lead Writer across the series with Ben Ward
5 x scripts, 4 co-written with Ben Ward
Nominated: BAFTA Kids’ Vote 2011
Winner: RTS Awards, Best Children’s Drama 2011
Winner: RTS North East, Best Drama Production 2011
Shortlisted: Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2012
Hugo Television Awards, Certificate of Merit Children’s Series 2012
2009 Tracy Beaker Returns Series 1 - BBC
Lead Writer across the series with Ben Ward
6 x scripts co-written with Ben Ward
Shortlisted: WGGB Awards, Best Children’s Television Drama/Comedy 2010
Winner: BAFTA Children’s Awards, Best Drama 2010
Shortlisted: RTS Awards, Best Children’s Drama 2010
Hugo Television Awards, Certificate of Merit Children’s Program 2011
Better The Devil - CBBC
Original live action idea developed with Ben Ward
Bible, pilot sript and storylines commissioned, co-written with Ben Ward.
Shaun the Sheep - Aardman Animations/BBC - 2 eps
Spirit Warriors - BBC
New live action series - 1 ep
Tracy Beaker Returns - BBC
Development work for re-formatted live action series
Bunnyville – MoonScoop/France 2
New teen/adult animation series - 6 eps
Complete cv on David Higham website - link at top of Writing Credits.
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