Andrew Walsh

An award-winning writer with experience covering everything from narrative design to motion capture direction, speech design, dialogue writing, story creation and voice directing, whatever your project, whatever the medium, Andrew Walsh has experience and enthusiasm to bring to your team.

 

London (Greater London)



Videogame Credits

Highlighted Credits

To date I have worked on more than 80 videogames covering everything from development work to narrative and speech design, dialogue and story writing, character creation, consultancy and as a voice and motion capture director. Please find some selected credits below.

Confidential : Senior Writer. Guerrilla. November 2018 - Present

Confidential : Narrative director, user interaction consultation. Staramba. Feb 2019 – June 2019

Watch Dogs Legion : Writer and regional consultant. Ubisoft. September 2017 – March 2019

Legend of Solgard: Writer and narrative consultant. Snowprint. March 2016– present

Fort Stars : Consultant, writer and narrative designer. Playstack. July 2018 – December 2018

The Division 2 : Writer. Consultant, faction bios, additional writing Ubisoft Massive. April 2018 – July 2018

Raven : True Warrior’s Path: Writer and narrative consultant. BBC. September- February 2018

Crossfire 2 : Writer and narrative consultant. Remedy/Smilegate. March -September 2017

Shadow of War - Mobile: Writer and narrative consultant for IUGO. March 2017- present

Elex: Writer and narrative consultant on an RPG. Cliffhanger. October 2015 – present

Confidential: Writer and narrative consultant. Snowprint. March 2016 – present

Nosgoth: Writer, speech designer, lore writer, voice director, speech production. Square Enix/Psyonix. April 2013 – March 2016.

Shadow of the Beast: Writer. Heavy Spectrum. June 2015 – August 2015

Fable Legends: Lead writer, speech and narrative designer, voice director, speech production. Lionhead. April 2013 – May 2015

Need for Speed : Rivals : Writer, voice direction for initial stages and E3 demo. Dialogue from Most Wanted reused in this title. Criterion. November 2012 – June 2013

2KChina: Writer, speech/narrative designer and story consultant on various projects including

Borderlands, NBA, Civilisation, Pirates:Legends. 2KChina. January 2012 – April 2013

Need for Speed : Most Wanted : Writer, speech and narrative designer, voice director, speech production. Criterion. November 2011 – September 2012

Lego City:Undercover : Script editor/story consultant. Traveller’s Tales. June 2011– November 2012

XCOM Development Project: Writer. 2k Marin. January 2011 – October 2011.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Narrative and speech design. Scriptwriting. Cutscene storyboard direction, motion capture direction at Centroid - Pinewood studios, co-direction of voice overs. Electronic Arts. July 2009 – July 2010

Risen: Lead Writer and Voice director. Large scale rewrite and narrative overhaul for English version. Nominated for WGGB videogames writing award 2010. Voice Director. Piranha Bytes/Deep Silver. February 2009 – July 2009

Prince of Persia : Epilogue: Narrative Director. Ubisoft Montreal. October 2008 – January 2009

Prince of Persia: Won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Videogames Writing Award November 2009. Narrative Director - writer, narrative and speech designer, cutscene, scripted event mocap and voice direction. Ubisoft Montreal.  October 2007 – October 2008.

Dirk Dagger and the Fallen Idol + Dirk Dagger and the Nuclear Zeppelin: Character and story design, dialogue and story writer + voice directing Jadestone:Nokia. January 2006 – February 2009

SOCOM–Tactical Strike: Script for British units. Side. Sept-October 2007.

Halo 3: Voice Over director for Jonathan Ross’s marine insert. Bungie, SIDE, June 2007.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Consulting, narrative and speech design plus dialogue for console and handheld versions of the game. Electronic Arts. May 2006–March 2007

SolaRola : Dialogue writer and story consultant. Progressive Media. May 2007 – March 2008

Progressive Media: Dialogue writer/story consultant. Various projects. Progressive Media. May 2007–March 2008

Heavenly Sword : Consulting, writing dialogue elements. Ninja Theory. October 2006-April 2007

Medieval II :Total War : Voice direction for Side, Creative Assembly and SEGA. March–July 2006

Shinobido: Story, character and dialogue localisation. V.o. direction. Side/ Sony. Jan – Feb 2006

X3 : Reunion : Story, mission design, and ingame dialogue. Casting, production and voice direction. Egosoft. August 2004 – September 2005.

Singles : Flirt up Your Life : Script and story redesign/rewrite. Koch. January 2004 – February 2004

Driven : Redraft of in-game dialogue based on the Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, May 2001. Bam! Entertainment. Recorded with Sylvester Stallone, Eric Myers and Greg Proops, June 2001  

Earthworm Jim 3D: Vis Entertainment. August – October 1999

Other clients (encompassing work on over sixty titles) include: Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, G5, Codemasters, Milestone, Side, Nokia, Sony, SEGA, Progressive Media, P.M. Studios, Candella, Koch, Deepsilver, Razorback, BAM, THQ, Incagold and Ocean.

Andrew has spoken about writing for games at ECGC, Austin GDC, BAFTA, E.I.E.F. BBC, Channel 4, Ex-Play, WCoS, Animex, Filmbase, Confetti and TAPs. He has written on the subject for The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Gamasutra, PC Zone, the Writers’ Handbook 2005, the Screenwriters’ Handbooks 2007 and 2008, as well as chapters in all three of IGDA Writing SIG’s Game Writing series.

Television Credits

Raven: Story, character development and script for BBC Scotland. October 2016-present.

Confidential: Creator/Script Writer for an original television series. Bible, pitch documents, series storyline and two episodes. BBC Scotland. May 2013 – Present.

The Man in the High Castle: Promotional trailer – Amazon/Territory. September 2015

Emmerdale : Script Editor, Yorkshire Television February 2003 – September 2003.

Family Affairs : Storyliner/Story Producer, Thames Television. March 2002- November 2002.

Byker Grove: Episode 16:series 12, Episodes 7 & 8:series 13, episodes 5 & 6:series 14 Zenith North.

The Prince of Rags and Patches : Feature length adaptation of the Terry Deary Novel for Marsden Productions/HTV.

Risk : Episodes 14 and 16. Risk Television/Mind\'s Eye November 2000-January 2001.

Byker Grove : Story/script Editor for Zenith North, June 1998 - October 2000. RTS award winning series 10, Indy Award nominated series 10, series 11 and BAFTA nominated series 12.

Emmerdale : Storyline writer for Yorkshire Television, December 1997 - May 1998.

Berlin FM : Storylining and development for a new German soap opera for Pro 7 in conjunction with Produktion Blau and Granada Television. March-May 1997.

The Morning After/Goldilocks the Trial : One off comedies for Diamond cable. 1995

Internet Credits

DNA Explainer : Writer. A documentary for the BBC website. January 2013 – March 2013.

Feature Credits

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva : Script for the English version of animated feature film. Side/Level 7 June-July 2010

Finishing School : Commissioned to develop a teen action film for Storitel. May 2004 -2006

Screen Partners: The Haven: Feature - shot October, 2001. Cast included Nick Rowe, Alexander Siddig, Sophie Linfield and Cecile Thomsen.

Telephone Detectives: Feature - shot September, 2000.

Theatre Credits

Jungle Book : A new play inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories. Sixteen Feet Productions.  Staged in outdoor venues across London in summer 2016. September 2015- August 2016.

Goldilocks and the Three Endings : An original play for Sixteen Feet Productions.  Performed July – August 2014, Brockwell Walled Garden

The Wind in the Willows : Adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s novel for SixteenFeet Productions.  January 2011–August 2011. Performed July–August 2011, Brockwell Walled Garden. Redrafted for performances July–August 2012. Redrafted for touring 4 London venues July–August 2015.

City Shorts : Writing residencies for Eastside, Half Moon Theatre. November 2005 – May 2006.

TEXT : Writing residencies for TEXT/The Cripplegate Foundation. June 2003 – present.

Quondam Theatre - The Demon Drink, Get Randy with Brandy and Tales from a Rabbit’s Underpants, three One Act plays developed from improvisation. February 2001 - July 2001

Five Bites Over Lunch : Commissioned to open the Ben Kingsley Theatre September 1996

Ten plays for The Hell or High Water Theatre Company - Me, Me and Me, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, The Morning After, Summoning Canananza, Faerie, Luv Story, Party Politics, A Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, Where the Ideas Are, Loom! – The Musical

Radio Credits

White Out : A thriller for BBC Radio 4. Recorded and broadcast June 2004.

The Book : Winner of The Woolwich Young Radio Playwrights\' Award 1996.

Animation Credits

Well : Development piece. Territory. February 2013-March 2013

Those Scurvy Rascals : Story and script for new animated series. November 2005 – January 2006

MacKinnon & Saunders : Script development for animation projects, March 1997 onwards. Inc Pixel and Quark : A children’s animation Nov 2000 - March 2001. Moonjelly 1996-1999.

Impossible Mission : Writer/creative consultant for a live action/animation. PRS Productions, 2000.

Comic Credits

Risen : The Don’s Story: The Inquisitor’s Tale Deep Silver July 2009.

Prince of Persia – Collector’s Edition, Ubisoft August, 2008.

Dirk Dagger in ‘The Poochie Predicament’, writer for Nokia, 2008.

+  Script reading, consultancy and editing experience for film and film development agencies. Professional Tutor on Salford University’s Television and Radio Scriptwriting MA.

Education : MA : Television and Radio Scriptwriting – Salford University, Law LLB (EC) hons Leicester/Johann Wolfgang-Goethe Universitat (Frankfurt). Additional Courses : Dov Simens Film School, Hands on Directing - Patrick Tucker; Directing for the Big Screen - Simon Hunter.

Additional Information : Treasurer of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, Chair Videogames Committee and; Member of IGDA’s Writing SIG.

 

Awards and Nominations

Lego City:Undercover : Script editor/consultant on shortlist nomination WGGB videogames writing award 2012

Risen : Shortlist nomination WGGB videogames writing award 2010.

Prince of Persia : Won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Videogames Writing Award November 2009.

Heavenly Sword : Additional writing. Won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Videogames Writing Award November 2007

The Book : The Woolwich Young Radio Playwrights\' Award 1996.

 

Animation, Childrens writing, Film, Radio, Television, Theatre, Videogames

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