Piers Clifton

Piers Clifton is a screenwriter of family film and TV.

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).

Most recently in 2019, Piers has been working for Tiny Island Productions – writing the 'polish' of a new animated movie (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 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 Years 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 and Wall To Wall.

Piers is an Oxford University English graduate and he’s written a children’s novel: Lawrence and the Movie-making Mutt.

His skills include writing funny dialogue… and sticking to a production brief (having worked in production himself!).

West Midlands

Animated Movies

2019 Major new CG animated movie, title TBA (Tiny Island Productions) – Writer (screenplay – polish)

2019 Ruslan & Ludmila (CG animated movie produced by Wizart Animation) – Writer (treatment)

2018 CG animated movie, title TBA (second project working for Max Howard Consulting Group) – Writer (screenplay)

2017 CG animated movie, title TBA (Max Howard Consulting Group/Dragon Tower Entertainment) – Co-Writer (screenplay)

2016 A Wizard’s Tale (Ánima Estudios/Prime Focus Animation) – Additional Writer (screenplay)

2015 LEGO Friends Girlz 4 Life (M2 Entertainment) – Additional Writer (screenplay)



2014 Lawrence and the Movie-Making Mutt (Mouse That Roared Ltd) – Author


Development Producer and Writer – Film and TV

Throughout Piers’ career he’s also worked extensively in TV and film development – writing pitches, treatments, formats and scripts for a number of companies. See below for selected credits.

2018-19 Blue Zoo – Script and treatment writer (working in development for the animation studio).

2018 Prime Focus AnimationConsultant and writer on a major new animated project.

2012-2017 Prime Focus Animation – Creative Producer (development and production).

2006-2007 Wall To Wall – Development Producer.

2005 Flame Television – Head of Development.

2003 Red Wall (Wall To Wall/Red) – Development Producer on proposed Johnny Vegas show for Channel 4.

2001-2003 Unique/Michael Hurll TV – Development Producer. Commissions included Lights! Camera! Magic! for Disney/Channel 5, which Piers co-devised.

2000-2009. Development Producer at various other companies during this period, including RDF Media, Zenith and Princess Productions.


TV Comedy and Entertainment

Previously to working in Animation and Film, Piers was a producer of TV comedy and entertainment – during which time he also wrote scripts and script edited. See below for selected credits. 

2008 ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards – Producer. Role included script editing.

2008 Top Fifty Celebrity Meltdowns (Sky One) – Producer. Role included writing script.

2006 The British Comedy Awards: 16 Dangerous Years (ITV1) – Producer. Incl. script editing.

2006 The British Comedy Awards: The Show Goes On Live (ITV2) – Producer. Incl. script editing.

2005 The British Comedy Awards at 15 (ITV2) – Producer. Incl. script editing.

2003 Testing Friends (ITV1 pilot) – Writer/Producer.

2002 Entertaining Elvis (ITV1) – Produced and devised this comedy music show.


Other Credits

2012 The Smuggler’s Story (Sarner International Ltd) – Producer/Writer of interactive visitors' attraction.

2000 Off Season (Shooting Pictures) – Piers was approached to write an original screenplay, as a result of his running-up entry in a short screenplay competition in The Times.

Animation, Books, Childrens writing, Comedy, Film, Radio, Television, Theatre