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 two further animated movies: a second project for Max Howard (in 2018) and a feature length comedy adventure for Wizart Animation (in 2019).
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, Wall To Wall and, most recently, Blue Zoo Animation.
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!).