Moya O'Shea

Moya writes for TV, Radio, Theatre, Film and Animation. 

Recent work includes the screenplay for the animated feature film, The Glassworker, for Mano Animation Studios, Pakistan (based on Usman Riaz’s original story) to be released in 2022, and the short film, Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, funded by Creative England/BFI starring Sir Lenny Henry, Wunmi Mosaku, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Arinzé Kene and Colin Salmon (Best International Screenplay - Canberra Short Film Festival 2018, Winner Best of the Fest Triforce Short Film Festival 2018, Winner Earl’s Court Short Film Festival 2018, East End Film Festival 2018 Nominee, Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017, Manchester International Film Festival 2017, Encounters Short Film Festival 2017, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017).  Radio includes original works Snake, Theo which was voted Most Popular Drama from the BBC Archive by the listeners of Radio 7/Radio 4 Extra, Kalangadog Junction, The Chocolate Lovers’ Club, Lovely Witches, Late in the Day, CQD, Michael Field, Day Off, A Night in ’54, Digging For Victory and Super Chief and adaptations of Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice (Sony Award 1998), Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Mary McCarthy’s The Group, Daphne du Maurier’s September Tide and Edna Ferber's Show Boat. TV includes Byker Grove, Doctors and animated series Tree Fu Tom, Tilly & Friends, Driver Dan's Story Train, Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!, Eddy & The Bear, Gordon the Garden Gnome, The Koala Brothers, Toot the Tiny Tugboat, Floogals , Caiman and ten episodes of the new series of Little Princess to be broadcast 2019.  Her stage play Room Service Included was produced at The Mill At Sonning in 2012.  

London (Greater London)



Film

“Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote”- Short Film - Creative England/BFI (2017) Director: Christiana Ebohon-Green, Producers: Fiona Gillies and Michael Mueller.  Starring Sir Lenny Henry and Wunmi Mosaku (Best International Screenplay - Canberra Short Film Festival 2018, Winner Best of the Fest Triforce Short Film Festival 2018, Winner Earl’s Court Short Film Festival 2018, East End Film Festival Nominee, South Central Film Festival 2019, Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017, Manchester International Film Festival 2017, Encounters Short Film Festival 2017, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017)  

“Love Me, Love My Dog”  - Original romantic comedy spec screenplay/TV serial 

“Rock-A-Bye Baby”  - Original teen musical drama spec screenplay 

“My September Tide - Three Years in the Life of Daphne du Maurier” -  Original spec screenplay 

“Love For Sale” - Original romantic comedy spec screenplay

“Harry’s Wife” Developed through PAL Screenwriters’ Lab - Original drama screenplay

"A Mi Madre Le Gustan Las Mujeres" – Remake of Spanish Film, Norador Productions, Director Robin Sheppherd, Producers Marina Gefter and Nora Coblance (2007) - Commissioned

Television

“Couture” Pilot for 6x60 mins drama - Richard Price Television Associates (2017) - in development

“Theo”  -  2X90 mins drama for Convergence Productions Ltd, Producer: Christopher O’Hare 

"Byker Grove" Series 18, Episode 14, Zenith Productions for BBC 1 Director: Tim Leandro (2007)

"Doctors" Series 7, Episode 67, “The Doctor’s Wife” BBC1 Director: Christopher Timothy (2005)

"Doctors" Series 7, Episode 20, “Jules and Debs” BBC1 Director: Topher Campbell (2005)

"Doctors" Series 6, Episode 140, “Old Habits” BBC1 Director: Christopher Timothy (2005)

"Doctors" Series 6, Episode 98, “One Last Request” BBC1 Director: Rupert Such (2004)

"Doctors" Series 5, Episode 200 “Amy’s Story” BBC1 Directed by Chris Richards (2004)

“Doctors”  Series 5, Episode 68  “Encountered Briefly ” BBC1 Directed by Darcia Martin (2003)

“Doctors”  Series 5, Episode 36  “Nothing But The Truth ” BBC1 Directed by Ian Barber (2003)

“Doctors”  Series 4, Episode 25  “Stolen Moments” BBC1 Directed by Terry Iland (2003)

“Doctors”  Series 4, Episode 8  “Stuff Happens” BBC1 Directed by Dominic Keavy (2003)

“Doctors”  Series 3, Episode 125  “Motherly Love” BBC1 Directed by S.J. Clarkson (2002)

Radio

“Snake” - Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4, Producer:  Tracey Neale (2017)

“Journey to the Centre of the Earth” (Adaptation of Jules Verne novel) Classic Serial, BBC Radio 4, Producer:  Tracey Neale (2017)

“Super Chief” - Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4, Producer:  Tracey Neale (2014) Featured on Pick of the Week, Radio 4

“Digging For Victory” - Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4, Producer:  Tracey Neale (2012) Named Radio 4 Drama of the Week

“Show Boat”  (Adaptation of Edna Ferber novel) - Classic Serial, BBC Radio 4, Producer:  Tracey Neale (2011)

“Ob’owa” - Friday Play, Unique Productions for BBC Radio 4, Director: Christiana Ebohon (2011)

“September Tide” (Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier play) - Afternoon Play (Sixty minutes), BBC Radio Drama, Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale (2005)

“A Night in ‘54” - Saturday Play (Sixty Minutes), BBC Radio 4, Producer: Marc Beeby  (2003)

“The Group” (Adaptation of Mary McCarthy Novel) - 2X60 mins Drama Series, BBC Radio 4, 

Producer:  Tracey Neale (2001)

“The Chocolate Lovers’ Club”  5X15 mins Comedy-Drama Series for Woman’s Hour,  BBC Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale (2001)

“Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British Library - Michael Field” - 10X15 mins Drama Series for Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale (2000)

“A Town Like Alice”  -  (Adaptation) 6X30 mins Drama Series, BBC Radio 2, Producer: David Blount/Tracey Neale (1997) Silver Sony Drama Award,1998

“Kalangadog Junction”  -  6X30 mins Comedy-Drama Series, BBC Radio 2,  Producer: Liz Anstee (Light Entertainment)  (1996)

“Late in the Day”  -  Afternoon Play (Sixty minutes), BBC Radio Drama, Radio 4,   Producer: Tracey Neale (1996)

“Theo”  -  (Ninety minutes), BBC Radio Drama, Radio 4,  Producer: Tracey Neale (1995) Voted Most Popular Drama from the BBC Archive as part of BBC 7/Radio 4 Extra’s 5th Birthday Celebrations 2007

“Lovely Witches”  -  Afternoon Play  (Sixty minutes), BBC Radio Drama, Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale (1995)

“C.Q.D.”  -  Radio Drama for Thirty Minute Theatre, BBC Radio 4,  Producer: Tracey Neale (1994)

“Day Off”  - Radio Drama for Thirty Minute Theatre,  BBC Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale (1993)

Theatre

“Room Service Included” The Mill At Sonning, Berkshire, 2012  (Director: Andy de la Tour)

“Room Service” New Farnham Rep Company, Hampshire, August, 2009 

Animation

“Little Princess” - “Gilbot”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “An Awfully Big Surprise”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Picture Perfect Princess!”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Watch the Birdie!”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “I Want a Doll’s House!!”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Down Under Up Over”,  The Illuminated Film Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Turn on the Taps”,  The IlluminatedFilm Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “The Time Thingy”,  The IlluminatedFilm Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Where’s Puss?”,  The IlluminatedFilm Company (2019)

“Little Princess” - “Princess Charming?”,  The IlluminatedFilm Company (2019)

“Caiman” - Pilot and two episodes, The Illuminated Film Company (2017) - Launched at Cartoon Forum, Mipcom and Mip Junior, 2016

“Floogals" - “Project: Sleepover”, The Foundation and Sprout/NBCUniversal (2016)

“Toot The Tiny Tugboat” - Lupus Films for Channel 5 (2015) - Three Episodes  - Toot the Tiny Tugboat’s ‘Melt Down’ episode nominated for Best Short Film at Love International Film Festival 2016

“Tree Fu Tom” - Cbeebies/Fremantle Media Enterprises/Blue Zoo (2012/13) - Three Episodes

“Tilly and Friends”, Cbeebies/Jam Media (2012) - Three Episodes

“Driver Dan’s Story Train 3 Line Media for Cbeebies (2012) - Sweetie’s Reward

"Gordon Gnome", Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for BBC (2005) - Six Episodes

Commissioned to devise and write the bible of a new animated series for HIT Entertainment (2004). 

"The Koala Brothers", Famous Flying Films/Spellbound Productions for BBC (2004) - Three Episodes

“Yoko!Jakamoko!Toto!”, Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for ITV (2002) - Eleven Episodes

“Eddy & The Bear”, Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for ITV (2000) - Two Episodes

Citizenship - British/Irish-EU/Australian

Member: BAFTA, WGGB, WFTV, Animated Women UK

Animation, Comedy, Film, Radio, Television, Theatre