Rob Sprackling is an experienced screenwriter and award-winning writer/director working across comedy, live action and animation. He is currently developing a comedy horror feature based on his award winning short film RISE OF THE APPLIANCES, which he wrote and directed (British Horror Award at the British Horror Film Festival 2011, Best Horror Comedy at the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival 2010 and Best Short Film at Shriekfest Los Angeles 2010). He also wrote and directed the short film GREEN MONKEY which won a number of awards including best film at the New York Short Film Festival. As one half of Sprackling & Smith, an experienced comedy screenwriting team, he has sold numerous original feature film scripts here and in Hollywood, including Disney’s box office hit GNOMEO & JULIET which was long-listed for the best animation BAFTA and an ANNIE Award for best screenplay.
Sprackling & Smith also work in adult comedy and conceived and wrote the feature film MIKE BASSETT: ENGLAND MANAGER – the number one low budget (under $10 million) Brit film at the UK box office in the year of its release. They went on to write and exec-produce the TV series spin off MIKE BASSETT: MANAGER for ITV and developed a sequel MIKE BASSETT: INTERIM MANAGER with Riley Productions /BFI.
Other film projects from the duo include a page one re-write of the Aardman movie TORTOISE VS HARE, their adaptation of Roy Lewis’s book ANIMAL KINGDOM: LET’S GO APE (Pathé) Films, and the adaptation they worked on of the G.P Taylor novel, THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headley and Ioan Gruffudd. They developed a new version of ANIMAL FARM with Andy Serkis at the Imaginarium Studios, and have also had animated family feature commissions from Fox Animation and Aardman Animation.
Upcoming feature projects from the duo include the ELLA BELLA BINGO movie with Mosvold Studios, and their original family feature THE QUEEN’S CORGI, which is currently in production with nWave Studios, set for a 2019 release.
On the TV side, they were also lead writers on the BAFTA nominated TV series MUDDLE EARTH and have also worked on CBBC’S reboot of DANGERMOUSE.
In a solo capacity Rob’s first children’s book, BORN AGAIN BEN, is published by Can of Worms Enterprises. He’s had feature commissions from Comic Animations, and has been commissioned to work on new TV projects for DC Thompson. He was recently commissioned to write a live action feature about Rock Choir, and he is currently working on an animated feature adaptation with the Fabulous Fantasy Company, for which a treatment has been commissioned. Rob is represented by Charlie Ferraro at UTA in the States, working in association with GHA.Website Twitter