Rob Sprackling is an experienced screenwriter and award-winning writer/director working across comedy, live action and animation. He has written and is attached to direct his first feature, a comedy horror, RISE OF THE APPLIANCES, after he wrote and directed a short of the same name which won the 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.
Together with partner Johnny Smith he did a page one re-write of the Aardman movie TORTOISE VS HARE. 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 are currently working on the sequel feature film MIKE BASSETT: INTERIM MANAGER in development with Riley Productions /BFI. Amongst other recent Film and TV projects from the duo, Pathé Films released their adaptation of the Roy Lewis book, WHY I DID (NOT) EAT MY FATHER in 2015, and the adaptation they worked on of the G.P Taylor novel Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box, THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX was released in January 2014 starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Lena Headley and Ioan Gruffudd.
Rob and Johnny have completed development work on a new version of ANIMAL FARM for Andy Serkis at the Imaginarium Studios. They have also been commissioned to work on a family feature with Fox Animation and are working on an original family feature for Aardman Animation, and are working on a feature rewrite for Mosvold Studios. Their original screenplay has recently been sold to nWave Studios and they have just begun further development work on this. They were also lead writers on the BAFTA nominated TV series MUDDLE EARTH and have also worked on CBBC's reboot of DANGERMOUSE. Rob's first children's book, BORN AGAIN BEN, is published by Can of Worms Enterprises, Comic Animations have optioned the film rights. Rob is represented by Charlie Ferraro at UTA in the States, working in association with GHA.
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