Oscar winning movies, Emmy-nominated TV shows – Paul Alexander has watched them all. But occasionally he opens his laptop and does a bit of writing. For Idea Hat productions, Paul recently completed work on a pilot script (and completed mini-episode) for an animated comedy Do Not Resuscitate. And for Wild Child Animation, Paul is head… Continue reading My So Called Life
Screenplays include From Me To You – Gold Circle Films – 2019/20 (in development) S Club Seeing Double – Columbia Pictures Staggered – Writer and Co-Producer
RADIO The Castle – Pozzitive Productions for BBC Radio 4 (4 series) 2008-2012 Love 40 New Balls Please (3 series) – BBC Radio 2 Wowfabgroovy (2 series) - BBC Radio 2
BOOKS The Red Dwarf Diary – Penguin (#3 Sunday Times bestseller!) The Space Corps Survival Manual – Penguin COMICS VS Comics Dead Roots (digital zombie anthology)
Work for Theatre includes Henry - A Killer New Musical - showcase 2018 - currently writing full version Sherlock - AP Entertainment (current) Jasper Carrott – Tour Material 2016/17 The Smallest Show on Earth (UK tour) – Batway Productions 2015 – click here for info The Smallest Show on Earth (workshop) – Batway Productions 2014… Continue reading Stage
My TV Work Includes Butthole Biscuits - Wild Child Animation/Ferly - 2021 Triangles - (pilot script) Lime Pictures 2020/2021 3 New Comedy Formats - (w. Paul Mendelson) Sly Fox Productions 2016/2019 Yo Ho High – CBBC (2nd pilot script) 2016 Yo Ho High – CBBC (pilot script/series bible) 2014/15 Groove High – Planet Nemo for… Continue reading Television
The Reviews Are In!
From 'THE STAGE' - 1 October 2015 The Smallest Show on Earth review at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester – ‘works perfectly’ by Paul Vale The Smallest Show on Earth began life as a 1950s British movie starring Margaret Rutherford and Peter Sellers. The theme of the underdog battling to stay afloat in the face of… Continue reading The Reviews Are In!
I’ve Written A Musical!!!
Well, not just me - Irving Berlin and Thom Southerland helped! It's called The Smallest Show On Earth and is based on the classic 1957 British Lion release. It's touring the UK from September and it's going to be awesome (just based on the music and the cast alone, although obviously the script is a… Continue reading I’ve Written A Musical!!!
B-B-Back in the NYFA
A pleasure to address this years group of National Youth Film Academy students at their 2014 summer workshop last week to talk about screenwriting as a career (yes, it can be done!) and hear them pitch the wild, ambitious and imaginative ideas for the short films they have just two short weeks to make... ...and… Continue reading B-B-Back in the NYFA
Me at the National Youth Film Academy
This week I conducted a screenwriting masterclass (a.k.a 'bored some students') at the NYFA's annual two week boot camp! This is the third year I've done this and as before I came away hugely impressed with what a creative, thoughtful and enthusiastic bunch the students were. Also notice that I am now SO old, they've… Continue reading Me at the National Youth Film Academy