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Daran Johnson

Writer

Jonno is a writer, composer, and comedian.

He has written for two series of Siblings on BBC3, one series of Flat TV also on BBC3, and one series of The Midnight Beast on E4. He co-created the web-series ‘Year Friends’, in which he also starred alongside the same group with whom he wrote and starred in People Time for BBC3. He is currently writing for the upcoming show Elliot From Earth, on Cartoon Network.

As a script editor, Jonno has worked for Tiger Aspect, Baby Cow, BBC Studios, and Radio 4 on numerous pilots and series, from re-writing to editing to story-consulting.

Working in comedy, drama, and animation, Jonno has been commissioned by Red, Tiger Aspect, Bwark, Fudge Park, Aardman Animation, Objective, Kindle, Guilty Party, Retort, Big Talk, and Channel 4 to write for various projects. Jonno also has a pilot in development with Sony, over in L.A. and has screenplays in early development with various companies over there too.

Jonno is also a part of comedy group Sheeps, alongside Alastair Roberts and Liam Williams, selling out for five years at the Edinburgh Fringe, with their most recent show Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter getting 5 stars in The Guardian.

He wrote and composed the musical ‘Ricky Whittington’ in a two-month sell-out run at New Diorama theatre.

He also spent a year working as a wedding speechwriter at Great Speech Writing.

 

 

Credits

ONLINE / DIGITAL
Production (role):
2016 YEAR FRIENDS
Company:
Blink Industries
Project details:
Cult comedy web series
Writer/ Perfomer all 12 episodes
TELEVISION
Production (role):
ELLIOTT FROM EARTH
Company:
TBS
Production (role):
HITMEN
Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions
Production (role):
THE MILLHOUSE (Co-writers)
Company:
Channel X Limited
Production (role):
GRACE
Company:
C4/Guilty Party Pictures
Project details:
45’ script currently in development
Production (role):
A QUIET ONE
Company:
C4/Two Brothers Pictures
Project details:
Sitcom in development
Production (role):
GAZETTE and HOLIDAY
Company:
Fudge Park/BBC 1
Project details:
Two comedy scripts in development
Production (role):
SIBLINGS (Writer / Co-Plotter)
Company:
Bwark BBC 3 (Series)
Project details:
Writer - one episode

Co-plotter - five episodes on first and second series
Production (role):
PEOPLE TIME
Company:
BBC3
Project details:
ComedyFeed pilot
Production (role):
THE MIDNIGHT BEAST (Writer / Co-Plotter)
Company:
Warp E4 (Series 2)
Project details:
Writer - one episode

Co-Plotter - six episodes
Production (role):
CHRONICLES OF GORNARIA
Company:
Aardman Animation (Pilot)
RADIO
Production (role):
NEWSJACK
Company:
BBC Radio 4 Extra (Series 2)
Production (role):
EARS ON THE NET (Head Writer / Showrunner / Script Editor)
SCRIPT EDITOR
Production (role):
UP POHNPEI
Company:
Far Films
Project details:
Script Editing & Re-write
Production (role):
STATH
Company:
Channel 4 / RoughCut (Pilot)
Project details:
By Jamie Demetriou
Production (role):
LAD TIME
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
6x 30' Radio 4 comedy
Production (role):
FLAT TV
Company:
BBC 3
Project details:
Comedy feed, and 4 x 30’ series

By Naz Osmanoglu and Tom Rosenthal
Production (role):
RADGES
Company:
BBC 3
Project details:
Pilot comedy feed

By Fern Brady
Production (role):
EARS ON THE NET
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Production (role):
EARS ON THE NET (also Co-Creator)
Company:
BBC 3
Project details:
Comedy pilot
THEATRE
Date: Christmas 2016
Production (role):
RICKY WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT
Company:
Fight In The Dog
Project details:
Sold out 6 week run at the New Diorama Theatre
Date: Christmas 2015
Production (role):
RICKY WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT
Company:
The Invisible Dot / West End
Production (role):
SHEEPS: A SKETCH SHOW, DANCING WITH LISA, ONLY JOKING AND ROAD TO WEMBLEY (Writer / Performer)
Date: 2011
Production (role):
24HR PLAYS
Company:
Old Vic
Production (role):
BARRY PULL YOUR FINGER OUT!
Company:
Edinburgh Fringe
Project details:
A play In one act

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): 2016 YEAR FRIENDS
    Company: Blink Industries
    Project details: Cult comedy web series
    Writer/ Perfomer all 12 episodes
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): ELLIOTT FROM EARTH
    Company: TBS
    Project details:
  • Production (role): HITMEN
    Company: Tiger Aspect Productions
    Project details:
  • Production (role): THE MILLHOUSE (Co-writers)
    Company: Channel X Limited
    Project details:
  • Production (role): GRACE
    Company: C4/Guilty Party Pictures
    Project details: 45’ script currently in development
  • Production (role): A QUIET ONE
    Company: C4/Two Brothers Pictures
    Project details: Sitcom in development
  • Production (role): GAZETTE and HOLIDAY
    Company: Fudge Park/BBC 1
    Project details: Two comedy scripts in development
  • Production (role): SIBLINGS (Writer / Co-Plotter)
    Company: Bwark BBC 3 (Series)
    Project details: Writer - one episode

    Co-plotter - five episodes on first and second series
  • Production (role): PEOPLE TIME
    Company: BBC3
    Project details: ComedyFeed pilot
  • Production (role): THE MIDNIGHT BEAST (Writer / Co-Plotter)
    Company: Warp E4 (Series 2)
    Project details: Writer - one episode

    Co-Plotter - six episodes
  • Production (role): CHRONICLES OF GORNARIA
    Company: Aardman Animation (Pilot)
    Project details:
  • Production (role)
    Company
  • Production (role): NEWSJACK
    Company: BBC Radio 4 Extra (Series 2)
  • Production (role): EARS ON THE NET (Head Writer / Showrunner / Script Editor)
    Company:
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): UP POHNPEI
    Company: Far Films
    Project details: Script Editing & Re-write
  • Production (role): STATH
    Company: Channel 4 / RoughCut (Pilot)
    Project details: By Jamie Demetriou
  • Production (role): LAD TIME
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 6x 30' Radio 4 comedy
  • Production (role): FLAT TV
    Company: BBC 3
    Project details: Comedy feed, and 4 x 30’ series

    By Naz Osmanoglu and Tom Rosenthal
  • Production (role): RADGES
    Company: BBC 3
    Project details: Pilot comedy feed

    By Fern Brady
  • Production (role): EARS ON THE NET
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Production (role): EARS ON THE NET (also Co-Creator)
    Company: BBC 3
    Project details: Comedy pilot
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: Christmas 2016
    Production (role): RICKY WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT
    Company: Fight In The Dog
    Project details: Sold out 6 week run at the New Diorama Theatre
  • Date: Christmas 2015
    Production (role): RICKY WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT
    Company: The Invisible Dot / West End
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): SHEEPS: A SKETCH SHOW, DANCING WITH LISA, ONLY JOKING AND ROAD TO WEMBLEY (Writer / Performer)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): 24HR PLAYS
    Company: Old Vic
    Project details:
  • Date:
    Production (role): BARRY PULL YOUR FINGER OUT!
    Company: Edinburgh Fringe
    Project details: A play In one act
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