Tim John


Screenwriter

Tim is probably best known for his film adaptation of the best-selling novel A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, which won Best British Film at the National Film Awards in 2017. Previously, following British television success as one of the original writers for "The Max Headroom Show", and writing for Hand Made Films, he pursued a seven-year career in Hollywood, writing features for nearly all the major studios as well as network and cable television.

Tim has re-written scripts for stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Murray, and penned episodes of TV series such as The Magnificent Seven (CBS), Jack London's Call of the Wild (for Animal Planet) and UK children’s programmes such as the BBC’s “Dennis and Gnasher”. Tim now lives back in England and won Best Screenplay at the 2017 German Animation Screenplay Awards for “The Journey of The Elephant Solimon”. His original series “SuperSchool” has recently been bought by German animation company Akkord.

A Street Cat Named Bob

Writer

Selected credits


project
production company
in pre-production:
STORMY NIGHTS
Zazu Film, Romania
in development:
THE BOX (adaptation)
Lost Eye Films, London
CALL ME CRAZY
Red56, Los Angeles
BLAKE AND MORTIMER
Belga Films
THE EINSTEIN ENIGMA (adaptation)
Belga Films
SUPERSCHOOL
AKKORD
commissioned scripts:
THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS
Studio Pictures
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE (re-write)
New Regency
THE GAMBLE
Showtime, Granada, BBC
BEAST OF EDEN
Spitting Image Productions
KEEPING MUM
TriStar
HALF EMPTY, HALF FULL (re-write)
TriStar
ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN (re-write)
Stonebridge
MADISON AVENUE
Columbia
INDIAN PRINCESS
Universal
TOTALLY LONDON (re-write)
Hollywood Pictures
MAD MAGAZINE
Warner Bros
MR HEADMISTRESS (re-write)
Walt Disney
BIG G
HandMade Films
TVP
HandMade Films
REMOTE
Universal
THE EASTER DADDY
Shooting Script Films
THE SHIPPING MAN
Lars Wogan
HUGO
Anima Vitae
TO PRUSSIA WITH LOVE
FFP
CHAMPIONS
Filmline
WHISKY GALORE
Alba Productions
STRIPPING ASSETS
Piccadilly Films
SPACE COMEDY
Gemini Films
LOOKING FOR MR BIG
Quirky Films
MERMAIDS IN MANHATTAN
Jersey Films, Universal
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Trilogy, Spelling Pictures
DEAD SEXY
Pathe Films
NORTH OF WATFORD (re-write)
BSKYB
SINGLE GIRL-S DIARY
Granada Film
MAD DOGS AND FRENCHMAN
Pathe
SIMON SAYS
Pathe
ECHO
Paramount Pictures
HAVANA HEAT
Tribec
THE BOOK WITH NO NAME
Belga Films
television:
THE MAX HEADROOM SHOW
Chrysalis Visual Programming
SPITTING IMAGE
Central Television
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Trilogy Entertainment Group
UNEASY MONEY
Touchstone TV
CALL OF THE WILD
Animal Planet
DENNIS & GNASHER
Red Kite Animations
published books:
ADVENTURES IN LA-LA LAND
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
NOT TONIGHT, DARLING
Sphere Books
SHOCK HORRORSCOPES
Sphere Books