Richard Brabin graduated from the London Film School Screenwriting MA in 2019 and has since found success in television, film and theatre.
In early 2020, Richard’s television drama ‘At Sea’ was selected as the only British entry from an international call out to attend the Series Mania Writers Campus in Lille. Although the event did not take place due to Covid-19, Richard was able to pitch his project to a wealth of European television executives and ‘At Sea’ now has a production company attached to it.
Richard’s satirical play ‘The Steps to the Stage’ was selected as one of three finalists from 236 scripts for The Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2020. The play eventually finished as runner-up after a live-streamed final.
During lockdown, frustrated by seclusion from opportunities in the industry, Richard wrote ‘Learning to Breathe Underwater’ about an eight-year-old boy who is stuck alone in a house with only his grieving father and a thirty-foot shark for company. The script has been optioned by Shudder Films and is due to be directed by Rebekah Fortune (Just Charlie) and produced by Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country).
Two short plays written by Richard have also been performed in London in 2019, most notably ‘Poppy’ which was performed at Southwark Playhouse and later filmed in January 2020.
Richard Brabin also has been a longtime writer of all manner of arts, culture and music articles and has written for national publications such as Dork, Nightshift, DV8, Little Indie Blogs and Limited Edition Magazine. His article about the closure of local venue ‘The Cellar’ in Oxford amassed over 100,000 views.
Richard also takes community work very seriously and in 2018 his story went viral when he established ‘The Soup Peddler’ which serves hot meals to the homeless community on the streets of Oxford.
Richard also collaborated on a children’s novel, ‘The Soup Movement’, written by Ben Davis, which is based on Richard’s story.
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