Robert Butler
Writer / Executive Producer

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Robert is a BAFTA-winning writer and Executive Producer for television drama and young-adult/ children’s series. He is currently developing two drama series with Nicola Schinder’s Quay Street Productions, an original comedy-drama for Luti Media and ITVX, and an original action-thriller drama for Joe Donaldson’s Magic Hour Television.

Robert wrote the BBC3 docu-dramas Is This Rape? Sex on Trial, which was nominated for Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017, and the recent Is This Coercive Control? for BBC3. Robert has also previously written regular episodes for BBC1’s Eastenders, Casualty and Channel 4’s Hollyoaks. For children’s and young-adult, Robert was lead-writer and Executive Producer across two seasons of his original horror-anthology drama series Creeped Out (with co-creator Bede Blake) for CBBC and DHX, which Netflix picked up the worldwide streaming rights for. Creeped Out won the Best Drama BAFTA at the children’s awards 2019. For writing it was nominated for a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award and a British Screenwriters Award.

Awards:
BAFTA AWARD: WINNER Creeped Out Season 2: Best Drama Series at the children’s awards (2019)
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Original TV series (in development):
The Dancing Face Quay Street Productions
TV Drama adaptation of the best-selling Mike Phillips novel – co-written with Mo Ali (2023)
Exec Producer: Nicola Schindler
The Warlord Magic Hour Television
Original action-thriller drama series co-created and co-written with Mo Ali (2023)
Pilot script commissioned
Exec Producer: Joe Donaldson
Upton Park Quay Street Productions
Original horror series – co-created and co-written with Mo Ali (2022)
Pilot Script commmissioned
Exec Producer: Nicola Schindler
Glitches Luti Media / ITV
Original comedy-drama about gamers – co-created and co-written with Mo Ali (2023)
Pilot Script Commissioned
Exec Producer: Nana Hughes
TV Writer (broadcast credits):
River City BBC Studios / BBC Scotland
Episodes for the continuing-drama series (2021-present)
Is This Coercive Control? BBC / BBC3
Documentary drama looking at the issue of coercive control in a domestic environment (TX: 2020)
1 x 60 minute episode
The Dumping Ground – Season 10 CBBC Drama / BBC
Returning writer for the 30′ children’s drama series +story conferences (2021-2022)
Creeped Out – Season 2 CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original horror anthology series- 10 x 30 minute episodes
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer (TX: 2019)
Winner of the Best Drama Children’s BAFTA 2019
Nominated for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program/Series at the Canadian Screen Awards (2020)
The Dumping Ground – Season 9 CBBC Drama / BBC
Writer for the 30′ children’s drama series +story conferences (2020-21)
Strikeback – Season 8 Left Bank Pictures / Sky Drama
Writers’ room for season 8 of the prime-time action-drama series (2019)
Eastenders BBC Drama / BBC1
Regular contributor for the long-running series (2016-2018)
8 x 30 minute episodes
Is This Rape? Sex on Trial BBC / BBC3
Documentary-drama looking at the point of view of both a rapist and rape victim (2017)
(1 x 60 minute epsiode – writer of all scripted-drama scenes)
Nominated for Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017
Creeped Out – Season 1 CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original horror anthology series
13 x 30 minute minute episodes
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Nominated for WGGB Screenwriting Award (2019)
Nominated for British Screenwriting Award (2019)
Nominated for Best Drama at Royal Television Society North Awards (2019)
Nominated for Best New Series at Kidscreen Awards (2019)
Dixi Kindle Entertainment / CBBC Drama
Episodes for the fourth series of the interactive children’s drama series
Casualty BBC Drama / BBC1
Episode for the prime-time medical drama series (2016)
1 x 60 minute episode
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the Channel 4 soap (2010-2015)
75 + episodes commissioned
Hollyoaks Later Lime Pictures / E4
60-minute episode for the E4 spin-off series (2011)
Gigglebiz CBBC / BBC1
Writer for the children’s comedy series
6 episodes across series one and two (2009-2011)
Freshers Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the online Hollyoaks spin-off – episodes 1, 2 & 6 (2010)
Kerwhizz CBBC / BBC1
Episode for the children’s series (2008)
Nuzzle and Scratch CBBC / BBC1
Episode for the children’s series (2008)
Original TV series (previously in development):
Dead Endz Abbott Vision
Original horror-drama series – co-created and co-written with Mo Ali (optioned)
Exec Producers: Paul Abbott & Martin Carr
The Red Harlequin Pantomimus Media / Omnifilm
Writer & Co-creator of proposed drama series based on the book series by Roberto Ricci
Pilot Script and Series Bible commissioned
Producer: Lisa Hryniewicz
Exec Producers: Rick Porras
Video Nasties Wall to Wall Television
Original horror drama series – optioned
Freaked Chrysalis TV
Original supernatural drama series – optioned
Mumble Bay Palma Pictures
Original supernatural drama series – optioned
666th Form Proposed supernatural drama series
(Spec script)
As Script Executive:
What’s Good? Bryncoed Pictures
Script Executive for the drama series in development
Exec Producer: Foz Allan
Short Film:
Shark Hunt Channel 4
Writer & Director of short film for the 24-hour Film Challenge (Runner Up and Jury’s Favourite)
Screened at Cannes Film Fesitval, ICA and Shaftesbury Avenue Cineworld