About me

I’m Rob Sprackling, an experienced screenwriter. I write comedy, animation and drama for film and TV.

I conceived and wrote the original screenplays for the movies ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’, ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ and ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’ and have written for many US studios including Disney, Dreamworks, Paramount, Columbia, Lionsgate, Sony and Fox and most major UK film companies, including Working Title, BBC Films and Aardman Animation.

I have conceived and written two original TV series for ITV and Channel 4, directed three award winning shorts and written one book ‘Born Again Ben’, which was recently bought by Paramount Pictures to be made as an animated movie.

I am represented by Gemma Hirst (GHA) in the UK and Jon Kanak (Activist Management) in the US.


Three Short Movies I have Directed

I have written and directed three multi-award winning shorts: Green Monkey, Rise of the Appliances and Man’s Best Friend. You can watch them in full below


Best Foreign Film New York Independent Film Fest, Jury Prize at Brest Film Festival, Kodak Short Show Case, Halloween Shorts London Film Festival, British Horror Festival, Shriekfest L.A, Oklahoma Horror Festival,


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Film and Cinema Excellence Awards, Flickerfest Australia, Barcelona International Film BCN, Frightfest London, Sci-Fi Festival London, International Horror and Sci-Fi Awards Phoenix, London Film Festival, LUFF, Portobello Film Festival, Feedback Festival,


I have conceived and written two two series: Mike Bassett: Manager a spin off from the movie for ITV1 and Captain Butler for Channel 4. I’ve written a TV series for the Jim Henson Company, various one off comedy shows for Channel 4 and have worked as lead writer on a number of animated shows, including the BAFTA nominated Muddle Earth for CBBC. I also wrote the bible and pilot episodes for the Danger Mouse and Dennis the Menace reboots.

Mike Bassett

Captain Buttler

Latest News

News updated

I have a number of new feature film projects which I am developing with various producers.  Including…

My kid’s book ‘Born Again Ben’ has just been bought by Paramount Pictures to be made as an animated feature with Peter Safran (Aquaman, Shazam) producing.

I wrote the screenplay for the animated feature ‘Panda Bear in Africa’ for my good friend Richard Claus. The film is currently in pre-production.

I wrote the screenplay ‘Flamingo Flamenco!’ and am attached to direct the animated screenplay with a leading Canadian Animation Studio producing.