Jonathan writes with Adam G Goodwin. They are currently writing two scripts for new series Frack Off (Shire Oak Films) and an episode outline for animated series Floogals for Sprout/Belly Up. Together, completed episodes for series 2 and 3 of Hank Zipzer for Kindle/CBBC, and having written episodes for series 2-4 of So Awkward for Channel X/CBBC they are now writing two episodes for series 5. All this as well as a bumper crop of original comedy projects of their own. These include sitcoms Spoilers (an episode for Hat Trick/ITV2) and Babyface (script commissioned by Tiger Aspect). They are also developing horror comedy feature idea, Beast 17.
In 2012 they wrote two episodes of their own supernatural sitcom, Deadbeats for BBC3, and a pilot was filmed. Further notable joint credits include another BBC3 pilot, The Accidental Shaman, and Bryan’s Daughter (optioned to Tidy), along with a smattering of sketches for BBC3’s CGI-based sketch show The Wrong Door.
Jonathan and Adam like to keep themselves amused by finding ways to mis-use Photoshop, the results of which can be found at www.littlebitwrong.com.
As a solo artist, Jonathan wrote the script for Marcus Shepherd’s short film The Trigger, starring Ralph Brown. He recently worked for Mike Figgis, writing all Mike’s scripts for his Sky Arts movie strand. Jonathan has written for radio, including sketches for BBC Radio 2’s The Day the Music Died with Andrew Collins.
Jonathan is a confirmed technology and video game geek and has been published in a number of national magazines. Meanwhile, his Google profile continues to be dominated by a book he accidentally wrote in 2010 – the modern literary classic, Cats with Guns.
Jonathan Parkyn is represented by Frances Arnold