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Overview

Joseph works as a freelance writer and creative consultant, specialising in gaming and animation. 

His work to date includes cinematics, trailers, and promotional shorts, ranging from AAA franchises to mobile gaming start-ups. He has also worked with AAA developers on in-game narrative development, consulting on concept, character and world-building.  
 

His portfolio encompasses a range of different genres - whether that be high-octane comedy, dark sci-fi, or fantasy action. His most-watched short, Tumbleweed (2020), currently has over 150m + YouTube views. 

He brings a decade of varied writing experience to his work: an award-winning comedy and theatre background; extensive experience working with Aardman Animations; his own Radio 4 show, Joseph Morpurgo's Walking Tour; and TV and radio credits across a range of genres.  

 

Joseph's is able to help with:  

- winning pitches: developing original film concepts from client briefs (or from scratch), then collaborating with agencies to present that vision to the client. 

- writing scripts: turning concept ideas into fully-realised scripts, and working closely with directors to develop the best possible film.   

- fine-tuning stories: streamlining, restructuring and improving existing scripts at production stage. 

Beyond animation & gaming, Joseph has also worked with agencies including BrandOpus, ODD London and Brokkr, developing pitches and scripts for the likes of Tea India, Princes, Tanqueray and Craft Gin Club.

Joseph is always happy to hear from new collaborators - so please do get in touch via the contact form.

 

 

 

Portfolio

Toon Blast: Tumbleweed

Blinkink, 2020

(dir. Louis Clichy) 

 

Animated short directed by Louis Clichy (Pixar, Asterix). 135 million + views on YouTube.

Free Fire: Booyah Day

Passion Pictures, 2021

(dir. Jon Saunders)

 

Action-driven animated short. Nominated for Best Digital 2D Animation at the Creative Circle Awards 2022. 

Warframe: Ascension Day

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. David Pagaille)

 

Standalone anime film for Digital Extremes' long-running Warframe franchise. 

Rise of Kingdoms: Vikings

Passion Pictures, 2021

(dir. againstallodds)

 

Animated trailer for mobile strategy game. 

Free Fire: Legend of the Bounty Hunter

Passion Pictures, 2021

(dir. Timekeepers)

 

CGI animated trailer for FPS Free Fire, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo. 15m + IG views.

Free Fire: Project Cobra

Passion Pictures, 2021

(dir. Jon Saunders)

 

Action-driven animated short. 10m + views across multiple languages. 

Rise of Kingdoms: Egypt Awakens

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. againstallodds)

 

Animated trailer for mobile strategy game. 

Free Fire: Lucha Libre AAA

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. Mads Broni)

Brand tie-in film for multiplayer action franchise 

Hyenas: Launch Trailer

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. Mads Broni, Jon Saunders)

Announcement / Teaser Trailer for forthcoming Creative Assembly multiplayer game title. 

Erste Group: Believe In Tomorrow

Passion Pictures, 2021

(dir. Mark Waring)

Christmas short, which I contributed production-side writing work on. Nominated for Best Animation Story at the Creative Circle Awards 2022. 

Guild Wars II: End of Dragons

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. againstallodds)

Launch trailer for MMORPG expansion pack. 

Guild Wars II: End of Dragons

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. againstallodds)

Launch trailer for MMORPG expansion pack. 

Torchlight Infinite: Mirror

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. Thomas Reteuna & Rudy Parfaite)

Character backstory film for the Torchlight: Infinite franchise

Free Fire: Bieber 5th Anniversary Series 

Passion Pictures, 2022

(dir. Dave Scanlon)

I wrote on three short Justin Bieber tie-in films: a concept teaser; a narrative short; and a music video for his track 'Beautiful Love'.