Dragon Rider reviews

27th October 2020

Dragon Rider has opened in Germany. Here's a selection of reviews...

***** 'Wonderfully animated, Dragon Rider is a spectacular feature film' Kino & Co. 

***** 'Dragon Rider can compete with the big Hollywood animated films' Cineman

***** 'Fast paced action fairy tale with clever humour and charming ideas' Cinema Deutsch

****  'A family film staged with humour, pace and lots of heart' Movie Jones 

**** 'Wonderful! The best animation of a Cornelia Funke novel to date' Berlin Morning Post. 

Dragon Rider released October 1st 2020

4th September

The NEW Dragon Rider trailer is here. The movie opens in Germany on October 1st. Coming to the UK February 2021. Well done to all at Lumatic, Cyborn, Constantin and Timeless Films.  Click on the picture to see the trailer. 

Dragon Rider trailer

16th April 2020https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhhXrvD3-Mg&feature=youtu.be

The trailer for my movie Dragon Rider, released this summer, has just arrived. Well done to everyone, I think it looks wonderful! Just click on the picture! 

Ella Bella Bingo Released January 2020

December 2019

Ella Bella Bingo opens in Norway in January 2020. Hopefully it'll be coming to a cinema near you soon. 

Queen's Corgi Number One at Netherlands Box Office!

14th March 2019

The Queen's Corgi is Number One in the Netherlands! We say a big Bedankt Nederlands! 

Dragon Rider cast announced

10th May 2018

News from the Cannes Film Festival, it's been announced that the fabulous Patrick Stewart, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are to star in my adaptation of Dragon Rider! Well done everyone, a fantastic cast. If you want to know more, here's a link to an article in Variety.

http://variety.com/2018/film/global/felicity-jones-patrick-stewart-dragon-rider-thomas-brodie-sangster-freddie-highmore-1202804089/

Philip Pullman movie

23rd March, 2018

I am working on a movie adaptation of a Philip Pullman book. It's all very exciting and the folk involved are super. More to follow soon...

The Queen's Corgi!

November 2017

Mine and Rob's movie The Queen's Corgi will be in cinemas early 2019. It tells the story of Rex, one of the Queen's Corgis, who wants to see life outside Buckingham Palace.

We're in the Hollywood Reporter!

8th June 2017

A fantastic plug for my new film in Hollywood! To read the whole story follow this link...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/constantin-begins-production-dragon-rider-1011418

John Smith books go audio!

November 2016

My books have been made into audio books. Now there's a good idea for a present. Plug! Plug!

Dragon Rider

November 2016

My adaptation of Cornelia Funke's hit novel Dragon Rider is winging its way into production. Watch this space!

Coming to a cinema near you... soon!

October 2016

Not ready to go public yet but the VERY exciting news is a screenplay me and Rob wrote a little while back is finally becoming a film. Hopefully this picture will give you a clue. The movie should be in cinemas in 2018.  

My trip to Seoul

June 2016

I'm writing a movie for a wonderful Korean animation company, and they invited me to Seoul to meet them. A really lovely group of extremely talented people.

Top Secret Movie Project

Christmas 2015

I am in Berlin working on a ‘hush hush’ top secret movie project, a lot more soon I promise. All I can tell you is the film has lots of dragons…

Danger Mouse is Back

September 2015

Danger Mouse is back! Watch out for my episodes.

New Learning Resource Centre

April 17, 2015

The lovely people at my old school asked me to open the new school library. This was a great honour and a fab day was had by all. Go Llanwern High – you rock!  

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