Joe Parham

Writer / Director

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Photograph: Debbie Scalan

Film, TV & Theatre

Associate Agent: Isaac Storm

Film, TV & Theatre

Joe is a BAFTA-winning writer. His first feature film, THE FESTIVAL, which he co-wrote with Keith Akushie, had a wide UK release in August 2018 and holds a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. THE FESTIVAL stars Jermaine Clement, Joe Thomas and Claudia O’Doherty and Iain Morris directs for the first time since THE INBETWEENERS 2. THE FESTIVAL is the first of two features for Film4 and Fudge Park that Joe and Keith will be writing.

Watch Joe Parham and Joe Markham’s Sky One comedy series, Hitmen, on NowTV. The show is also now available in the US on Peacock. The series stars British national treasures Mel and Sue in their first ever scripted sitcom, where they’ve traded in reviewing cakes for contract killing. It has received glowing reviews. They are currently writing Series Two which will shoot in Spring 2021.

Joe also has a 45’ comedy-drama script, KINGPINS, commissioned by BBC Studios. Think THE INBETWEENERS meets FARGO. Joe has written episodes of the BBC’s SIBLINGS, CUCKOO S4 and STICKY, which stars Tom Hardy.

He has various original projects in development with Hat Trick, Big Talk and Inflammable Films. Joe is also now working on two major new TV projects - one for Sony and one for Disney. 

Joe remains a Senior Writer on THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for Cartoon Network, having written on the show since Series 3. He co-wrote the episode that led to the 2016 Children's BAFTA Best Writer Award. He has also written on Cartoon Network's upcoming show, ELLIOTT FROM EARTH.

Joe co-wrote and directed the acclaimed short, THE BIRD, which starred Julia Davis and was screened at film festivals around the world.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes
2018

Film Four / Fudge Park / Entertainment

Co-writer with Keith Akushie

THE BIRD

2013

Turtle Canyon Films

Short Film
Writer and also co-director with Ben Target

FRANK

2012

Turtle Canyon Films

Short Film co-written and co-directed with Ben Target

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

UNT. PROJECT

Inflammable Films

UNT. PROJECT

Hat Trick Productions

UNT. PROJECT

Big Talk

ALEX THE IMMORTAL

Film Four / Fudge Park

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE BUS

2020

Wildseed Studios

With Joe Markham

ELLIOTT FROM EARTH

Turner

Writer

HITMEN

2019

Cave Bear Productions / Sky One

6 x 30' series with Joe Markham

CUCKOO (Season 4)

2018

BBC3

1 x 30' episode

KINGPINS

2018

BBC Studios

1 x 45' script

STICKY

2017

BBC3

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Series 3, 4, 5, 6

Cartoon Network / Turner

Senior Writer

LIMBO

2016

Hat Trick

1 x 30' pilot for BBC3

SIBLINGS SERIES 2

2015

Bwark / BBC3

1 x 30' script
Team writer on series

SIBLINGS

2013

Bwark / BBC3

1 x 30' episode co-written with Keith Akushie

THE MIDNIGHT BEAST SERIES 2

2013

Warp / E4

Co-writer 1 x 30' episode

FIT

Citrus Television / CBBC

Sketch writer

THE IMPRESSIONS SHOW

BBC One

Sketch Writer

SORRY I'VE GOT NO HEAD

So Television / CBBC

Sketch Writer