Joe Parham

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Isaac Storm

Film, TV & Theatre

Joe Parham is a BAFTA-winning writer, whose credits include the BBC’s CUCKOO Series 4 and SIBLINGS as well as Cartoon Network’s THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL. Joe’s first feature film (co-written with Keith Akushie), THE FESTIVAL, will be released in cinemas this August, starring Jermaine Clement, Joe Thomas and Claudia O’Doherty. Watch the trailer here.

Joe Parham and writing partner Joe Markham currently have a 6 x 30' comedy series in development with Sky One and Cave Bear. He has another television project, a comedy-drama called KINGPINS co-written with Lucien Young, in development with BBC Studios as well as two drama scripts in development at Hat Trick productions. Joe is also developing another feature film with Film4.

Alongside his own projects, Joe remains a senior writer on THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL for the 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.

Joe co-wrote an episode of STICKY for the BBC, which aired last year and starred Tom Hardy and Tom Davis. In 2016, Joe and Lucien Young’s pilot, LIMBO, aired on BBC3 and starred Ardal O’Hanlon, Tracey Ann Oberman, Miles Jupp and Ellie White. Joe was a core member of the writing team on the BBC’s SIBLINGS between 2014 and 2016.

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

Film

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2018

Film Four / Fudge Park / Entertainment

Co-writer with Keith Akushie

ALEX THE IMMORTAL

2018

Film Four / Fudge Park

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

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HITMEN

2018

Cave Bear Productions / Sky One

6 x 30' series with Joe Markham

INTER RAILING

2017

King Bert

Television

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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

2017

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