Kenny
Emson

Kenny is a multi award winning writer for stage and screen.

He co-created, co-wrote and was associate producer on the BBC’s ground breaking multi-platform murder mystery The Last Hours of Laura K  which earned him a BAFTA nomination in Digital Creativity and a number of other prestigious television and VFX awards nominations. He adapted Agatha Christies The Coming of Mr Quin for digital media which was BAFTA CYMRU nominated for Best Game.

He was selected for the BBC Writers Academy in 2011 and has gone on to write episodes of Doctors and Eastenders. Since then he has developed original projects with a variety of indies and has been shortlisted for the Red Planet prize.

His theatre projects include Rust (Bush Theatre) Plastic (Old Red Lion / Mercury theatre ) and Terrorism (Bush Theatre). He is a past winner of the Mercury Theatre playwriting prize, the Adopt a Playwright Award, the Adrienne Benham Award and has been shortlisted for both the Bruntwood and Papatango prizes.

He currently has projects in development with RAW TV, FIREBIRD/BBC, Two and Two Films (USA) and AMC Studios (USA).

CV

Television

Writer 

Firebird for BBC
In development
Two and Two pictures
In development

Co-written with Gabriel Bisset-Smith.

Two and Two Pictures for AMC
In development
Raw TV
In development
Leftbank
Script commission
Moonage
In development
Kudos
Treatment commission
BBC Studios
Script commission
BBC for BBC One
New Pictures
In development
Artists Studios
Treatment commission
The Forge
Treatment commission
Company Pictures
Script optioned
BBC Wales
Script commission
Director Gabriel Bisset-Smith

Co-creator and co-writer of interactive online drama.

Winner of C21 Media Award 2016 (Best multi platform)
Winner of two Lovies Awards 2016 (Digital Creativity and People’s vote)
Nominated for BAFTA Television Craft Award: Digital Creativity 2016
Nominated for Broadcast Digital Award 2016 (Best Game)
Nominated for Prix Italia 2016 (Digital Creativity)

BBC
Doctors
1 x 30'
BBC for BBC One

Theatre

Writer 

Rory and Gemma break in to the Mersea Island RNLI station on Halloween in 1987. Over the course of the next thirty-four years the consequences of that night will tear their lives apart.

Mercury Theatre
Mercury Theatre

Co-written with Anne Odeke, Guleraana Mir, and Sadie Hasler. Four inspirational tales of Essex resilience. 


Queens Theatre

Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact, they have quite a few. But as much as they try and redefine the rules, and themselves, the outside world is closing in.

The Bush / Hightide

An unflinchingly honest drama about the kids who survived school, and those who didn't.

Old Red Lion

Co-written with Brad Birch.

Two friends, fugitives from their problems, try and start again in the big smoke but find themselves waiting on the margins still. A man in the midst of crisis tries for a clean break from technology, connectivity and the pressures of city life.

Vaults Festival
Bush Theatre

Stage adaptation of the rock opera by The Who.

Mercury Theatre
Oxford Playhouse

Musical documentary stage drama.

Eastern Angles (Tour)

Film

Writer 

Co-written with Gabriel Bisset-Smith.

Universal
Wigwam
Feature Film commission
Creative England
Feature Film commission
Petrichor
(Short Film)
Producer Morgan Faverty & Louis-Jack
Director Louis-Jack

A washed-up, former wunderkind of the snooker world has one last chance to revive his career.

BFI / Film London
Mayday
(Short Film)

A monologue that explores the cornerstones of English identity through the poetry of the working class.

Young Vic

Radio

Writer 

Production Company BBC Radio 3
837.9
1 x 45'
Production Company BBC Radio 4