Hiya, my name's Joe Willis. (Pronouns: He/They)
I'm a Queer Northern writer whose work often blurs the line between the intimate and surreal. Creating bittersweet stories about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances, through a lens of pathos, magical realism, humour and social awareness.
I have been selected for the following schemes:
BBC Writersroom Northern Voices, BBC Children’s Voices, Sky Studios Table Reads, Screen Yorkshire Flex and have taken part in both the Writersroom for CBeebies Presents and CBBC/BBC Sketch Show The Amelia Gething Complex, as well as being a credited episode writer for the latter. I have also had multiple short films funded and supported by the BFI Network.
Previously, I was Development Executive for the award-winning Tyke Films and have regularly script edited and read for the BFI Network. I am also a BAFTA Connect Member, WGGB member and BIFA voter.
Check out my resume here.