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Hiya, my name's Joe Willis. (Pronouns: He/They)

I'm a Queer Northern writer whose work subverts genre, examining ordinary characters in extraordinary, often surreal circumstances through a lens of offbeat, sometimes macabre humour and a wry, frequently bittersweet tone.


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.

WHO I've Worked with:


"Joe was an absolute pleasure to work with. Incredibly professional and receptive in taking and discussing notes. Joe has a really strong and unique voice as a writer and has a really fresh take on projects set in the North of England. I can't wait to see what he does next!"

Kate O'Hara, Head of Development at Duck Soup Films

"I currently have two projects with Joe on my slate at Kato Pictures. As soon as I read the first script from him, I knew this was someone I needed to work with."

Lauren Parker, Kato Pictures

"Joseph has proved over and over again that his talent for writing, is as strong as his professionalism and integrity. An absolute team player who always brings his A-game to every project we've collaborated on."

Hugh Mann Adamson, Enon Films

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