Hi! I'm Phil
A very warm and welcome to my portfolio of mirth!
Who am I? I hear you ask. Although when you think about it, that's not quite actually possible is it.
But I am a very hard-working writer from North Wales endeavouring to get my work onto radio, TV or both. I'm pretty much versatile as I am productive.
My background is mainly in writing and acting. In the 1980's I was an active member of various I have been a member of various youth drama groups in Wrexham, performing a series of 3-act plays by a local writer, have performed Harold Pinter shorts at the Wrexham Library Arts Centre and have been on stage with the Clwyd Youth Theatre at Theatr Clwyd in Mold, all of which gave me a terrific insight into who theatre productions work, although I am yet to write a play, although it's on the cards because I've promised a very good friend.
I also have a 2:1 degree in Literature With Media from Glyndwr University in 2000 as well as creative writing credits which have been gathered over the years. I have written several books, mainly for children, 2 about a dim-witted dinosaur rock star with a magical guitar (JJ and the Search For a Scary Thing, JJ and the Frankenguitar,) and one called SpaceTwits about the first space mission of an interplanetary group of space binmen.
For grown-ups there is The Coming of the Zartangs, Projector and Deadworld. What I have always enjoyed the most was the dialogue.
When I am not writing anything at all (which is not often, let me tell you,) I am either watching it, listening to it, reading it, or playing bass guitar with a local rock band called Green Eyed Monsterz.
During lock-down I enrolled on a sitcom writing course with the wonderfully funny and talented actor/writer/stand-up comedian, the Welsh Jerry Seinfeld himself, and all-round really nice man, Bennett Aaron and loved it so much, that it was what I wanted to do until the end of time itself, even if I don't get paid for it. No, ignore that last part. Some money would be nice, it can pay for my Monster Munch. Writers like Monster Munch and that's a fact, although not the pickled onion ones. Beef but not pickled onions, don't you be jiving my a*rse with pickled onion flavoured food products.
Coming up is my brand new sitcom for radio, SuperZeros. I hope to be sharing some great news, soon. All I can tell you is that it is a comedy, it's Welsh (although not in Welsh), quite funny in a bizarre way.
Here is just some of the feedback I've had so far for my script.
"Stick a few aliens in it and I'll get it on the big screen for you, mate!"
- Steven Spielberg
"Even funnier than Macbeth!"
- Kenneth Brannagh
"Look, not this again. Just go away. I'm busy!"
- Ricky Gervais
"Can I just pinch this chair? Thanks!"
- Professor Brian Cox
"I'm confused. There's nothing on page three but words. I don't get it."
- Rupert Murdoch
"I laughed so hard, I spat out my false teeth!"
"De do-do-do, de da-da-da!"
"Perfect! Absolutely perfect in every way. The only thing it's missing is, jokes!"
- John Cleese
"My biggest regret is, that I couldn't have remained alive long enough to read this."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Yours FREE to download, Is it Just me (and other stories) - By Phil Gilliver.
So, how do we, the inhabitants of planet Earth look to species from other world?