Dougie Brimson
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Dougie Brimson

Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has forged a reputation as one of the UK’s most diverse writers. Having enjoyed publishing success with both non-fiction and fiction as well as on the big screen, his writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF which included the Falklands War and Gulf War One, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work, Everywhere We Go. A book that remains essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture of English football. A further 14 books have followed including the best-selling thriller, The Crew - which has topped the Amazon sports book download charts for over eight years following its publication in eBook format- and the critically acclaimed football comedies, Billy’s Log and Wings of a Sparrow. To date, Dougie has sold over 1,500,000 titles worldwide including Russia where he is regarded as one of the most famous British authors. His 16th book, the third volume in the The Crew/Top Dog trilogy, was published in May 2020 with a further thriller, Three Greens, slated for publication in autumn 2021. In 2003 Dougie made the move into screenwriting first with the short movie It’s a Casual Life and then with his first full length feature, the Hollywood funded Green Street starring Elijah Wood. Following its release in September 2005, the film won numerous awards including: Narrative Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival Narrative Feature Audience - SXSW Film Festival Best of Festival – Malibu Film Festival Jury Award (feature) – Malibu Film Festival Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival May 2014 saw the release of his second feature, an adaptation of his own novel Top Dog. Directed by Martin Kemp (The Krays, Eastenders) the film took the Best Feature award at the British Independent Film Festival as well as the Best Actor (Leo Gregory), Best Supporting Actor (Ricci Harnett) and Best Supporting Actress (Lorraine Stanley) awards. It was also nominated in the Best Action Film category at the National Film Awards 2015. A third feature, the urban revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way starring Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Steven Berkhoff and Danni Dyer, was released on 16th December 2014. It was nominated in numerous categories, including Best Action Film at the 2015 Action Elite Awards. In February 2021, Dougie formed his own film and television production company, Red Bus Movies. Their first project, The Gentle Sex (a comedy) is due to shoot in autumn 2021. Other projects in development include A Slice of Life (a comedy drama about the power of the universe), an adaptation of his comedy novel, Wings of a Sparrow, Boots on the Ground (a drama about a British soldier injured in Afghanistan) and Three Greens (a military crime thriller).
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