James Piercy

Joined January 2016

British Playwright & Screenwriter, sonny.james.piercy@gmail.com

A compassionate writer with an ear for naturalistic dialogue and a humanist perspective with a need to tell people's stories.

As well as telling my own story I wish to tell the stories of those who are disenfranchised and living a life on the fringes.


Margie (2015), ​Talk to Camera - Scriptwriter

Margie is convinced she has seen a soldier in her village who has been declared dead. A short film submitted to the “DepicT!” film festival.

Something happens here (2015), ​Talk to Camera - Scriptwriter

When Becky meets David, she drops her defenses. David introduces her to 'his family' where life is good, until Becky begins to understand the extent that David will go to, to expand his family and ideology.

A feature film in post-production.

Acheron (2015), ​Wooden Gate - Scriptwriter

The Acheron Club, an underground fighting tournament with a brutal reputation, is seen as the last chance for many - but before a young fighter can make his way to the top he must discover what brought him there in the first place.

A short film in pre-production.

Waiting for Garbo (2015), ​The Company of Legendary Children - Playwright


New York City, 1990. Three teenagers sit in wait for a glimpse of the reclusive movie star, Greta Garbo. A one act play submitted to the “Birmingham Fest” and performed at the Crescent Theatre.


No Sober Words of Love

A short film about a young woman struggling with an alcohol addiction. Her world spirals out of control when her “perfect” sister comes home for Christmas.


A short film about a self destructive drag queen who has to face up to his responsibilities when his younger sister informs him that she is pregnant.

Fill My Hat With Coins

Two worlds collide when a privileged housewife invites a homeless man she once knew to her husband's birthday party. A two act play currently in development.


Northumbria University, Newcastle - Drama and Scriptwriting

SEPT 2009 - JUL 2012

An intense, three year course that covered all areas of scriptwriting;
from radio to feature, stage and TV. I received acclaim for my naturalistic dialogue and my compassionate approach to creating complex, three dimensional characters.