Mark and Nick have the amazing ability to totally inhabit the characters they write about, bringing such empathy and believability to every storyline they work on. Their understanding of form and structure always amazes me, and they seem to be able to turn their hand to virtually any genre, from comedy to horror. Although they are truly great drama writers, comedy is never far from their hearts, and their natural timing adds such a great rhythm to their scripts making them an absolute joy to read. On top of all of the above, working with Mark and Nick is also about the most fun I’ve ever had.
Steve Box – Academy Award-winning Director (Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Wererabbit)
Thank you for the wonderful work you did for the Moominvalley series. It was truly a privilege to collaborate with writers of your calibre.
Sophia Jansson – Creative Director, Moomin Characters Oy Ltd and Owner, Moomin Characters Ltd
Nick and Mark are always a pleasure to work with. Clever, affable, very funny and above all, great writers, which helps! They deep dive into every project and deliver solid developments and scripts, whatever the project. I hope to continue working with them for a very long time.
Tom Beattie – Head of Kids & Family, Tiger Aspect Productions
Nick and Mark are always the first people I talk to when I need writers. My life is easier when they’re on the show and when they are running the room, their shows are joy to work on.
Ben Ward – BAFTA-winning lead writer (Horrible Histories, Danger Mouse)
It was such a pleasure to work with Mark and Nick on Moominvalley – their sense of comedy and understanding of the characters really made the Moominvalley adventures amazing for the old and the new fans of Moomins!
Marika Makaroff – CCO & Founder, Gutsy Animations
Two of the most genuine, funny, hardworking and intelligent writers I’ve ever worked with. It’s always such a joy to be on a project with them.
Beth Blood – Founder & CEO, On The Edge Conservation
Huckerby and Ostler / Ostler and Huckerby bring experience, wit and a fresh, often electrifying, perceptiveness to projects. After a decade working together across television and publishing, I am consistently impressed by their ability to surprise and delight audiences with their ambition, character and vision.
David Stevens – Development Producer, Tiger Aspect Productions / Director, Knights Of
Nick and Mark are true pros. Their creative vision always brings a unique tone and clever direction. It was a joy working with them on a book adaptation for a premium animated feature.
Karen Vermeulen – SVP Creative Executive, Animation & Family, Gaumont
Mark and Nick came onto our fully developed show halfway through the writing process and I’ve never seen a writer just get it so quickly. They’re a brilliant writing combo – fast, fast-witted and instantly understanding the world and its characters. I’d love to NOT RECOMMEND them though (because if I do, everyone else will hire them and there’ll be a scuffle to get to them!). Two great lads.
Colin Williams – Creative Director, Sixteen South