Having written 15 books and a multi award winning feature film in under 17 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of Britain’s most prolific writers.
After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force -including both the Falklands and Gulf War 1- the ex-Sergeant engineer’s literary career began in 1996 when he wrote a book based on his own experiences as a soccer casual entitled Everywhere We Go.
This groundbreaking work examined the culture of soccer fandom from the inside and has become essential reading for anyone with an interest in the game and its supporters. A further 14 books have followed and their success has established the author as one of the worlds leading authorities on the issues of both the game and lad culture.
· EVERYWHERE WE GO – non-fiction 1996
· ENGLAND, MY ENGLAND – non-fiction 1996
· CAPITAL PUNISHMENT – non-fiction 1997
· DERBY DAYS – non fiction 1998
· THE GEEZERS’ GUIDE TO FOOTBALL – fiction/comedy 1998
· THE CREW – fiction/thriller 1999
· BARMY ARMY – non-fiction March 2000
· BILLY’S LOG – fiction/comedy November 2000
· TOP DOG – fiction/thriller March 2001
. EUROTRASHED – non-fiction March 2003
. KICKING OFF – non-fiction May 2005
. REBELLION – non-fiction September 2006
. MARCH OF THE HOOLIGANS – non-fiction September 2007
. THE ART OF FART – comedy Dec 2011
. WINGS OF A SPARROW – fiction/comedy Dec 2012
Widely acknowledged as well as one of the games most vocal anti-violence and anti-racism campaigners, Dougie has acted as an advisor to both the British governments working group into soccer disorder and the European commissions’ soccer group. He has also written extensively for various magazines, newspapers and websites including The Sun, The Times, The New York Times, The Guardian. Loaded, Four-Four-Two magazine, About.com and Soccer 365.
In 2003 Dougie made the move into screenwriting first with the critically acclaimed short movie IT’S A CASUAL LIFE and then with his first full length feature, the Hollywood funded GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS 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
After a successful worldwide cinema release, the movie went on to sell over 80,000 DVD units during its first week on sale in the UK alone.
TV and radio credits include Sky News, BBC News, BBC News24, NBC, CBN, ESPN, Talk Radio and Radio 5 Live whilst Dougie has also produced and presented two motorsport series for Granada Television as well as working as a presenter for Bravo TV. In 2007, he also produced a motorsport series for Channel 5 in the UK covering the sport of BrisCA Formula One Stock Car racing.
The fact that he has been so prolific has not gone unnoticed within the media industry and this has led to an increasing number of requests to input ideas into creative projects including two major internet projects one of which was the first ever on-line soap opera for children.
Recent projects include screenplays for the Brit-zombie flick KILLERWEED (currently in pre-production) and a biography of Welsh darts legend Leighton Rees (currently in pre-production) whilst current work includes screenplays based around the war in Afghanistan as well as adaptations of his own novels, WINGS OF A SPARROW and TOP DOG.
Further information on Dougie Brimson’s work can be found at http://www.dougiebrimson.com