Allan both originates his own material and enjoys being part of a writing team on formatted shows.
He is currently lead writer/showrunner on DEER SQUAD (40 x 11′ animation for the 4-7’s) for iQIYI, China and Nickelodeon, Asia. He is also working again with Sun and Moon Studios on a couple of series for Early Years and middle school age children respectively.
Other animation work includes: GO JETTERS 2 (CBeebies); a 10-part Primary Music animation series for Sun and Moon Studios/BBC Bitesize; LITTLE PEOPLE (Hit/Mattel); NUMTUMS 2 (CBeebies); TREE FU TOM (CBeebies/Fremantle, USA) and TILLY AND FRIENDS (Jam Media, Ireland/CBeebies). Allan also worked with CBBC Interactive to develop the game for the international hit THE NEXT STEP.
Other development work includes: INVISIBLE GUARDIAN for Momo Entertainments, Beijing; DR JIM for producer Helen Braiden and Pixel Circus; BUGGLEBURY for Bloomin’ Marvellous; and ZEAMU for Fiona Case and Barbara Bishop at Zeamu Ltd. Allan is
His hugely popular books for pre-school children the most recent of which is THE RUDE ROBIN (Ravette Publishing, 2019) also perform strongly in ‘app’ form.
Allan is pioneering torytelling and entertainment opportunities in the interactive space. He wrote, produced and directed THE HUNTING, billed as ‘the world’s first interactive zombie movie’. His virtual reality live action game THE BUNKER which he conceived, wrote and directed launched in September 2016 and immediately struck a chord with viewers for its strong narrative drive and stunning visuals. It was nominated in the Game category at the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2017 and in three categories including ‘Game of the Year’ in the Games Industry Awards.