Tony Grisoni


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Tony Grisoni SOUTHCLIFFE
“A spellbinding and terrifying piece of television storytelling”

Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS, 1989 was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel. He has worked closely with a number of directors including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman, Rankin, Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, Anand Tucker, Sean Durkin and Terry Gilliam (FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and TIDELAND). Grisoni is proud to count himself amongst the crew on board the ship of fools: THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.

In 2001, Tony Grisoni made the trek along the people smugglers' route from the Pakistan/Afghan border, through Iran and Turkey to Europe with the director, Michael Winterbottom. The resulting film, IN THIS WORLD, won the 2002 Berlinale Golden Bear.

Grisoni collaborated with Simon Channing Williams of Potboiler Films, and Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe (directors of LOST IN LA MANCHA) to write and co-produce BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, 2005 adapted from the novella by Brian W. Aldiss.

He adapted the David Peace Yorkshire Noir novels RED RIDING, 2009. Directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker, they were produced by Andrew Eaton at Revolution Films for Channel 4.

THE UNLOVED, 2009 was Samantha Morton's directorial debut which won BAFTA - Best TV Single Drama. Produced by Kate Ogborn and Michael Elliott for Revolution Films and C4.

SOUTHCLIFFE, 2013 is an original 4-part drama for Channel 4, directed by Sean Durkin and produced by Peter Carlton and Derrin Schlesinger of Warp Films.

VANISHED - A VIDEO SEANCE, 1999 was made in collaboration with performance artist and poet, Brian Catling. "...genre busting - an encounter between mainstream movie story telling and the art avant-garde..." - Jonathan Romney. He and Catling have gone to make other pieces for galleries and together host the annual celebration of the absurd, CABARET MELANCHOLIQUE. Other artists he has collaborated with include Oona Grimes and Dryden Goodwin.

Grisoni has also written and directed a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated KINGSLAND #1 The Dreamer, 2008, SYNCING, 2009, and the award winning THE PIZZA MIRACLE, 2010.


Southcliffe Red Riding In This World Kingsland
The Unloved Brothers of the Head Tideland Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas