Having written 15 books and two multi award winning feature films in under 20 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of Britain’s most popular genre 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
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.
May 2014 saw the release of his second feature, an adaptation of his own novel TOP DOG. Directed by Martin Kemp (The Krays, Eastenders) the film took the Best Feature award at the British Independent Film Festival as well as the Best Actor (Leo Gregory), Best Supporting Actor (Ricci Harnett) and Best Supporting Actress (Lorraine Stanley) awards.
A third feature, the urban revenge thriller WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY was released on Boxing Day 2014. Starring Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Steven Berkhoff and Danni Dyer has been nominated in various categories at the Action Elite Film Awards 2015.
Other film projects in development include adaptations of his comedy novels Wings of a Sparrow and Billy’s Log, Mister One Hundred (a biography of Welsh darts legend Leighton Rees), Boots on the Ground (a drama about a British soldier injured in Afghanistan) and Three Greens (a modern day reworking of the classic movie The League of Gentlemen).
Further information on Dougie Brimson’s work can be found at www.dougiebrimson.com
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