WRITER

Moya is an award winning writer for Film, TV, Animation, Theatre and Radio.

Recent work includes the screenplay for the animated feature film, THE GLASSWORKER, for Mano Animation Studios, Pakistan (story by Usman Riaz and Moya O’Shea, based on an original story by Usman Riaz). It’s due for release in 2022.

Moya wrote the short film, SOME SWEET OBLIVIOUS ANTIDOTE starring Sir Lenny Henry, Wunmi Mosaku, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Arinzé Kene, Fatima Koroma and Eunice Olumide and Colin Salmon…


-  Best International Screenplay Canberra Short Film Festival 2018

- Winner Best of the Fest Triforce Short Film Festival 2018 

-  Winner Earl’s Court Short Film Festival 2018

-  East End Film Festival 2018 Nominee

-  Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017

-  Manchester International Film Festival 2017

-  Encounters Short Film Festival 2017

-  Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

-  Bafta Shorts Long List 2018

-  Official Selection South Social Celebrates Black Culture 2019

TV Credits Include…

DOCTORS, BBC One - 10 episodes

BYKER GROVE, Zenith Productions for BBC

LITTLE PRINCESS, The Illuminated Film Company for Channel 5  - 10 episodes

CAIMAN, The Illuminated Film Company - Launched at Cartoon Forum, Mipcom and Mip Junior, 2016 - Pilot and 2 episodes

FLOOGALS “Project: Sleepover” - The Foundation and PBS Kids Sprout/NBC Universal

TOOT THE TINY TUGBOAT, Lupus Films/Channel 5  - 3 Episodes  Moya’s episode ‘Melt Down’ was nominated for Best Short Film at Love International Film Festival 2016…



TREE FU TOM, Cbeebies/Fremantle Media Enterprises/Blue Zoo - 3 Episodes

TILLY & FRIENDS, Cbeebies/Jam Media - Three Episodes

DRIVER DAN’S STORY TRAIN  “Sweetie’s Reward”, 3 Line Media FOR Cbeebies 

GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME, Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for BBC - 6 Episodes

Bible of a new animated series for HIT ENTERTAINMENT

THE KOALA BROTHERS, Famous Flying Films/Spellbound Productions for BBC  - 3 Episodes

YOKO! JAKAMOKO! TOTO!, Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for ITV - 11 Episodes

EDDY & THE BEAR - Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment for ITV  - 2 Episodes

The Foundation and PBS Kids Sprout

Moya’s radio play, THEO, starring Martin Jarvis and produced by Tracey Neale, was voted Most Popular Drama in the entire BBC Archive as part of BBC 7/Radio 4 Extra’s 5th Birthday Celebrations 2007

Original Plays and Serials for BBC Radio Drama…

Kalangadog Junction

THEO - Starring Martin Jarvis  Producer: Tracey Neale

SNAKE - Starring Harry Richardson, Richard Dillane, Elizabeth Tan. Producer: Tracey Neale 

KALANGADOG JUNCTION - Starring June Whitfield, Caroline Quentin, John Duttine, Joanna Monro, Toby Longworth, Niall Ashdown, Julie Gibbs, Brian Bowles, Moya O’Shea. Music by Bill Bailey. Producer: Liz Anstee (Light Entertainment) 

SUPER CHIEF - Starring Alex Lanipekun, Steve Toussaint, Morgan Deare, Steven Hartley, Laurel Lefkow, Samantha Dakin. Producer: Tracey Neale Featured on Pick of the Week, Radio 4

OB’OWA - Starring Rhiannon Baccus, Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis, Tracey Ifeachor, Nonso Anozie, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, May Owen. Director: Christiana Ebohon-Green

A NIGHT IN ’54 - Starring James Purefoy, Kate Fleetwood. Producer: Marc Beeby 

THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ CLUB” - Starring Sylvia Syms, Paula Wilcox, Eleanor Bron, Carolyn Pickles, Helena Breck, Ray Lonnen. Producer: Tracey Neale

DIGGING FOR VICTORY - Starring Cathy Murphy, Don Gilet, Christine Lohr. Producer: Tracey Neale Named Radio 4 ‘Drama of the Week’

LOVELY WITCHES  - Starring Natasha Pyne, Joanna Monro, Deborah Berlin, Tara Ward. Derek Waring, Gavin Muir. Producer: Tracey Neale

“C.Q.D.” - Starring Hilary Reynolds. Producer: Tracey Neale

DAY OFF - Starring Peter O’Brien, Marcus Eyre, Federay Holmes, David Holt, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Moya O’Shea. Radio Drama for Thirty Minute Theatre,  BBC Radio 4, Producer: Tracey Neale

Adaptations for BBC Radio Drama…

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH (Adaptation of Jules Verne novel) - Starring Stephen Critchlow, Joel MacCormack and Gudmundur Thorvaldsson. Music by Neil Brand. Producer:  Tracey Neale

SHOW BOAT  (Adaptation of Edna Ferber novel) - Starring Lysette Anthony, Samantha Spiro, Laurel Lefkow, Morgan Deare, Nonso Anozie, Tracy Ifeachor, Joanna Monro, Sean Baker, Mark Caven. Music by Neil Brand. Producer Tracey Neale

A TOWN LIKE ALICE - (Adaptation of Nevil Shute novel) Starring Virginia McKenna, Jason Connery, Becky Hindley, Ed Devereaux, Bernard Hepton. Music by Neil Brand. Producer: David Blount/Tracey Neale Sony Drama Award, 1998

SEPTEMBER TIDE (Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier play) - Starring Paula Wilcox, Jonathan Firth, Susan Jameson. Producer: Tracey Neale

THE GROUP (Adaptation of Mary McCarthy Novel) - Starring Gayle Hunnicutt, Rebecca Front, Teresa Gallagher, Lorelei King, Tara Ward, Joanna Weir-Ouston, Laurel Lefkow, Moya O’Shea, Mark Caven, William Hope, Henry Goodman. Producer:  Tracey Neale

CHAPTERS AND VERSUS: TREASURES FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY - MICHAEL FIELD - Starring Geraldine James, Sophie Thompson. Producer: Tracey Neale

A Town Like Alice 

Sony Award Winner 1998




A Town Like Alice

BBC - Radio Times

Theatre…

Moya’s comedy play, ROOM SERVICE, has been performed at the New Farnham Rep and The Mill At Sonning so far…

New Farnham Rep

Production Photos

Kalangadog Junction BBC Radio 2

Show Boat BBC Radio 4

Show Boat BBC Radio 4

Super Chief BBC Radio 4

The Chocolate Lovers’ Club BBC Radio 4

Super Chief BBC Radio 4

Journey to the Centre of the Earth BBC Radio 4

Journey to the Centre of the Earth BBC Radio 4

Journey to the Centre of the Earth BBC Radio 4

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

Earls’ Court Film Festival Winner 2018

Snake BBC Radio 4

The Glassworker research - Karachi, Pakistan

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