In recent years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of the UK's most diverse writers.
Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, his writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere We Go. A book that remains essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture of English football.
A further 14 books have followed including the crime thriller The Crew which has topped the Amazon sports book download charts for almost 9 years following its publication in eBook format and the comedy Wings of a Sparrow which after a successful electronic release, was issued in print.
His 16th book, In The Know, the long awaited third book in the The Crew/Top Dog trilogy, will be published in May 2020.
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 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
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. It has also been nominated in the Best Action Film category at the National Film Awards 2015.
A third feature, the urban revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way starring Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Steven Berkhoff and Danni Dyer, was released on 16th December 2014. It has been nominated in numerous categories, including Best Action Film at the 2015 Actionn Elite Awards.
Film projects in development include adaptations of his comedy novel Wings of a Sparrow as well as the comedies A Slice of Life and The Gentle Sex. The military thrillers Boots on the Ground and Three Greens are also on his slate of projects.
A highly qualified engineer, is a member of both The British Legion and The Falklands Veterans Association (SAMA82).
Bibliography - Publishing
Fiction - Thrillers
In The Know (Caffeine Nights) 2020
Top Dog (Headline) 2001
The Crew (Headline) 1999
Fiction - Comedy
Wings of a Sparrow (Caffeine Nights Publishing) 2012
Billy's Log (Headline) 2000
March of the Hooligans (Virgin USA) 2007
Rebellion (John Blake) 2006
Kicking Off (Headline) 2006
Eurotrashed (Headline) 2003
Barmy Army (Headline) 2000
Derby Days (Headline) 1998
Capital Punishment (Headline) 1997
England, My England (Headline) 1996
Everywhere We Go (Headline) 1996
Non-fiction - comedy
The Art of Fart (EBook Partnership) 2011
The Geezers' Guide to Football (Mainstream) 1998
Bibliography - Screenwriting
We Still Kill The Old Way Feature - lead writer (dir: Sacha Bennett) 2014
Top Dog Feature - sole writer (dir: Martin Kemp) 2014
Green Street Feature - lead writer (dir: Lexi Alexander) 2005
It's a Casual Life Short - sole writer (dir: Jon S Baird) 2003