“I’ve worked successfully with Toby on a number of ideas and screenplays over the years, including two commissions – SEVEN THIEVES and HIS HOUSE. HIS HOUSE premiered at Sundance 2020 to amazing reviews and was picked up by Netflix. We’ve also used Toby as a fantastic script reader and consultant on other projects.”

Ed King, producer, Starchild Pictures

It’s tough, getting noticed. Of course you need your screenplay to be as compelling as possible – but how do you achieve that? Judging your own work is one of the writer’s biggest challenges, but while any outside perspective can help, you need a proven, expert perspective to really make the difference.

Toby Venables is a professional screenwriter, novelist and journalist with 20 years experience in the field and numerous feature and TV commissions under his belt – including the BAFTA-winning movie HIS HOUSE. He also has experience adapting for the screen from novels, and regularly lectures on screenwriting in Cambridge, UK.

If you’re looking to tell your story in the best way possible, you’ve come to the right place.

Pictured, left to right: producer Ed King, co-writer Felicity Evans and Toby Venables on the set of HIS HOUSE. Photo courtesy Martin Gentles, Starchild Pictures.


Honest, expert advice on your project, whether one-to-one consultation via Zoom or full, detailed report with recommended actions.


A complete range of editorial services, from proofing and polishing to full structural overhauls and industry level script doctoring.


Providing professional screenplays to commission – whether from the ground up, from an existing concept or within a current series or franchise.

“We published Toby’s first novel, THE VIKING DEAD. This dropped full-on zombie action into a painstakingly recreated Viking setting, and when we were looking for someone to write a series of historical adventure novels turning the Robin Hood legends on their head, Toby seemed the perfect choice. He did not disappoint, developing a richly textured world packed with compelling characters, and creating a brilliantly structured story arc that brought the narrative threads together in ways few of us could have anticipated.”

Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO, Rebellion