Joseph Reed

I am a writer and animator living in Bristol.

My primary focus is writing scripts for animated projects.  I tell stories that satirise the experience of working dead-end jobs and the initial period of adulthood where independence is still fresh, exciting and the future uncertain.  However,  I also like to incorporate drama to give my stories more than just a comedic angle. I want to tell personal stories about the complications of relationships, coping mechanisms, addiction, death and importance of friendship. I am also a musician and many of my stories revolve around music. 

When I’m not writing my stories, I am animating them.  In 2015 I completed my first animated short film Mercias and the Moon Man, after a year of work.

Currently I am animating my own pilot for an adult animated series set in Bristol, titled Death and Coffee. And developing my own webcomic called SQUIRM.