After 18 years in the Royal Air Force, including tours in the first Gulf War and the Falklands, Dougie Brimson’s writing career took off with the overnight success of Everywhere We Go, based on his experiences as a football casual, which remains a seminal work on the culture of football hooliganism.
His first move into films was the critically acclaimed short It’s A Casual Life, followed two years later by the award-winning Green Street, starring Elijah Wood, for Odd Lot Entertainment/ Lionsgate. His eagerly awaited second feature Top Dog, which he adapted from his own best selling novel of the same name, directed by Martin Kemp for Universal Pictures, won Best Feature at the British Independent Film Festival.
Dougie’s next feature, the urban revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way, was released in 2015 directed by Sacha Bennett for Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Other films in development include adaptations of his comedy novels, Wings of a Sparrow and Billy’s Log; Boots On the Ground, an emotional rollercoaster about a British soldier injured in Afghanistan; The Gentle Sex, a comedy about four retired female spies; Pizza & Miracles, a comedy-drama about the power of the universe and Three Greens, a modern-day reworking of the classic movie The League of Gentlemen to be directed by Ali Sade for M Films.
His 15 books to date have sold in excess of three-quarters of a million copies with his first novel The Crew topping the Amazon sports book download charts for over seven years following its 2011 publication in eBook format. The highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling thriller, Top Dog, will be published in 2019.
THE CREW – Headline / 2013 Caffeine Nights Publishing TOP DOG – Headline / Caffeine Nights Publishing
BILLY’S LOG – Headline
WINGS OF A SPARROW– Caffeine Nights Publishing
EVERYWHERE WE GO: BEHIND THE MATCHDAY MADNESS – Headline
ENGLAND, MY ENGLAND: THE TROUBLE WITH THE NATIONAL FOOTBALLTEAM – Headline CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: LONDON’S VIOLENT FOOTBALL FOLLOWING – Headline
DERBY DAYS: LOCAL RIVALRIES AND FEUDS – Headline
BARMY ARMY: THE CHANGING FACE OF FOOTBALL VIOLENCE! – Headline EUROTRASHED: THE RISE AND RISE OF EUROPE’S FOOTBALL HOOLIGANS – Headline KICKING OFF: WHY HOOLIGANISM AND RACISM ARE KILLING FOOTBALL – Headline REBELLION: THE GROWTH OF FOOTBALL’S PROTEST – John Blake
MARCH OF THE HOOLIGANS: SOCCER’S BLOODY FRATERNITY – Virgin USA
THE GEEZERS GUIDE TO FOOTBALL– Mainstream Sport
NB: all the above are also available as e-books
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