Freddy
Syborn

Writer for television

Freddy has created and co-written both series of Bounty Hunters, a comedy-drama for Sky One, with Jack Whitehall - now in its second series.  He and Jack also co-wrote three series of Bad Education as well as the Bad Education Movie and a Sky Little Cracker.  Previously Freddy created and wrote another six-part sitcom, Cockroaches, for ITV2.

Most recently Freddy has written and episode of Series 2 of Killing Eve, an episode of Sex Education for Netflix and on Series 2 of Timewasters for ITV2.

He co-wrote feature film, Old Boys (BFI/Film 4), directed by Toby Macdonald, which premiered at The Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018. He has also written a one-off episode about David Bowie for Sky Arts’ Urban Myths series. Freddy also wrote, produced and directed his short Capital, having created the successful podcast series of the same title. 

In 2013, Freddy co-wrote and co-directed a short, Frenching the Bully, with Florence Keith-Roach. In 2015, he wrote and directed his first short, Isla Traena, starring Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Antonia Thomas and Phil Wang. It was selected for the London Short Film Festival, as well as the Palm Springs, New Orleans, Mill Valley and San Jose film festivals. 

In 2017, Freddy wrote and directed a micro-budget feature-length experiment, Damascene, a film shot entirely on the GoPros worn by two cyclists travelling together through south London. It stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Kate Kennedy. So far, Damascene has been selected to be shown in competition at the New Orleans Film Festival. 

Freddy is also a prizewinning playwright with work staged in London, Edinburgh and Cambridge. His book about comedy, A Good Bullet, was one of the Independent's books of the year 2013. His joke-writing credits include A League of Their Own, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic Relief, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Stand Up for the Week and Big Brother’s Big Mouth

CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Director Toby MacDonald
Starring
  • Rosie Perez
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Comedy series

    Tiger Aspect for Sky One
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Starring
  • Rosie Perez
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Comedy drama

    Cave Bear for Sky 1

    Comedy 

    Pinewood Television
    In development
    Director Freddy Syborn and Florence Keith-Roach
    Comedy written with Florence Keith-Roach
    Wits' End Productions
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Ben Taylor
    Comedy series
    Big Talk Productions for ITV

    Writer 

    Producer Morenike Williams
    Director Francesca Gregorini

    Comedy drama

    Sid Gentle for BBC1 / BBC America
    Creator Laurie Nunn
    Director Ben Taylor

    Comedy drama

    Eleven for Netflix
    Director Jim O'Hanlon

    Stand alone comedy drama

    Lion Television Ltd for Sky Arts
    Producer Pippa Brown and Ben Cavey
    Director Al Campbell
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Mathew Horne
  • Comedy series
    Tiger Aspect for BBC3
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Mathew Horne
  • Second series 

    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Comedy

    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
    Backchat
    6 x 30'
    Producer Suzi Aplin
    Director Dave Skinner
    Starring
  • Michael Whitehall
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Comedy chat show
    Tiger Aspect for BBC3
    Producer Pippa Brown
    Director Jeremy Dyson
    Starring
  • Rebecca Front
  • Catherine Tate
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Katy Brand
  • Comedy

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Arts HD
    The Shot
    1 x 60'

    Drama

    Warp for Channel 4
    A selection of familiar Channel 4 hosts are pushed right out of their comfort zones by job swapping with each other.
    Fresh One for Channel 4
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Sky 1 Little Cracker which chronicles Jack Whitehall's childhood love of dressing up - from Princess Ariel to Princess Diana - and his father's despair. Co-written with Jack Whitehall.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky One
    Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
    Twofour for Channel 4
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Magnum Media for Channel 4
    Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
    Producer Martin Dance
    Amigo Television & Phil McIntyre Entertainment for Dave
    TalkbackThames & British Broadcasting Corporation for BBC2
    Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
    Angst Productions for BBC2
    Producer Fiona McDermott
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
    Producer Ian Wimbush
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Magnum Media for Channel 4
    TNT Show
    9 x 35'
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    Producer Ben Cooper
    Brighter Pictures for E4
    Producer Stu Mather
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
    Brighter Pictures for E4

    Other

    Writer & Performer & Creator 

    Podcast. An improvised comedy about a referendum that brings back capital punishment with a 51% majority. 

    Film

     

    Old Boys
    Feature
    Producer Luke Morris
    Director Toby MacDonald
    Starring
  • Alex Lawther
  • Pauline Étienne
  • Jonah Hauer-King
  • Denis Ménochet
  • Joshua McGuire
  • Comedy feature

    Film4
    Producer Pippa Brown and Ben Cavey
    Director Elliot Hegarty
    Writer Freddy Syborn and Jack Whitehall

    Comedy feature

    Entertainment Film Distributors
    Cave Bear Productions

    Writer & Director & Creator 

    Damascene
    Feature
    Starring
  • Henry Lloyd-Hughes
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Feature shot exclusively on go-pros

    Wits End Productions
    Starring
  • Daniel Lawrence Taylor
  • Antonia Thomas
  • Short

    Theatre

    Writer & Director 

    Play

    Old Guardian/Observer building

    Writer 

    Play 

    In development
    A mother and son argue about more than their dead dog. A safe takes fifteen minutes to open. People take cuts.