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Aubrey Day is an award-winning British writer now based in Hollywood.  He helps companies, usually film studios, find the right words. He works at Disney on all their major film campaigns. He is also a screenwriter. His latest project, The Dancing Detective airs on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries network, where it has received some very kind reviews ("An incredibly confident script. Hilariously entertaining” - Decider.  “A borderline magnum opus for the Hallmark brand” - Letterboxd.  “Leaves us aching for more” - TV Fanatic).  On the other hand, aka-30266 on IMDb said it was “awful”. So there’s that. Aubrey has worked with Apple, the BBC, Netflix, 20th Century Fox and Paramount. He is repped by Andrew Mills at Revolution Talent.

Title page: Michael Caine in Pulp (Mike Hodges, 1972) 


He used to be a journalist - news, sports, then film.

(Actually, he still does a spot of journalism. Sometimes.)

His father's Indian. His mother's Irish.

He was born and raised in London.

He was the US Editor of Empire and the UK Editor-in-Chief of Total Film.

His first pet was a cat called Tubby.

He has contributed to Esquire, TIME, The Sunday Times, Variety and Time Out.

He has two children - who have turned out surprisingly well.

He has authored books, directed videos and produced TV and web series.

He's written winners' speeches on Oscar night.

He is not saying that his speeches help win Oscars (but he's not not saying that...).

He plays the guitar, badly.

His work as a film critic was used on the UK’s national curriculum for media students.

(Yep, him and Shakespeare... both on the curriculum.)

He has a three-legged cat named Three Legged Cat. And a dog named Phineas and Ferb.

He no longer lets his kids name family pets.

His press notes for Deadpool 2 generated their own press.

He has two brothers and one sister.

Warren Beatty used to call him sometimes for a chat.

He's worked on Star Wars, James Bond, Star Trek and Marvel movies.

His copywriting clients include Nike, Budweiser and Coca-Cola.

Just like Don Draper, he has won a Clio. 

(That is probably the only thing he has in common with Don Draper).

He was the editor of the official Manchester United magazine.

His wife is an artist. And a formidable businesswoman.

J.J. Abrams once sent him a giant box of doughnuts.
He used to be slimmer.

He's going to direct a movie. One of these days.

He's not sure why he wrote all this in the third person.

(Did he mention he's won some awards?)





​REVIEWS (all from DVD Review, Empire, Sky Movies or Total Film)

CAMPAIGNS (A few of the publicity, marketing and awards campaigns I’ve contributed to…)




  • The Dancing Detective preview Brief trailer for my Hallmark movie The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango

  • The Dancing Detective on location Will and Lacey in Malta for The Dancing Detective: A Deadly Tango 

  • Do You Play? An example of sponsored content, I wrote and directed this 'homage' to The Thomas Crown Affair

  • Red Sparrow From "In Conversation" - a video series I produced and directed for 20th Century Fox

  • Script Talks 'Highlights' from my on-stage interview series with Oscar-nominated writers, for The Black List

  • Rules Don't Apply My (slightly rough) edit of promo interviews I conducted for Warren Beatty's last film

The Dancing Detective preview
Do You Play?
Red Sparrow
Script Talks
Rules Don't Apply


"Nobody knows anything...  Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work."

William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade


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