In addition to his work as an actor and theatre maker, Jan-Paul is also a screenwriter.
Together with Ellen Parren, Peter van Rooijen and Thomas Spijkerman, he wrote the dark comedy series TreurTeeVee (English title: WeepTeeVee). The screenplays of the first season were nominated for both the Zilveren Krulstaart and the Kees Holierhoek Scenarioprijs.
The show’s second season was nominated for a Golden Calf for best TV drama.
Together with Ellen Parren, Jan-Paul wrote the short film De Begrafenis van de Verlegen Mens (English title: The Funeral of the Shy).
The writers of Circus Treurdier are currently working on a new television series entitled The Hills of Cynthia.