Ewen’s recent television commissions include drama A Sign of Things, which was produced as part of RTE’s Storyland programme, and Living with the Dempseys (BBC NI), which he co-created and co-wrote with Roanne Bardsley. For Film, Ewen wrote the screenplay for Little Kingdom which was shot in 2018 and is now in post-production. Previously, he co-wrote the award-winning film Lies We Tell starring Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel and Gina McKee (UK/US theatrical release February 2018) and co-wrote the feature Basement.
Born and raised in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, Ewen studied Film and English at Stirling University. After graduating, he began writing for the theatre before moving on to short films and the screen. After working on Hollyoaks as a storyliner, Ewen now lectures on scriptwriting at the University of Lincoln as well as working as a screenwriter.
|Living with the Dempseys||BBC NI
Co-creator and co-writer (along with Roanne Bardsley) of an original drama pilot commissioned by BBC NI .
1 x 60 minute episode
|A Sign of Things||Lacada / RTE
Writer of the original drama commissioned for RTE’s Storyland programme.
1 x 20 minute episode
Writer of the screenplay and co-creator of the story for this feature. Having been filmed in 2018, it is due for release in 2019.
|Lies we Tell||Bradford International Film Associates
Co-writer of the screenplay based on the director’s story for this feature starring Gabriel Byrne, Gina McKee and Harvey Keitel.
International Film Festival of Wales: Winner – Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor.
Winner of further awards at: Nottingham Film Festival, South London IFF and Jaipur IFF.
UK/US theatrical release February 2018.
Co-writer of the feature starring Danny Dyer, Jimi Mistry and Kierston Wareing.
|Television (in development):|
|The Reinvention||A young woman on the cusp of adulthood finds out that her whole life is a lie.
(Spec script for a returning drama series)
|Previously in development:|
|Overhead||Feature thriller developed by Northern Ireland Screen. Further development supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund.|
|The Gentle Rise and Fall||Drama developed by screen agency, Northern Ireland Screen.|
|Professional training and achievements:|
|Selected for Edinburgh Film Festival’s Talent Lab, 2013|
|Stirling University, BA in Film and English|