Simon Hewitt

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Simon is a writer for both film and television; he first earned a first-class honours degree in screenwriting at Liverpool John Moores University and now has several feature-film projects in development with Steel Mill Pictures and BAFTA-winning director Dan Smith. Simon has also recently been selected for this year’s Ifeatures scheme with his feature script White Collars with producer Andrew Ryder and directing team The Horton Brothers. Follow the progress of the team and project on Twitter #WhiteCollars and check out their Storify page here.

For television, Simon has also had three sitcom spec scripts optioned – two with Cowboy Films and one with Carnival Films & Television. He was also commissioned to write the pilot for the upcoming comic-strip adaptation Fish Head Steve for Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment, and has earned a number of commissions to write for BBC Radio. He also reached the final of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year in 2011 and was a Cordelia finalist in the Bluecat Screenwriting Competition in 2013.


Feature film (in development):
White Collars Elephant Gun Films
Story of two best friends Sonny and Deano in the East Midlands who bet their entire future on the outcome of a ‘white collar’ amateur boxing tournament involving an old schoolyard rival
(In development)
Platinum Rollcage Steel Mill Pictures
Action-heist-thriller feature film
(In development)
Semaphore Siege-thriller about a French Private taken hostage by an English assualt team at his signaling station during the Napoleonic wars
(In development)
Devil Dogs Thriller about five volunteers who are taken to a remote facility to participate in a secret government drug trial, who soon become embroiled in a dark conspiracy and end up fighting for their lives
(Spec script)
Three Headed Sex Beast Sex powered romantic comedy
(Spec script)
Television (in development):
Friend Me Carnival Films & Television
Sitcom about an online socialite on a quest to actually meet all of her 300 Facebook friends
Co-written with Andrew Mettam
(In development)
Fish Head Steve Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment
Pilot episode of the animation series based on the DFC comic strip by Jamie Smart
(In development)
Mammal and Friends Talkback Thames
Two episodes developed
Angel Close Cowboy Films
Comedy spec about the misadventures of a pair of social outcasts and their obsession with the man across the street and his beautiful daughter
Awakening One-off drama written as part of the BBC Writers’ Academy application process
Short film:
A Thousand Ashtrays Comedy about smoking
The Doctor Winner of Tallboy Films Short Screenwriting Competition
Bale Short Film – as script editor
Tilt BBC 7
Various sketches
Genetically Modified Giggling Piglets BBC Radio Merseyside
Commissioned as part of BBC Northern Exposure and recorded live at Unity Theatre Liverpool
Hiccup Theory Cambridge Drama Centre/Edinburgh Festival
Todd Cherry Trees Theatre, Cambridge