Simon Hewitt

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Simon is a writer for both film and television. He earned a first-class honours degree in screenwriting at Liverpool John Moores University, and currently has an original comedy/ drama The Actor in development with Element Pictures. His previous development projects include original modern slavery drama The Unpunished with Expectation Entertainment, sitcoms with Carnival Film & Television and Cowboy Films and he was commissioned to write a pilot for Fish Head Steve for Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment.

He has developed several feature film projects with Steel Mill Pictures and BAFTA-winning director Dan Smith. Simon was also selected for the Ifeatures scheme with his feature script White Collars with producer Andrew Ryder and directing team The Horton Brothers.


Television (in development):
The Actor Element Pictures
Comedy / drama co-created with Al Mackay and Michael Socha
1 x 30′ script optioned
The Unpunished Expectation Entertainment
Drama co-created with Al Mackay
1 x 60′ script previously under option
Friend Me Carnival Film & Television
Sitcom about an online socialite on a quest to actually meet all of her 300 Facebook friends
Co-written with Andrew Mettam
(Previously 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
(Previously in development)
Mammal and Friends Talkback Thames
Two episodes previously 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
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
(Previously in development)
Platinum Rollcage Steel Mill Pictures
Action-heist-thriller feature film
(Previously in development)
Semaphore Siege-thriller about a French Private taken hostage by an English assualt team at his signaling station during the Napoleonic wars
(Previously 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)
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