John Hickman – Writer
John is a screenwriter, director and author. His children’s television script, The Things, won both the BAFTA Rocliffe and BBC Writersroom children’s writing competitions. His children’s book, Freaks United was shortlisted for the James Reckitt Children’s Book Award and his next book series, The Football Trials, will be published by Bloomsbury.
John collaborates with a group of North East-based filmmakers, with whom he has written and directed numerous films, including comedy horror feature, Tone Death. His films have won awards at film festivals worldwide and he currently has a number of film and TV projects in development.
Formerly a social worker, John has an MA in Creative Writing as well as a PhD, with a focus on the onscreen fictional depiction of looked-after children.
He is currently writing for various BBC series.
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