John Hickman

John is a screenwriter, director and author based in Newcastle upon Tyne.  As well as being selected for the prestigious Guiding Lights film mentor scheme, he has successfully completed two BBC Drama schemes, and he’s now writing for a number of TV series including EastEnders and The Dumping Ground.  He’s currently developing a number of feature films, including projects with Third Films (Bypass, Better Things), Shudder Films (Gods Own Country) and Constant Productions (Wren Boys) and his children’s television script, The Things, was a winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe children’s writing competition.  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.