Stuart Drennan

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Writer of 2018’s award-winning feature film THE DIG, Stuart has also written and produced award winning short films and television dramas, including Channel 4’s HOLLYOAKS and BBC/RTE’s 6 DEGREES

Stuart was nominated for BIFA’s 2018 Discovery Award and also the Writer’s Guild of Ireland ‘Best Feature Film Screenplay’ in 2019. He won ‘Best Screenplay’ at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2019.

 

Praise for THE DIG:

 

"further proof of Irish cinema’s resurgent boldness and versatility, finds a striking visual metaphor for the emotional labours required to find peace of mind nowadays". The Guardian

 

"a grittily effective oater, narratively tight as a drum and shot in the gloom of a never-ending winter where it unturfs a twisty ending to delight genre fans". Screen Daily

 

"an impressive oddity that deserves its renown". The Irish Times

 

In Development

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NO MAN'S LAND

2020

Vico Pictures / Screen Ireland

- Original Feature
- Script Stage

HOPE STREET

2020

PGMTV/Long Story/BBC

- Writer x 1 Ep

MURDER MOUNTAIN

2020

Wild Atlantic Pictures

- Genre Feature
- Treatment Stage

HELL'S DETECTIVE

2020

Boilermaker Entertainment

- TV Series based on the book by Michael Logan
- Pitch Stage

Film

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THE DIG

2018

Out of Orbit / Wolfhound Media

- Newport Beach Film Festival 2019: Winner of Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Breakthrough Artist
- British Independent Film Awards 2018: Nominated for the Discovery Award
- Galway Film Fleadh 2018: Winner of Best Film
- TIFF 2018: North American premiere as part of the Discovery programme

Television

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HOLLYOAKS

2012 - 2013

Lime Productions / C4

- Wrote 8 episodes of the multi-award winning drama series

6 DEGREES

2012

BBC NI

- Writer and Script Editor across 6 episodes of the opening series

SEACHT

2009 - 2011

Stirling Film & TV / NI Screen

- Writer and Script Editor across 18 episodes, spanning 3 seasons, of this IFTA-nominated show

MARU

2009 - 2011

Stirling Film & TV /

- Wrote 4 episodes across two seasons of the popular TG4 docu-drama series

Short Films

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THE BREAKER

2014

Wolfhound Media

- As writer and director
- Thriller short starring Bernard Hill

ANALOGUE LOVE

2011

Wolfhound Media

- As writer and director
- Romantic-drama short starring Emma Rigby and Emmett J. Scanlan
- Features the voice of Bernard Hill