Participant profile: Guy Hibbert

It’s across the channel today to England to meet screenwriter Guy Hibbert.

Guy Hibbert

Guy Hibbert

Guy Hibbert worked for several years as a stagehand in the UK and as a touring stage manager across the world before writing plays for the theatre and then screenplays for television.

His 1997 television drama, No Child of Mine, directed by Peter Kosminsky, won the BAFTA TV award for Best Single Drama. In 2004 he won the same BAFTA for Omagh, which he co-wrote with  Paul Greengrass. The television drama went on to win a further twelve international awards, including the best screenplay award at San Sebastian.

Three other scripts, The Russian Bride, May 33rd and Prime Suspect 4 have received BAFTA nominations.

He has twice won best screenplay awards at Monte Carlo (for Bad Girl and The Russian Bride) and twice won best screenplays at FIPA (for Aimée and The Russian Bride). His 2009 feature film, Five Minutes of Heaven, won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award at Sundance this year.

Guy’s television drama Blood And Oil (about politics and corruption in the Niger Delta) will soon be broadcast on the BBC, and his feature film script Boy Soldier will be produced in Sierra Leone in 2010.

He is currently working on screenplays set in Cuba in the 1960s, a contemporary story set in China and a script about warfare set in 2020.

Guy runs his own production company, Tilting Ground Productions, with his actress wife Lia Williams. They have directed and produced three short films including ‘The Stronger‘ which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2007.

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