I am a produced, award-winning UK screenwriter, working in various genres in both TV and film. I spent 18 months writing and developing a TV series with Oscar winning Echo Lake Entertainment (TRUTH, NEBRASKA) and I spent a year working for animation company Fabelizer as part of their UK writing team.
I have been a finalist in more than a dozen writing competitions, including Final Draft’s Big Break contest and PAGE International Awards. LANCELOT won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Big Break contest, winning me a trip to LA to pick up an award at the Screenwriter’s Choice Awards at Paramount Studios, and to meet managers and producers. LANCELOT also won the Gold Prize in PAGE International and has drawn praise from writer/producer Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and lead to meetings with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and J.J. Abram’s Bad Robot.
KNIGHT KNIGHT came second in the 2007 Big Break contest winning me my first trip to LA. The contest judges included the writers of GOLDENEYE, STARMAN and STAND BY ME. I co-produced KNIGHT KNIGHT in 2011 with Hermit Film Productions. The New York Times said of the film “The script by Nicholas Horwood is packed with droll anachronisms and comic observations on the medieval era, as well as amusing twists.”
My script THE GOOD PEOPLE made the 2011 Brit List. I also won an Empire Magazine screenwriting contest judged by Stephen Knight (PEAKY BLINDERS, LOCKE).
I spent a year on the Working Title Films/BFI backed Guiding Lights mentoring scheme, mentored by Tony Grisoni (THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIOXTE, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS). I was also mentored by Disney/Pixar writer David Reynolds (FINDING NEMO, THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE) via the London Screenwriters’ Festival. I optioned my fantasy script PRINCE GURK to Aardman Animations’ former Head of Development.
My film THAT THING YOU DREW premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize at Malta’s Kinemastik festival and the Audience Award at Warsaw. FUNDAY, a short I wrote and executive produced, was nominated for a Welsh BAFTA.