From Sarah Barrow, Head of Lincoln School of Media, on Ewen Glass one of the teaching team who is a Lincoln-based screenwriter amongst his other talents in the creative industries:
LSM Lecturer Ewen Glass was one of five filmmakers selected to be supported by Creative England to attend the prestigious talent development programme at last month’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). EIFF Talent Lab took place during the festival and offered up-and-coming filmmakers the opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. It brought together thirty emerging directors, producers and screenwriters with key UK and international film professionals in a number of ways to help advise and inspire them for the next steps in their careers.
In Edinburgh, Ewen benefited from a variety of advice sessions, workshops and masterclasses aimed at the next generation of film talent. He had the unmissable opportunity to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors. Ewen said: “An invaluable experience, one which not only arms you with a whole new set of professional contacts and an improved skillset, but which fosters a sense of community among up and coming film-makers.
I would urge anyone and everyone to keep an eye on EIFF’s Talent Lab and consider applying when you feel you have sufficient experience and have a project ready to go.”
Since graduating, Ewen has gained experience in dramatic writing with a number of stage-plays shown in the UK as well as Rome. Ewen’s first screen credit was with an Italian company, Fake#Factory, a short film based on his play Un’infermiera di nome Laura, which was screened at Rome Independent Film Festival and Clermont Ferrand in 2009. 2010 saw the release of his first feature, Basement (Paperknife Productions/Gateway). It was commissioned and co-written by director Asham Kamboj, the film was distributed by Revolver Entertainment. Ewen was also credited for script development on Australian/Korean feature, Little Thief (Warm Front Films, 2011), while beginning a collaboration with L.A. based writer/producer, Ted Collins (Dose of Reality).
Last year, Ewen received funding from Northern Ireland Screen to develop a feature script, The Gentle Rise and Fall, a revenge drama born out of Ewen’s experiences as a natural child in a family who fostered scores of the most troubled kids. Ewen has also recently teamed up with a Bradford-based production company on feature projects for Bollywood and UK.
“I’m always pleased to discuss current and future work, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.” See Ewen’s Website.