Writer for Theatre and Film

Drew Pautz is an award winning Canadian screenwriter, director and playwright permanently based in the UK. As a screenwriter, recent commissions include an adaptation of Dave Zeltserman’s novel The Caretaker of Lorne Field for Amaro Films, John Harding’s novel Florence and Giles for Blue Pip Productions (UK; dir Julian Jarrold; The Crown, The Girl, Kinky Boots) as well as Ilaria Bernadini’s novel Copro Libero by for Indigo Films (Italy; dir Giuseppe Capodonti; The Double Hour). Drew has written and directed two short films: Desire (distributed by Shorts International) and Hollow Road (prod. James Levison, Wingbeat Pictures/Film London/supported by Working Title) which won first prize at Regiofun Festival, Poland. His next short film as writer/director will be co-produced by Creative England, Film London and Jeva Films and will shoot summer 2017.

As a playwright Drew’s work includes Love the Sinner (National Theatre), Someone Else’s Shoes (Soho Theatre, English Touring Theatre), Poor Cousin (Hampstead Theatre), and the BBC radio drama The Last Free Hours of Charlie Radcliffe staring Henry Goodman. Before writing/directing, Drew worked extensively as a lighting designer for theatre and dance.




Producer Lynne Millar
Director Julian Jarrold

Feature film.

Blue Pip Productions
In Development
Producer Carlotta Carlori and Nicola Guiliano
Director Guiseppe Capadonti

Feature film.

Indigo Film
In development
Producer Daniel Campos Pavoncelli
Director Giuseppe Capotondi

Jack Durkin is the ninth generation of Durkins who have for nearly 300 years weeded Lorne Field. It's an important job, though no one else seems to realize it. For, if the field is left untended, a horrific monster called an Aukowie will grow.

Amaro Films
An original feature script about a teacher who becomes obsessed with a pupil who seems to be writing stories about him

Writer & Director 

Forest Boy
Selected for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2016
Producer James Levison

Original feature thriller

Wingbeat Pictures
In development
Producer Katie Hodgkin

Original short thriller

Jeva Films and Creative England Film London
Hollow Road
Winner: Best Film at Regiofun Producers Festival, Poland
Producer James Levison
  • Alice Lowe
  • Oliver Milburn
  • Jack Roth
  • Jacob Edwards
  • Original short thriller

    Wingbeat Pictures
  • Denise Gough
  • Justin Salinger
  • Liz White
  • An original short film, a desperate woman flees mysterious pursuers through a man's house and he cannot forget her



    Commission for National Theatre

    Director Matthew Dunster
    An original play for the National Theatre
    The National Theatre
    Director Stephen Unwin
    An original play for Soho Theatre
    Soho Theatre



    Producer Nadia Molinari
  • Henry Goodman
  • Ashley Kumar
  • Conrad Nelson
  • Graeme Hawley
  • Drew Pautz's drama examining the gaps between facts, finance, conscience and confidence.
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4