John
Niven

Writer for film

Born in Scotland, John Niven played guitar for 1980s indie hopefuls The Wishing Stones before reading English Literature at Glasgow University and going on to work as an A&R man. 


He later escaped the music industry, and became a writer. He is the author of the novella, Music From the Big Pink and the novel, Kill Your Friends, which he has adapted for screen and was released in the UK in November 2015.

John is currently adapting his novel The Sunshine Cruise Company for Donna Gigliotti and the coming of age memoir Berlin Bromley for Gizmo Films.

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Film

Writer 

Supervised
Feature
Director Steve Barron
Starring
  • Hiran Abeysekera
  • Elya Baskin
  • Merlin Films
    Director Owen Harris
    Starring
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • James Corden
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Tom Riley
  • A dark tale of a young A&R man during the Britpop era
    World's End Television
    Cat Run
    Feature
    Producer Various
    Director John Stockwell
    Starring
  • Alphonso McAuley
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Scott Mechlowicz
  • Film about a high class escort who is forced to go on the run when she discovers she has evidence of a government cover-up

    Lightning Entertainment
    Lleju Productions
    Producer Donna Gigliotti

    Adaptation of John's novel about a pair of women living in Dorset who carry out a bank heist

    Levantine Films
    In development
    Producer Charlotte Arden

    Coming-of-age comedy/drama based on John's memoir of Bertie Marshall.


    Gizmo Films
    In development
    Cold Hands
    Feature

    Adaptation of John's thriller

    Singer Films
    In development

    Television

    Writer 

    Adaptation of John's novel about golf in Scotland

    Big Talk
    In development