Gavin Williams is a writer and film-maker based in Newcastle. He has been commissioned across film/TV, stage, and prose by a range of publishers, production companies and broadcasters, including YTV, Channel 5, Carlton, Durham Gala Theatre, Penguin, Corgi/Transworld. His novel, Hush (written with Tim Lebbon) was shortlisted for Best Novel in the British Fantasy Awards (republished in 2005, now available as Kindle edition). As Alex Sharp he wrote the original tie-in novel, Driver: Nemesis, for Random House.
In 2010 Gavin wrote Heaven’s Got Talent for Durham Gala Theatre’s modernised mystery plays. He also worked on RTS award-winning ARG, Time Machine, and the Discovery Museum’s Newcastle Story exhibition.
His short film as a writer/director, Sleepworking (2013), won eight awards, including Grand Jury prize at the SF+Fantasy short film festival, Seattle, and Prix du Jury at the Utopiales International Festival of Science Fiction. Sleepworking played at sixty festivals, including Leeds International Film Festival.
His debut feature, Await Further Instructions, starring David Bradley (Harry Potter series), was directed by Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared) and produced by Shudder Films. It will be released in 2018.
Gavin was recently short-listed for the Sundance Institutes’s top-level Story Labs initiative, with his gender-driven sci-fi TV project, Gorgons.