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Dylan Ritson

Writer

Represented by:

Jago Irwin , Stevie Jackson

Dylan is an award-winning writer who works in theatre, radio, TV and film.

A former member of the Royal Court, Paines Plough and BBC Writersroom Writers’ Groups, he has been a Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, BBC Radio Drama and Trestle Theatre Company.

As well as his acclaimed theatre work, he has written extensively for BBC Radio Drama, and has written (and co-directed, with his brother Blake) a series of award-winning short films. He was named by Screen International as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Most recently, Dylan has written and developed TV and film projects for companies including the BFI, BBC Films, New Regency, Origin Films, Clerkenwell Films, Hammer Films, Company Pictures and WBMC.

Credits

SCREENPLAY
Production (role):
BLACK WOLF (Co-Writer)
Project details:
Joint credit with Blake Ritson
Production (role):
FLIPPERS
Company:
WBMC
Production (role):
COVEN (Co-Writer)
Project details:
Joint credit with Blake Ritson
Production (role):
EENY MEENY (Co-Writer)
Company:
Company
Production (role):
TWENTY TWENTY (Co-Writer)
Project details:
Joint credit with Blake Ritson
TELEVISION
Production (role):
AKA (Writer)
Company:
New Regency
Project details:
1 x 60' pilot
Production (role):
CLOSE YOUR EYES
Company:
Origin Pictures
Project details:
Developed with Blake Ritson, written by Dylan Ritson
1 x 60'
Production (role):
RAW MEAT
Company:
Clerkenwell Films
Project details:
Co-developed
Production (role):
DAY ONE (Co-Writer)
Company:
Tandem
Project details:
Original series

Joint credit with Blake Ritson
Production (role):
IMMORTAL (Co-Writer)
Company:
Origin / Fremantle
Project details:
1 x 60' pilot script

Joint credit with Blake Ritson
SHORT FILM
Date: 2010
Production (role):
GOOD BOY (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
Project details:
6'

Joint credit with Blake Ritson

Cast Jessica Stevenson, Reece Shearsmith, Nicholas Burns and Daisy Haggard
Date: 2009
Production (role):
LOVE HATE (Co-Writer)
Company:
Origin / BBC Films
Project details:
Joint credit with Blake Ritson

Cast Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell and Hattie Morahan

Festival selection: Edinburgh, Palm Springs ('Best of the Fest' Grand Jury Winner), LA Shorts and BFI London Film Festival

Best International Short award, St. Louis Film Festival

"Crisply shot and superbly acted, it's also a sly comment on repression and everyday insanity. It will be great to see what the Ritsons do next." (Empire)
Date: 2007
Production (role):
MORE MORE MORE (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
Project details:
12'

Joint credit with Blake Ritson

Cast Mark Gatiss and Will Beck
Date: 2004
Production (role):
OUT OF TIME (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
Project details:
12'

Joint credit with Blake Ritson

Cast Mark Heap, Raquel Cassidy, Douglas Hodge and Peter Guiness

Audience Prize, Con-Can Short Film Festival, Tokyo
Date: 1999
Production (role):
INSIDE / OUT
Project details:
6'

Cast Simon McBurney and Lena Headey

Best Short Film, Montreal and Venice Film Festivals and Kodak Short Film Showcase

Best of the Fest at Edinburgh Film Festival
RADIO
Date: 2006
Production (role):
GALLERY GIRL
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 60' drama

"A fabulous play... smart and sexy" - Mail
Date: 2005
Production (role):
THE NEW LANDS OF CHARLES FORT
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 60' Drama

"A wildly imaginative new drama" - Independent
Date: 2005
Production (role):
THE SALAMANDER LETTER
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 60' drama

"Absorbing from start to finish" - The Mail
Date: 2004
Production (role):
THE BRAIN-SAYINGS ...
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 45' drama

"An exceptional script" - Time Out
Date: 2002
Production (role):
MR. BENSLEY'S PRAM
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 60' drama

"Riveting and moving" - Financial Times
Date: 2001
Production (role):
THE SHERIFF'S TALE
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 20' drama

"A gem" - The Times
Date: 2000
Production (role):
THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
1 x 45' drama

"Sparkling dialogue... a triumph" - Times
THEATRE
Date: 2003
Production (role):
VACAXION VACAXION (Writer / Director)
Company:
BAC
Project details:
"If you're going to see one play this Summer, then this is it" - Standard
Date: 2002
Production (role):
HAPPYTIME PARK - NO REFUNDS (Writer / Director)
Company:
BAC / Riverside Studios
Project details:
Time Out Critic's Choice

"Sheer deranged fun... Superb" - Metro

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BLACK WOLF (Co-Writer)
    Company:
    Project details: Joint credit with Blake Ritson
  • Production (role): FLIPPERS
    Company: WBMC
    Project details:
  • Production (role): COVEN (Co-Writer)
    Company:
    Project details: Joint credit with Blake Ritson
  • Production (role): EENY MEENY (Co-Writer)
    Company: Company
    Project details:
  • Production (role): TWENTY TWENTY (Co-Writer)
    Company:
    Project details: Joint credit with Blake Ritson
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): AKA (Writer)
    Company: New Regency
    Project details: 1 x 60' pilot
  • Production (role): CLOSE YOUR EYES
    Company: Origin Pictures
    Project details: Developed with Blake Ritson, written by Dylan Ritson
    1 x 60'
  • Production (role): RAW MEAT
    Company: Clerkenwell Films
    Project details: Co-developed
  • Production (role): DAY ONE (Co-Writer)
    Company: Tandem
    Project details: Original series

    Joint credit with Blake Ritson
  • Production (role): IMMORTAL (Co-Writer)
    Company: Origin / Fremantle
    Project details: 1 x 60' pilot script

    Joint credit with Blake Ritson
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): GOOD BOY (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
    Company:
    Project details: 6'

    Joint credit with Blake Ritson

    Cast Jessica Stevenson, Reece Shearsmith, Nicholas Burns and Daisy Haggard
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): LOVE HATE (Co-Writer)
    Company: Origin / BBC Films
    Project details: Joint credit with Blake Ritson

    Cast Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell and Hattie Morahan

    Festival selection: Edinburgh, Palm Springs ('Best of the Fest' Grand Jury Winner), LA Shorts and BFI London Film Festival

    Best International Short award, St. Louis Film Festival

    "Crisply shot and superbly acted, it's also a sly comment on repression and everyday insanity. It will be great to see what the Ritsons do next." (Empire)
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): MORE MORE MORE (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
    Company:
    Project details: 12'

    Joint credit with Blake Ritson

    Cast Mark Gatiss and Will Beck
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): OUT OF TIME (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
    Company:
    Project details: 12'

    Joint credit with Blake Ritson

    Cast Mark Heap, Raquel Cassidy, Douglas Hodge and Peter Guiness

    Audience Prize, Con-Can Short Film Festival, Tokyo
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): INSIDE / OUT
    Company:
    Project details: 6'

    Cast Simon McBurney and Lena Headey

    Best Short Film, Montreal and Venice Film Festivals and Kodak Short Film Showcase

    Best of the Fest at Edinburgh Film Festival
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): GALLERY GIRL
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 60' drama

    "A fabulous play... smart and sexy" - Mail
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): THE NEW LANDS OF CHARLES FORT
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 60' Drama

    "A wildly imaginative new drama" - Independent
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): THE SALAMANDER LETTER
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 60' drama

    "Absorbing from start to finish" - The Mail
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): THE BRAIN-SAYINGS ...
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 45' drama

    "An exceptional script" - Time Out
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): MR. BENSLEY'S PRAM
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 60' drama

    "Riveting and moving" - Financial Times
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): THE SHERIFF'S TALE
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 20' drama

    "A gem" - The Times
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: 1 x 45' drama

    "Sparkling dialogue... a triumph" - Times
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): VACAXION VACAXION (Writer / Director)
    Company: BAC
    Project details: "If you're going to see one play this Summer, then this is it" - Standard
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): HAPPYTIME PARK - NO REFUNDS (Writer / Director)
    Company: BAC / Riverside Studios
    Project details: Time Out Critic's Choice

    "Sheer deranged fun... Superb" - Metro