Kevin Mears Scriptwriter

About

Kevin is an award-winning writer and producer.

His debut short film, Eva’s Legacy, premiered at the London Short Film Festival in January 2015. The supernatural drama went on to screen at 15 festivals around the world, picking up a Platinum Remi for Original Dramatic Short at Houston’s Worldfest, Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Rob Knox Film Festival, and Best Visual at Limelight Film Festival in London.

This was followed by Roundheads and Cavaliers in 2019, a comedy short film directed by Chloe Thomas (Victoria, Harlots, Horrible Histories). It starred Cariad Lloyd, Alex Carter, David Schaal and Perry Fitzpatrick and premiered at the BAFTA-qualifying Cambridge Film Festival in October 2019, followed by the Oscar-qualifying Austin Film Festival a few days later. 

His latest short film, The Announcement, went into production in January 2020, directed by James Kibbey for Black Shark Media. It stars Hugo Chegwin (People Just Do Nothing), Felicity Montagu (I'm Alan Partridge) and David Schaal (The Inbetweeners).

He was shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Prize in 2013 for a radio sitcom script called Guides on Tour, reaching the final four out of over 2,000 entries. He’s on the BBC Writersroom’s list of writers under development. He has also written additional material for the BBC Radio 4 Extra topical sketch show, Newsjack.

Kevin is married with two young daughters and lives in Essex.