Nicholas is an award-winning screenwriter, writing for both film and TV. He has worked with BAFTA and Oscar winning filmmakers. His script LANCELOT won the Grand Prize in Final Draft's Big Break contest and was selected for Amazon Studio's Notable Projects list. KNIGHT KNIGHT came second in Final Draft’s 2007 Big Break contest. The contest judges included the writers of STARMAN, STAND BY ME, GOLDENEYE and SHERLOCK HOLMES. I co-produced KNIGHT KNIGHT with Hermit Films in 2011. The New York Times said of it “The script, by Nicholas Horwood, is packed with droll anachronisms and comic observations on the medieval era, as well as amusing twists.”
Nicholas' script THE GOOD PEOPLE was selected for the prestigious Brit List - a list of the best unproduced screenplays as voted for by UK industry insiders. He also won Empire Magazine's 'Write A Last Scene For Locke' contest, judged LOCKE'S writer-director Stephen Knight (PEAKY BLINDERS, TABOO).
Nicholas spent a year on Guiding Lights - a film mentoring scheme sponsored by Working Title Films and the British Film Institute - and was mentored by the brilliant Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE). He also spent six months on the UK Film Council’s development program, receiving a grant and development assistance to develope his script GURK!, which won him a place on the London Screenwriters’ Festival’s advanced mentoring program with Disney/Pixar writer David Reynolds (FINDING NEMO). The script was optioned by Aardman Animations’ former Head of Development.
Nicholas' short THAT THING YOU DREW (produced by BAFTA winner Sophie Venner) premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and won an honorable mention at Los Angeles. It won the Jury Prize at Malta’s Kinemastik festival and the Audience Award at Warsaw. FUNDAY, which I wrote and executively produced, was directed by BAFTA winning director Keri Collins and was itself nominated for a BAFTA. Tony Grisoni described the film as “Deliciously melancholic.”