Hugh Travers is a writer of theatre, film, TV drama, animation and documentary.
Film & TV
Most recently, Hugh wrote the hit Dutch comedy-drama feature The Matchmaker, which was produced by Lemming Films in The Netherlands and has been a major box office success in its home country. Other screen credits include Trial of the Century – a landmark drama series starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor, produced by Treasure Entertainment & Loosehorse for TV3 – and numerous episodes of Red Rock a long running procedural drama series broadcase on TV3, BBC 1 and Amazon Prime.
He is currently developing a novel for Lemming Films and developing a new comedy-drama series with BBC Worldwide and Deadpan Pictures. His script, Over The Bar, recently appeared on The Brit List, a shortlist of the best unproduced scripts in the industry. He has also done rewriting work for hire on projects
Hugh’s past credits include The Variety Show, an animated series, produced by A Man & Ink and RTE. He created the comedy panel show format Chosse or Lose with Screentime Shinawil and RTE and was head writer on the pilot episode. He was also the head writer on The Big Pitch a panel show pilot for Sky and was the writer of Green Is The Colour, 4 × 1hr documentary series for Treasure Entertainment and RTE.
His award winning short films include Crossword, An Cosc (The Ban), Special Ed & The Big Girl.
Hugh’s critically acclaimed play LAMBO premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival and returned for a national tour. He adapted it for RTE Radio 1. It won the PPI Drama Award for Best Radio Play.
His previous play Clear The Air ran at Theatre Upstairs and the Electric Picnic Arts Festival.
In 2012 he was selected as a participant of Rough Magic SEEDS, a prestigious 2-year professional development programme for theatre which included staged readings of his plays Cardboard City and The Disappeared.
His theatre scripts have been longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, the Verity Bargate Award, The Papatango Prize and the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award. He was recently runner up in the 2016 Creative Europe Pop Drama Award.
He is a founder member of the White Label theatre collective and has previously written a play for The Abbey Theatre. He is currently developing a new play for Fishamble, The New Play Company.
Hugh is a graduate of D.I.T (B.Sc. Communications: Film and Broadcasting) and The Huston School of Film (M.A. in Screenwriting). He received a scholarship to The Professional Programme in Screenwriting at UCLA and has previously been Screenwriter in Residence in Maynooth University and University College Cork.