Andrew Wreggitt is a screenwriter, playwright and poet with more than 90 hours of produced network television, five books of poetry and five plays to his credit, as well as numerous awards and nominations.
Raised in Fraser Lake, British Columbia, a northern mining town, Andrew attended the University of British Columbia and completed a Masters Degree in Creative Writing.
He did a variety of jobs as a young man, working on a railroad section gang, in an open pit mine on the blasting and millwright crews, as a shipper/receiver, cook, salesman and racquet club manager. At the same time, he wrote poetry and published five books, winning awards such as the CBC National Literary Competition (Southeasterly) and the Writers Guild of Alberta Stephan Stephanson Poetry Prize (Making Movies).
He also wrote radio plays for CBC, short stories, book reviews, advertising and even political pamphlets during one particular election campaign.
Andrew’s film and television writing career began with an episode of the iconic Canadian television series The Beachcombers while he was still a creative writing student at the University of British Columbia. Since then Andrew has created, produced and written for television series such as North of 60; Black Harbour; Tom Stone (Stone Under Cover); Flashpoint; and Heartland; and has written or co-written feature films and tv movies such as the Emmy-Award winning The Phantoms; One Dead Indian; Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story; Sticks and Stones; Mayerthorpe (Menace); Grapes of Wrath: The Don Cherry Story; Jack: The Jack Layton Story; Borealis (Survival Code); and Corner Gas: The Movie.
As a playwright Andrew has co-written several plays with his wife Rebecca Shaw. Their play The Wild Guys premiered at Lunchbox Theatre (Calgary) and the Arts Club Theatre (Vancouver) in 1992, won the Canadian National Playwriting Competition and has been produced worldwide ever since. It’s been translated into French twice, turned into a feature film and as of 2014 has had more than 100 professional productions.
Andrew runs half marathons, golfs when he has time, and curls on Wednesday nights at the local arena. He and Becky have a daughter and two big dogs. They are visited often by rabbits, skunks, porcupines, deer, moose, occasionally a bear or cougar, and their many other community friends.