Neil Flynn is an Irish writer-director. His first screenplay BLUE YONDER was chosen as part of the Final Selection of six from among 1400 submitted to the BBC Writer’s Room Film/TV script call in 2014. His radio play HONEY will be produced by the Sunday Playhouse on RTÉ Radio One and he was recently under commission to Druid Theatre.
He was born in Ireland.
His stage play CLOCKED was a winner in the International Playwriting festival held at the Warehouse Theatre, London where it received its premiere production directed by Ted Craig in 2008.
He was shortlisted for the BBC International Radio playwriting competition for his play PANTALOONS the same year.
In 2010, Neil was a winner in the RTÉ PJ O’Connor Radio drama awards for his play THE QUIET WILLOUGHBYS which was produced on the Sunday Playhouse.
He have written, produced and directed a number of other plays at the Cork Arts Theatre, St John’s Theatre Listowel and Siamsa Tíre Theatre – The National Folk Theatre of Ireland including The Hothouse- An Evening of short plays and in 2011 All Things for Free Radicals Youth Theatre & SHEBANG in 2013.
Neil’s most recent radio play THE SOUND AND THE SPERM for RTÉ radio was nominated for the 2012 Radio Fiction prize at the Prix Europa festival of European broadcasting in Berlin and was chosen among the top six out of thirty-one countries.
In 2013 his play BACK THE TIDE was placed in the top ten finalists of the Verity Bargate Award.