Hugh Stoddart has written the screenplays for many successful films, both adapted from novels such as THE MILL ON THE FLOSS starring Emily Watson (BBC One) and original work such as WAITING FOR YOU, now in development with Zephyr Films in the UK. Hugh has written and directed two short films: LIFETIME (2011) and MOTH DUST (2013). He has written a feature derived from LIFETIME, now in development with Dark Window Media in Ireland. Prior to his full-time commitment to TV and cinema, Hugh worked in the visual arts, first for South West Arts and then as director of the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. In 2012 he completed a decade giving time alongside his own work to the arts for prisoners, establishing a national magazine to encourage and celebrate their writing.