Iain Hollands

Writer for film and television

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Biography

Iain Hollands' first original drama, Beaver Falls, aired on E4. The popular comedy about three British lads working in an American camp was extended to two series. 

Iain's ten-part original comedy-drama series You, Me and the Apocalypse was produced by Working Title Television and NBC Universal for Sky 1, starring Jenna Fischer, Matthew Baynton and Rob Lowe.

Iain is currently writing The Improbability of Love for Kudos and Anonymous Content,  Animal Detective for 42, and The Commune for Fox Searchlight, as well as developing a comedy series Pub Quiz with Big Talk. 

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Film

Writer

 
Fox Searchlight
 

TV

Writer & Creator

Pub Quiz
6 x 30'
Producer Josh Cole
 

Comedy

Big Talk Productions
In development
 
 

1 hour pilot


42
 
Producer Polly Buckle and Nick Pitt
Director Michael Engler
Starring
  • Mathew Baynton
  • Jenna Fischer
  • Rob Lowe
  • Megan Mullally
  •  
    Comedy drama series
    Working Title Television for Sky 1
     
    Producer Andrea Dewsbery
     

    Second series 

    Company Pictures for E4
     
    Director Daniel O'Hara & Jack Clough
    Starring
  • Samuel Robertson
  • Arsher Ali
  • John Dagleish
  •  
    Original comedy drama series following three British university graduates who have landed jobs at a summer camp.
    Company Television for E4
     
    Frat House
    6 x 30'
     
    Original comedy drama series
    BBC
     
     
    Original comedy drama series
    Silver River for BBC Scotland
     
     
    Spec script.
     
    Producer Juliette Howell and Liz Lewin
     
    Comedy drama series
    ITV Studios/Working Title Television
     

    Writer

     

    1 hour pilot

    Anonymous Content & Kudos
     
     

    Original drama / 1 hour pilot

    Kudos
     
     

    Writer

    Eleven Film Ltd
    In development
     
    Producer Mario Stylianides
     
    Comedy series
    Lucky Giant
     
    Producer Tim Sealey
     
    Roughcut TV
     
    Producer Phil Temple
     
    Lucky Giant/NBC Universal
     
    Saatchi
    1 x 90' Single
    Producer Juliette Howell and Liz Lewin
     
    BBC/ITV Studios
     

    Luckily Iain Hollands' absurdist take on the end of the world can withstand the hype. Not only is the cast one of the most unusual of the year, a clever meld of British and American talent... But the show itself is happy to take bold tonal risks, swerving between moments of high drama and laugh-out-loud comedy.

    Sarah Hughes
    The Independent on You, Me and the Apocalypse

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    In short then, the plotting is clever, the cast is great, the intrigue works, the jokes land and it looks a treat. 

    Louisa Mellor
    Den of Geek on You, Me and the Apocalypse

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    promise of deeply unlikely culture clashes and character combinations – trailers have shown Lowe and Quirke pootling around Slough in a VW Polo – is a delicious one. ****

    Gabriel Tate
    Telegraph on You, Me and the Apocalypse

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