Andrew Mark Sewell is a multi-award-winning independent filmmaker, broadcast executive and radio drama producer/director.
Recent awards include ‘Best Digital Drama’ for Dan Dare (BBC Radio 4 Extra) at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2018), adding to his double ‘Best Director’ wins in 2017 for I, Robot (BBC Radio 4) and Dan Dare. Sewell was also twice nominated as ‘Best Drama Producer’ at the AudioUK Production Awards (2015 & 2017).
Formerly Creative Director at BBC Worldwide, Sewell was a key architect in defining the editorial and commercial strategy for exploiting BBC digital content globally. His remit encompassed the acquisition, commission, development and production of bespoke cross-format packages for broadcast. Credits include; Tomorrow’s World+, Ghostwatch LIVE, Walking with Dinosaurs, Blue Planet, Pyramid, Walking with Cavemen and X-Creatures.
In radio Sewell has carved out a growing reputation for producing dramatic, widescreen audio stories, which sound lived-in, real and cinematic. His name has also become synonymous with some of the most popular science fiction audio drama produced in the last decade, not least the re-imagining of cult BBC television series Blake’s 7 (BBC Radio 4 Extra), Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (BBC Radio 4), Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot (BBC Radio 4) and most recently the critically acclaimed Dan Dare audio adventures (BBC Radio 4 Extra), based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s, featuring Ed Stoppard, Heida Reed, Geoff McGivern and Raad Rawi.
Film credits include the indie hit romance Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont starring Joan Plowright, Anna Massey and Rupert Friend; and a long-time collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball, The Cuckoo in the Clock, mystery thriller Roundabout and their latest the multi-award winning noir thriller Exit Thread.
 Winner: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont has received 3 awards and 2 nominations and most notably won Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival (2006) and Best Actress, Joan Plowright, AARP Movies for Grownup Awards (2006).
 Winner: Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot ‘Best Director’ (Gold) and ‘Best Drama Special’ (Silver) at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2017).
 Winner: The Martian Chronicles ‘Best Drama Special’ (Silver) at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2015) and was also Radio Production Awards (2014) nominee for ‘Best Sound Design’.
 Nominee: The Boy from Aleppo Who Painted the War was a BBC Audio Drama Award nominee; Farshid Rokey: ‘Best Debut Performance in an Audio Drama’; Radio Production Awards (2015) nominee for ‘Best Sound Design’.
 Winner: Dan Dare ‘Best Digital Drama’ NYC International Radio Program Awards (2018), ‘Best Online Drama Program’ (Silver) and ‘Best Director’ (Silver) at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2017).