Sebastian Baczkiewicz is a critically acclaimed writer for radio, television, and theatre. The first ever BBC writer-in-residence, he is best known for cult drama Pilgrim, and Homefront, the flagship BBC Radio 4 drama set across the centenary of the Great War. Sebastian reinvents myth and folklore through brilliant, funny and bold storytelling, illuminating our unspoken truths and desires through metaphor, and exposing the raw truth of contemporary issues.
I really enjoyed the R4 Pilgrim stories. It reminded me more of Brunner’s Traveller in Black or early versions of the DC Comics’ Phantom Stranger.
Loving a good old-fashioned creepy story, Sebastian is influenced by cinema, pop culture and post-war European Theatre. In Sebastian’s worlds, outcasts, weirdos, fanatics and misguided fools share the stage with giants, faeries, imps and dragons. He is currently collaborating with a number of actors on bespoke single voice short plays, trying together to find new ways of creative control and cultural opportunity in this time of restriction.
I also love Neil Gaiman John Harkness, Stuart Jaffe, Mike Mignola Grady Hendrix & Theodora Gross. Oh add Sebastian Baczkiewicz, Jim Butcher and Octavia Butler
In the Press
Scribe Award Winners Revealed
Splinter Cell continues to receive international plaudits. The great and prolific Paul Cornell and I were jointly awarded the Scribe Awards at the Comic Con in San Diego for our adaptation! While James Swallow picked up an award for Firewall from whence same adaptation was made.
Scripting the Splinter Cell – Sci-fi Bulletin
One of the producers and the director of Splinter Cell is Nadia Molinari who I’d done all my previous Radio 4 work with and she asked for me for this. I think, me and Sebastian [Baczkiewicz] were both regarded as safe pairs of hands because they didn’t have very long at all to get this done. The gap between Ubisoft saying ‘Yes you can do this’ and it needing to be on air wasn’t very long at all. So we both dived in and did it.
Splinter Cell: Audio drama, gaming’s next frontier?
Splinter Cell: Firewall is an eight part dramatisation of a novel based on the famous video game franchise.
Sebastian Baczkiewicz, who adapted the Firewall story for Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, hopes that just because this is a story based on a gaming franchise, it won’t be pigeonholed as something for younger listeners only: “Trying to reach new audiences is always part of what we do and hopefully this will find an audience”.