Ian Lewis began his career in film and television drama in Austria. He worked his way through film cutting rooms, research, and production management before becoming a director, and has directed a great many productions, (for most of which he also wrote the scripts) filming and subsequently broadcast around the world, winning several awards. He produced and directed the ITV period drama series, The Chef’s Apprentice; wrote and directed award-winning feature films Children of the Lake, and Enchantress; developed, exec produced and wrote scripts for the worldwide smash animation success Mona the Vampire, and has also directed for the stage.
He has written a number of books: non-fiction for Bloomsbury, Oxford University Press and Focal Press, and two recent children’s novels, Gothick and The Ballad of Billy Bean, along with many feature articles, for print magazines and online. He is currently working on his first novel for adults.