Stephen Shields is an Irish screenwriter. After winning the RTE STORYLAND 2010 with his web series ZOMBIE BASHERS Stephen went on to write on RTE’s flagship comedy show THE REPUBLIC OF TELLY, where he was the longest-serving writer. He was nominated for two Irish writers’ guild awards for his work on the show. Stephen also wrote for many other Irish comedy shows including the highly rated CALLAN'S KICKS, DES BISHOPS: THIS IS IRELAND and created and wrote 32 episodes of RTE's children's show TIM'S TACTICAL TIPS. Stephen now turns his attention to drama and has numerous features in development with Screen Ireland whilst also developing television drama. Stephen's first produced feature, THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, which he co-wrote with director Lee Cronin for producer John Keville and Savage Productions premieres at Sundance Film Festival and has backing from Screen Ireland, Bankside Films and A24. Vertigo releases in the UK in Spring 2019.