Andrew Wreggitt is an award-winning screenwriter. In addition to writing Corner Gas: The Movie, Wreggitt wrote the TV movie Jack, about former NDP Leader Jack Layton, and co-wrote and executive produced Borealis (Survival Code) in 2013, the latter winning two Canadian Screen Awards – one for Best Writing and one for Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie. In 2012, he wrote The Phantoms, about a high school basketball team in New Brunswick triumphing after a terrible tragedy, which won an International Emmy Award for Best Children’s TV Movie/Mini Series and a Writers Guild of Canada Award. He also wrote the mini-series Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story Part II (2012) and contributed episodes for both “Flashpoint” and “Heartland.”
In 2009 Wreggitt wrote and co-executive produced a one-hour comedic drama pilot “The Dealership,” starring Tricia Helfer, William Devane and Patrick Adams. In 2008, his television movie Mayerthorpe, starring Henry Czerny, Brian Markinson and Dianne Ladd, won the Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Movie or Mini-series and a Writers Guild of Canada Award. Also in 2008, Wreggitt wrote Sticks and Stones starring David Sutcliffe, which was nominated for Best TV Movie at the 2008 Gemini Awards. In 2007, Wreggitt wrote Shades of Black starring Lara Flynn Boyle and Albert Schultz, which earned a Writers Guild of Canada nomination. In 2006, Wreggitt won the Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Movie or Mini-series for One Dead Indian starring Gary Farmer and Gabrielle Miller. Other TV movies include three in the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series starring Victor Garber and Wendy Crewson and four in the North of 60 movie series, which earned him three more Gemini nominations.
Wreggitt is a veteran writer/producer of one-hour dramas such as “North of 60,” “Black Harbour” and “Tom Stone;” he was also creator, showrunner and co-executive producer.
He is a five-time winner of the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Award for Best Dramatic Writing. The Wild Guys, a stage play co-written with his wife Rebecca Shaw, has had over 75 productions worldwide and was made into a feature film in 2005 starring Kenneth Welsh and Jackson Davies.
Raised in Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Wreggitt now lives in Calgary with his wife and daughter.