Born August 1, 1962 just a stone’s throw from Bountiful B.C. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UBC (1985).

Beattie has worked as a screenwriter in the Canadian film business for twenty years, primarily out of Toronto. He is also a playwright, novelist and short-story writer.

He has no interests and no hobbies. Except comic books. He likes those.

He currently lives in the slightly singed hamlet of Kelowna, British Columbia with his wife Carmel and four-year-old son Ronan, who is, at this writing, running down the hall with a carving knife in his hand.

He is laughing.

Beattie has a dozen credits ranging from the psychological drama Cold Comfort, adapted from the stage and for which he won a Genie award, to Prom Night 4, to the children’s adventure Grizzly Falls, to the romantic comedy Almost Heaven currently shooting in Scotland.

Beattie is awaiting the publication of his first novel.