Each episode I sit down with some of Australia's best screenwriters to to discuss the industry, their craft, their career and even the nuts and bolts of their writing process.
78: Erin Good (Krystal Klairvoyant)
Erin Good is an exciting new writer/director in the Australian Screen Indstry. She's produced a couple of series for Tik Tok, including her latest, Krystal Klairvoyant, which has been nominated for a Rose D'Or and C21 Internatinoal Media Awards. We had a great chat at Content London 2023 about writing a scripted series for a new social media platofrm like Tik Tok.
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Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@krystalklairvoyant
77: Grainne Brunsdon (Director of Content, Screen Australia)
This is the first in a series of interviews I recorded at Content London 2023. Grainne is a highly experienced, strategic executive in the creative industries and current Director of Contant at Screen Australia. Before this she was the Head of Screen NSW. In this interview we talk about the benefits of the conference, how Screen Aus are there to help and loads about fudning.
76: Ben Lewin Pt 1 (The Sessions)
Ben Lewin is an Australian writer and director. Despite contracting Polio at the age of 6, he's had a long and distinguished career in both TV and film. His TV credits include Rafferty's Rules and his best known films include Paperback Romance (1994) and The Sessions (2012), which starred John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, receiving an eye-watering number of award nominations.
75: Libby Butler & Lewis Mulholland (Loving Captivity)
Libby Butler (Neighbours and Erinsbrough High) and newcomer lewis Mulholland chat about their web series "Loving Captivity", which they wrote, funded and produced whilst living through the Melbourne lockdowns.
We chat about their writing process, how rom-coms influenced them and how they're doing during the second Melbourne lockdown.
You can watch the series for free via Youtube...
74: Caden Pearson (Emerging star writer and director)
Caden is an early-career Indigenous screenwriter, director, and producer from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. He proudly got his start writing for The Epoch Times Australia during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In his current lifetime his family is from the Bagarrmugu and Kuku Yalanji clans from Far North Queensland, with Scottish, French and Irish heritage as well.
In 2020, Caden produced, wrote, and directed a half-hour documentary in association with Australian public broadcaster NITV.
I bumped into Caden at Content London last year and was lucky to get to know this talented emerging screenwriter with an incredible story to tell.
73: Roger Simpson (Halifax: Retribution)
Roger Simpson is a giant of Australian drama and shouldn't need an introduction! If you've watched Aussie drama, you've seen one of his shows.
In this ep he chats about the resurrection of a very popular series of tele films, that first from 1994 to 2002, Halifax FP. Breaking with tradition though, Halifax is now an 8-part series.
Roger goes talks about the development of the series, his long and incredible career and imparts some TV wisdom.
Monica Zanetti (My Life is Murder)
I really enjoyed listening to Monica’s journey. A sense of naivety about the pitfalls of making films writing and directing hasn’t stopped her progress. If you have a passion like she has it seems anything is possible.
Consistently generous lessons
Late to discovering ASW Podcast - but delighting in the lessons from some great writers. The conversations are generous and open, and such great breaking in stories. Clear, simple examples of work and process. More please.