Kelly Lefever i(14 works by) (a.k.a. Kelly Bermingham)
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Script-writer and script editor.

Lefever's earliest scripts (written as Kelly Bermingham) were for television series Prisoner, for which she was both script-writer and storyliner between 1985 and 1986.

In the 1990s, Lefever wrote for a number of television series, including Pacific Drive (1996), The Adventures of the Bush Patrol (1996-1998), Neighbours (1998-1999), and Blue Heelers (1999-2000).

Since 2000, she has written for Something in the Air (2001-2002), All Saints (2004), Headland (2005), Home and Away (2003-2008), Stormworld (2009), City Homicide (2009-2010), and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012).

In 2007, she co-created television series The Circuit: the series was nominated for three AFI Awards (for Best Telefeature or Mini Series, Best Screenplay in Television, and Best Television Drama series) in 2007 and 2010, as well as attracting nominations and winning AFI Awards for acting and direction.

Her work as script editor includes television series Blue Heelers (2002), telemovie Roy Hollsdotter Live (2003, written and directed by Matthew Saville), film The Black Balloon (2008, written by Elissa Down and Jimmy Jack, and directed by Elissa Down), and SBS series of short films by Indigenous film-makers Dramatically Black, including The Djarn Djarns (2005, written and directed by Wayne Blair) and Sa Black Thing (2005, written and directed by Rima Tamou).

Among Lefever's awards is an AWGIE Award for Television: Serial, for her episode of Something in the Air, 'All the Things I Should Have Said' (2002).

Personal Awards

2014 winner AWGIE Awards FOXTEL Fellowship for Excellence in Television Writing In recognition of an outstanding and significant body of work in television.

Awards for Works

House Husbands 2012 series - publisher film/TV

'[This] series centres on four young families with one thing in common: the men are in charge of raising the kids.

'It's the beginning of a new school year and recently retired Lewis (Gary Sweet) finds himself in the unfamiliar role of stay-at-home dad to Tilda, his daughter with nurse Gemma (Julia Morris).

'Gemma works at the hospital with her best friend Abi (Natalie Saleeba) whose husband Mark (Rhys Muldoon) is juggling a return to part-time work and looking after five-year-old Poppy.

'Mark's brother-in-law Kane (Gyton Grantley) is in a relationship with Tom (Tim Campbell), raising Tom's orphaned niece Stella.

'When dropping their daughters off on the first day of school, the three men meet Justin (Firass Dirani), a former AFL star who, thanks to his bad boy ways, has seen his career and family walk out the door. He is now facing the fight of his life to win custody of his twin boys Zac and Jacob and eight-month-old daughter Angie.

'Finding themselves severely outnumbered by all the mothers at the school drop-off zone, the four men band together and help each other along as they face the challenges of raising a young family.'

Source: Channel Nine website ( (Sighted: 17/10/2012)

2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Best Drama
2014 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2013 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 2011 series - publisher film/TV crime

'Based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood. Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.'

Source: Inside Film and Television website

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series For series three.
The Circuit : Series 2 2009 single work film/TV Aboriginal lawyer Drew Ellis continues his journey through the chaotic, challenging world of the Kimberley Court, a circuit that takes a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day, 2000-kilometre round trip to dispense justice to the dusty, remote communities of northern Western Australia. (Screen Australia record)
2010 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2009 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
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