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Ray Boseley began his screenwriting career with the short comedic film Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em. Though he has continued to write the occasional film script (including the short film 'Prickly Heat', aired as part of Five Easy Pizzas at the 1994 Melbourne International Film Festival, and the forthcoming Nim's Island 2), he soon moved into working primarily on television scripts.

Some of Boseley's earliest television scripts were for the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF), where Patricia Edgar described him as having 'an inventive, unconventional mind' (Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2006, p.317). His work for the ACTF includes scripts for Sky Trackers, Lift Off, and Legacy of the Silver Shadow.

As well as his work on speculative-fiction children's television, he has also written for crime programs (Good Guys, Bad Guys) and comedy (Kenny's World).

Awards for Works

The New Adventures of Figaro Pho 2015 series - publisher film/TV fantasy

A second series of the adventures of phobia-wracked Figaro Pho.

2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
Bottersnikes and Gumbles 2015 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'Based on the original seventies Penguin books our series tells the story of our three Gumble heroes Tink, Bounce and Willi. Gumbles can squash and stretch into any imaginable shape without being hurt. They love nothing more than to 'gumble' all day long, which means crazy, stretchy, jack-ass style capers around their junk valley. They just have to avoid capture by the Bottersnikes - the stinkiest, ugliest, laziest and most mean spirited of creatures. They eat mattress stuffing and rusty nails and like to put the gumbles to work whenever they can lay their claws on them.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
Get Ace 2013 single work film/TV children's adventure

'Meet Ace McDougal... just your average, everyday nerdy school kid... Well he was, until he happened to be in the wrong dentist’s chair at the wrong time and accidentally said the secret codeword. Next thing he knew he’d been fitted with a set of top-secret, ultra high-tech experimental braces. From that moment on he’s catapulted - teeth first - into one oddball adventure after another! Now he’s the kid proving you’re never too nerdy to be cool!'

Source: Screen Australia.

2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
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