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Script-writer and script editor.

Kirsty Fisher started out behind the scenes in television in the late 1990s,as the assistant to the producer on Halifax f.p. (1997-1998), then as a trainee script editor on Stingers (1998).

Her first scripts were produced the following decade, for The Sleepover Club (2003), for which she was also script editor. In 2004, she wrote three episodes of young-adult science-fiction drama Silversun, and in 2005 worked as script editor on comedy series Last Man Standing. In 2006 and 2007, she worked for Jonathan M. Shiff Productions on two of their young-adult fantasy television series: H2O: Just Add Water (2006-2007, as both script-writer and script editor) and Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji (2007).

Fisher's output has accelerated in the past two years: as well as scripts for Emmy-nominated young-adult series Dance Academy (2012), she is the co-creator (with Marieke Hardy) of Laid (2011-2012), which attracted an AACTA Award nomination and won an AWGIE Award, and has written for Winners & Losers (2011-2012), created by Bevan Lee and John Holmes.

Awards for Works

Wanted 2016 series - publisher film/TV crime

Two strangers go on the run together after being caught up in a deadly carjacking.

2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
The Worst Year of My Life–Again 2013 single work film/TV children's fantasy 'When Alex King goes to bed on the eve of his 15th birthday, he's relieved that the last disastrous year is finally over. But when he wakes up, time has reset itself and he's going to have to relive the worst year of his life all over again.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
Upper Middle Bogan 2013 series - publisher film/TV

Middle-class Bess Denyar discovers she's adopted. She's shocked to find her birth parents head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs. Angry at her adoptive mother Margaret for lying to her all these years, Beth decides to concentrate on getting to know her birth parents but becoming one big family could take longer than hoped.

Source: (Sighted 06/12/2013)

2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
Last amended 23 Oct 2012
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