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Film and television script-writer.

Goldsworthy began his work as a television script-writer with the sit-com Hey Dad ...!. which he followed with the script for the feature film The Roly Poly Man (directed by Bill Young, and released in 1994), for which he was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Screenplay.

Since 2000, however, Goldsworthy has concentrated on writing children's television programs (with some few exceptions, including scripts for White Collar Blue and McLeod's Daughters), including scripts for Outriders, Blue Water High, Pig's Breakfast (for which he won an AWGIE), Mal.com, Don't Blame the Koalas, and A gURL's wURLd.

These live-action programs are, however, something of an exception: Goldsworthy's primary work has been in animated children's programs, including Tracey McBean (for which he won a second AWGIE), New MacDonald's Farm, Canadian-Australian co-production Erky Perky, American-Australian co-production Raggs, Master Raindrop, Legend of Enyo, Sumo Mouse, The Woodlies, and the new Bananas in Pyjamas.

His work as a script editor includes Legend of Enyo, A gURL's wURLd, and Packed to the Rafters.

Awards for Works

Beat Bugs 2016 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'Beat Bugs is an animated series, revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny child-like bugs who live in an overgrown American-style backyard.' (Production summary)

2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
Love Child 2014 series - publisher film/TV

'A character drama set in 1969 in Kings Cross; the time and place Australia came of age and the new generation broke all the rules. It was the Summer of Love. Mick Jagger was in town, Australia was glued to the telecast of the moon landing and American sailors clashed on the street with anti-Vietnam war protesters. We follow Joan Millar, 28, a maverick midwife returning to Australia and five young pregnant women, whose choices for their babies and own lives exemplify the radical changes at the heart of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between a maternity hospital, a home for unwed mothers and the wild streets of Darlinghurst.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 13/2/2014)

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original For series two.
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series For series two.
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Best Drama
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
Serangoon Road 2013 series - publisher film/TV detective

'1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom out from street stalls; the Rolling Stones are in town along with tourists and American sailors fresh from Vietnam. They join British and Australian soldiers checking out the prostitutes and gambling dens en route to their own war in Borneo.

This is the city of Sam Callaghan, Patricia Cheng, the CIA’s Conrad Harrison and the clients of the Cheng Detective Agency. The agency’s cases range from the usual (straying spouses and petty fraudsters) to events with international implications and complications. Sam’s contacts from his military days are useful - but they start to drag him back into a dark world that he would prefer to leave behind.'

Source: 'About [Serangoon Road]' http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/serangoon-road/ (Sighted 06/12/2013)

2013 inaugural winner Australian Arts in Asia Awards Digital and Film
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series
Last amended 12 Jan 2015 16:40:09
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