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Screenwriter.

Awards for Works

Is This the Real World 2014 single work film/TV

'In the real world you can't just do what you want. In the real world you have to compromise. Mark Blazey does not want to live in the real world. Living in a semi-industrial coastal town, seventeen-year-old Mark is a smart kid from a chaotic family who has just thrown away a scholarship to a private school and found himself at the local high. At school Mark is zeroed in on by an overbearing principal who dominates everything around him. At home Mark is dealing with a jail-bound brother, his grandmother is fighting for her life, and a mum whose short fuse is kept doused with cask wine. His little sister is someone he wants to protect. When Mark finds his first real love he tries to escape all the forces in his life with her. But his love is with the daughter of his nemesis, the school principal. Simmering tensions boil over between the student and the teacher, between the son and his mother.'

Source: Author's blurb.

2014 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Film Award Original
Packed To The Rafters 2008- series - publisher film/TV 'Meet Dave and Julie Rafter - just your average Australians with three grown-up children. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding-anniversary it seems they're at last about to have the house to themselves. Offspring Rachel, Ben and Nathan have all developed into well-rounded and out-going, if exceptionally different and complex, individuals, with a raft of their own conflicts and dilemmas. But home can seem a very welcome refuge when unforeseen problems loom.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive website, http://www.australiantelevision.net/
Sighted: 02/05/2011
2013 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2012 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2011 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2011 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
Stingers 1998 series - publisher film/TV crime detective

'Inspired by true events, Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops — people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are police who defeat crime from within the criminal world — always without a badge and frequently without protection. The series follows the lives of the operatives as they befriend and betray those on the other side of the law. For these select few, it is a deadly way of life.The undercover cops of Stingers are a unique breed. They must juggle their own lives — love, laughter, family and humanity — with the tension of the criminal personas they adopt in their passion for justice.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 7/6/2013)

2005 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2004 won AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2003 nominated AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2001 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
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