Hamilton Budd graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School in the mid-2000s, with a short graduate film called Sex with the Ex (2007), directed by Leigh Richards. He followed this with occasional scripts for such television programs as Out of the Blue (2008) and McLeod's Daughters (2009).
In 2008, he became involved with Northway Productions' children's adventure series Trapped, for which he wrote eleven of the twenty-six episodes. He followed this in 2010 with nine of the twenty-six episodes of the sequel, Castaway.
He has also written for Neighbours (2011) and Packed to the Rafters (2012).
His forthcoming work includes scripts for A Place to Call Home (to which script-writer Trent Atkinson and Tony Morphett are also attached), a period drama set in the changing Australia of the 1950s, created by Bevan Lee and due to air on Channel 7 in 2013.
A Place to Call Home2013series - publisher film/TV 'Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping drama of one woman's journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family's confrontation with a changing era. A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness - home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park - with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.' (Source: http://www.throng.com.au/2012/07/new-seven-show-a-place-to-call-home/ )
Packed To The Rafters2008-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
A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.