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Scriptwriter and film director.

In 2012, Shortland was nominated for an AACTA Award, Best Direction, for Lore.

Awards for Works

Deadline Gallipoli 2015 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction war literature

'The story of journalists Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Philip Schuler, sent with the troops to Gallipoli in 1915, and how their quest for the truth helped change the war’s course – and its legend.' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2015 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Single Drama or Mini Series
The Kettering Incident 2015 series - publisher film/TV fantasy horror

'When two girls mysteriously disappear in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart, Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to both cases. To clear her name, Anna must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the otherworldly nature of this gothic land.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
Devil's Playground 2014 series - publisher film/TV '1988. Thirty-five years after Fred Schepisi's film The Devil's Playground, Tom Allen, now a psychiatrist, becomes a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2014 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
2014 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
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