Blake Ayshford i(19 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Film and television script-writer.

Blake Ayshford studied playwriting at the University of Technology, Sydney, and starting writing for television with scripts for Home and away in 1988.

However, his best-known works have come in the last decade. Between 2004 and 2006, he wrote a succession of scripts for such programs as The Cooks (2004-2005), The Alice (2005), Love My Way (2006), and McLeod's Daughters (2005-2006). One of his scripts for The Cooks won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award (for television).

Between 2006 and 2009, Ayshford wrote for long-running hospital drama All Saints, a script-writing stint that he followed with work on My Place (2009), Crownies (2011), and The Straits (2012). One of his scripts for The Straits was nominated for the Queensland Literary Awards.

Ayshford's forthcoming script is An Accidental Soldier (scheduled to air in 2013), based on the Miles Franklin Award-nominated book Silent Parts by John Charalambous, produced by Kylie du Fresne (producer of The Sapphires and Lockie Leonard) and directed by Rachel Ward.

His work as a script editor includes All Saints (2006-2009), the film Restraint (2009), and the television series I Rock (2010).

Awards for Works

An Accidental Soldier , 2013 single work film/TV

'Harry Lambert, a shy and gentle man, shamed by his rural Australian town into joining the armed forces as a baker in the service corps. When the bakers are thrown into the front line, Harry deserts. In countryside swarming with gendarmes, Harry barely avoids capture when Colombe Jacotot takes pity on him. Colombe is a stoic farm-wife, bowed by hard work and tragedy. Within her bare cottage, Harry and Colombe discover a love that is as powerful as it is unexpected.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 31/3/2014)

2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Film Script Award
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
The Time of Our Lives , 2013 series - publisher film/TV

'The Time of Our Lives follows the lives of the Tivolli clan, a typical extended Australian family, set in a moody inner city Melbourne.

'In their thirties and forties, contemporary life is filled with kids, career advancement, home ownership and the variations of love: settling in with the one you love; still trying to find the one you love; getting away from the one you used to love.' (Source: ABC TV website)

2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
My Place , 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV children's My Place, based on the award-winning book My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is a thirteen-part drama series that tells the story of one house in South Sydney through the experiences of the children who live there over a 130-year period. My Place aims to show that everyone is part of history and that every place has a story.
2012 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
2011 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series For Series Two.
2010 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Children's Television Drama For Series One.