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John Harvey John Harvey i(11604919 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Torres Strait Islander
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'John Harvey is a Torres Strait Islander producer, director and writer.

He produced Spear directed by Stephen Page premiering Toronto International Film Festival & Adelaide Film Festival, following his collaboration with Stephen Page on Sand, a chapter of the feature film The Turning .   John is a producer on The Warriors series for ABC TV.

He’s worked with a number of emerging Indigenous filmmakers producing 6 short dramas through Screen Australia’s Indigenous Short Drama Initiative. He’s directed 2 half hour documentaries for ABC and several short documentaries for NITV...

'John is a graduate of Producing and Screen Writing from AFTRS and was the recipient of the AFTRS AV Myer Award for Exceptional Indigenous Talent. In 2011 he received a Screen Australia Indigenous Producer Internship. ' (Source :

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Heart Is a Wasteland 2017 single work drama

'Raye is struggling, a country music star in the making. Riding her luck, she’s playing pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs for ten bucks a piece until she can go home to Alice and look her son Elvis in the eye. Then Raye’s life becomes entwined with that of another wanderer and a love affair unfurls over the four-day drive to Alice Springs.

'Heart is a Wasteland sees John and Margaret Harvey combine theatre, film and live music in this intimate portrait of two travellers that cuts to the country’s heart. Two of Australia’s most revered actors, Ursula Yovich (Love and Information) and Aaron Pedersen (Water Rats, Mystery Road, Goldstone) come together to portray two achingly beautiful characters in a whiskey-fuelled battle of egos and hidden scars.

'Heart is a Wasteland is a luminous journey towards the recognition of everyone’s worthiness of, and right to, love.' (Production summary)

2018 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards New Writing for the Australian Stage
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