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Stuart Beattie Stuart Beattie i(A100964 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Script-writer who works in the American film industry.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Beattie is credited (along with three other writers) with 'screen story' for Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (the first film in the successful franchise), but is not credited with the screenplay. His 'screen story' credit for the first film carries over into credits for 'characters' in all subsequent films and the Lego remake/spin-off.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Deadline Gallipoli ( dir. Michael Rymer ) Australia : Full Clip Productions Matchbox Pictures , 2015 7480530 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 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Single Drama or Mini Series
2015 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
form y separately published work icon Tomorrow, When the War Began ( dir. Stuart Beattie ) Australia : Ambience Entertainment , 2009 Z1623916 2009 single work film/TV science fiction

Seven teenagers camp in a remote and idyllic location deep in the countryside. But that night, they see the sky filled with military aircraft, and return home to find their houses deserted and the locals detained in the showground. Escaping detection, the teenagers form themselves into a guerilla unit, hoping to prevent the invading Coalition Nations from bringing any more troops in by destroying the only bridge to nearby Cobbler's Bay, where the troop ships are moored.

2011 nominated AWGIE Awards Film Award Adaptation
2010 winner Inside Film Awards Best Feature Film
2010 winner Inside Film Awards Best Script
2010 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2010 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Film
2010 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards AFI Members' Choice
form y separately published work icon Australia ( dir. Baz Luhrmann ) Sydney : Bazmark Films , 2008 Z1531345 2008 single work film/TV (taught in 8 units)

At the beginning of World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley travels from her home in England to Northern Australia to confront her husband, whom she believes is having an affair. He is in the country to oversee the selling of his enormous cattle station, Faraway Downs. Her husband sends Drover, an independent stockman, to transport her to Faraway Downs. When Lady Sarah arrives at the station, however, she finds that her husband has been murdered (allegedly by King George, an Aboriginal elder) and that cattle station manager Neil Fletcher is trying to gain control of Faraway Downs, so that Lesley 'King' Carney will have a complete cattle monopoly in the Northern Territory.

Lady Sarah is captivated by Nullah (King George's grandson) son of an Aboriginal mother and an unknown white father. When Nullah tells her that he has seen her cattle being driven onto Carney's land, Fletcher beats him. Lady Sarah fires Fletcher, deciding to try to run the cattle station herself. To save the property from Carney, she enlists the aid of Drover; together, they drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land. In the course of the journey, she falls in love with both Drover and the Australian landscape.

Lady Sarah, Nullah, and Drover live together happily at Faraway Downs for two years, while Fletcher (the actual murderer of Lady Sarah's husband and very likely the father of Nullah) kills Carney, marries his daughter, and takes over Carney's cattle empire. When the authorities send Nullah to live on Mission Island with the other half-Aboriginal children, Lady Sarah is devastated. In the meantime, she works as a radio operator in Darwin.

When the Japanese attack the island and Darwin in 1942, Lady Sarah fears that Nullah has been killed and Drover, who had quarrelled with Lady Sarah and left the station, believes Lady Sarah has been killed. Learning of Nullah's abduction to Mission Island, however, he sets out to rescue him. Lady Sarah decides to sell Faraway Downs to Fletcher and return to England. Drover and Nulla sail back into port at Darwin as Lady Sarah is about to depart, and the three are reunited. Fletcher, distraught at the death of his wife, attempts to shoot Nullah, but is speared by King George and dies.

2009 Nominated International Awards International Press Academy Satellite Awards Best Original Screenplay
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