Louise Fox Louise Fox i(A103836 works by)
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Script writer, script editor, director, and actress.

Fox began her work as a script-writer with skit comedy programs Fast Forward and Full Frontal, before moving on to Australian Children's Television Foundation programs Round the Twist (for which she won an AWGIE Award) and The Genie from Down Under, as well as animated children's series The Shapies for Light Knight Productions and sn:tv (short for Saturday Nick Television), an Australian version of the UK's SMTV Live, produced by Burberry Productions in Melbourne.

Her work on adult productions includes scripts for Always Greener, Fireflies, and Rush. Most significant, perhaps, was her role as a core member of the writing team for Love My Way: her script for episode eight of series one was nominated for a Queensland Premier's Literary Award and won an AWGIE Award for Best Screenplay in a Television Drama (her second AWGIE for a screenplay).

Fox worked with British writer Chris Chibnall on the short-lived 2011 series Camelot, a lavish re-working of the legend of King Arthur, for which Fox wrote almost half the scripts. Her collaboration with Chibnall will continue in the forthcoming British production Broadchurch (due to air in 2013), in which a young boy's murder threatens to tear his small coastal community apart. Fox also wrote scripts for Lucas Films' live-action Star Wars series, which has (according to George Lucas) been scripted but has not yet been produced or released.

Fox's writing for the stage began in 1992 with Es Brent for the Gilgul Theatre. Her other scripts for live performance include adaptations of Molière's Tartuffe; or, The Imposter (Malthouse Theatre, 2008), Dario Fo's Elizabeth: Almost By Chance a Woman (adapted with Luke Devinish for Malthouse Theatre in 2010 and the Queensland Theatre Company in 2012), and Kafka's The Trial (a co-production between Malthouse Theatre, the Sydney Theatre Company, and Thin Ice, Perth, 2010).

Fox's script-writing for film began in 1998 with the short film Help Me. She followed this in 2005 with a second short film, A Natural Talent, for which she won Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest, and was nominated for both an AWGIE Award (Best Short Film) and an AFI Award (Best Short Film). Her most recent film script is the adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas's Dead Europe, for which she has been shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and The Age Critics' Award for Best Australian Feature.

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Glitch 2015 series - publisher film/TV science fiction

A small Australian town faces the return of the beloved dead–some recently deceased, and some long gone.

2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
2015 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2015 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama 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.

2017 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original
Dead Europe 2012 single work film/TV

'Isaac, a Greek Australian in his late 20s, spirals out of control when he's forced to confront his own family's cursed legacy on his first trip to Europe - with the continent's haunted past and troubled present pressing in on him.'

Source: Inside Film website

2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Feature Film
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film Feature Film
2013 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2012 winner Queensland Literary Awards Film Script Award
2012 shortlisted The Age Critics' Award for Best Australian Feature
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