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Matt Ford Matt Ford i(A105957 works by) (a.k.a. Pinky Beecroft)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Script-writer and musician.

Matt Ford's earliest television credit was as script editor on the mini-series The Paper Man (1990), scripted by Keith Aberdein and John Lonie. He followed this with the script for the Australian/British/American co-production Frankie's House (1992), which he co-wrote with Lonie and British script-writer Andy Armitage, after the book Page after Page by Tim Page. He has worked regularly as a script-writer ever since.

Ford's scripts in the 1990s include episodes of G.P. (1993 and 1996), Sweat (1996), Driven Crazy (1998), Medivac (1997-1998), and Wildside (1998-1999). He also co-wrote (with Elizabeth Coleman) the romantic comedy Diana & Me (1997), directed by David Parker and starrring Toni Collette.

In 2000, he co-wrote, with Catriona McKenzie, the short film Road (directed by McKenzie), following a night in the lives of four young Indigenous Australians from the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern. The film was devised and performed by Redfern inhabitants (all of whom were Indigenous Australian) with no previous acting experience. Road won Best Direction in an Australian Short Film at the 2001 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and the Award for Australian Short Film at the 2001 Sydney Film Festival.

In 2001, Ford wrote a number of episodes for Love Is a Four-Letter Word, which he followed with three episodes of Farscape (2001-2002, beginning in season three), and at least nine episodes of Stingers (2002-2004), for one of which he was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Screenplay in Television (2004, for episode 172). He followed this with episodes of Lockie Leonard (six episodes, 2007-2010), Sea Patrol (2008-2009) and Satisfaction (nine episodes, 2007-2010).

Recently, Ford has written episodes of Dance Academy (2010), Cops LAC (2010), SLiDE (2011), and House Husbands (2012).

In 2011, Ford wrote the science-fiction horror film Panic at Rock Island (directed by Tony Tilse), for which he won the John Hinde Award for Science Fiction at the 2011 AWGIE Awards.

In 2018, it was announced that Matt Ford would be working with American showrunner Alexa Junge, as well as scriptwriters Ellie Beaumont and Leanne Mangan, in developing his dark drama series The Surgeon's Knife, about a murderous neurosurgeon.

Under the pseudonym 'Pinky Beecroft', Ford was the lead singer and songwriter for Australian band Machine Gun Fellatio, until he quit the band in 2005. He was nominated for an ARIA Award for Best New Song for the band's 'The Girl Of My Dreams Is Giving Me Nightmares' in 2003. He also co-wrote (under his birth name) the song 'No Aphrodisiac', which won an ARIA Award for Song of the Year after being recorded by The Whitlams.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Love Child ( dir. Geoff Bennett et. al. )agent Australia : Playmaker Media Nine Network , 2014- 7030158 2014 series - publisher film/TV

'A character drama set in 1969 in Kings Cross; the time and place Australia came of age and the new generation broke all the rules. It was the Summer of Love. Mick Jagger was in town, Australia was glued to the telecast of the moon landing and American sailors clashed on the street with anti-Vietnam war protesters. We follow Joan Millar, 28, a maverick midwife returning to Australia and five young pregnant women, whose choices for their babies and own lives exemplify the radical changes at the heart of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between a maternity hospital, a home for unwed mothers and the wild streets of Darlinghurst.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 13/2/2014)

2018 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Best Drama
2015 shortlisted Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series For series two.
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Original For series two.
form y separately published work icon House Husbands ( dir. Geoff Bennett et. al. )agent 2012 Australia : Nine Network Playmaker Media , 2012-2017 Z1882378 2012 series - publisher film/TV

'[This] series centres on four young families with one thing in common: the men are in charge of raising the kids.

'It's the beginning of a new school year and recently retired Lewis (Gary Sweet) finds himself in the unfamiliar role of stay-at-home dad to Tilda, his daughter with nurse Gemma (Julia Morris).

'Gemma works at the hospital with her best friend Abi (Natalie Saleeba) whose husband Mark (Rhys Muldoon) is juggling a return to part-time work and looking after five-year-old Poppy.

'Mark's brother-in-law Kane (Gyton Grantley) is in a relationship with Tom (Tim Campbell), raising Tom's orphaned niece Stella.

'When dropping their daughters off on the first day of school, the three men meet Justin (Firass Dirani), a former AFL star who, thanks to his bad boy ways, has seen his career and family walk out the door. He is now facing the fight of his life to win custody of his twin boys Zac and Jacob and eight-month-old daughter Angie.

'Finding themselves severely outnumbered by all the mothers at the school drop-off zone, the four men band together and help each other along as they face the challenges of raising a young family.'

Source: Channel Nine website (http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8469113) (Sighted: 17/10/2012)

2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Best Drama
2014 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2013 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Slide SLiDE ( dir. Shawn Seet et. al. )agent Australia : Playmaker Media Hoodlum , 2011 Z1798786 2011 series - publisher film/TV young adult

'SLIDE is an exciting integrated multiplatform drama experience and tracks five teens as they smash their way into adulthood. When you’re 17, life can turn in 24 hours and for Bryan, Tammy, Luke, [Scarlett] and Eva this will be the transformative time of their lives. They’ve got 10 weeks, each other and a lift home from mum when they need it. SLIDE: survive your teenage years with a smile.'

Source: Screen Australia

2012 nominated International Awards The International Emmy Awards Digital Program: Children & Young People
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