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Television script-writer.

Ron Elliott began working in television as a director for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for whom he worked for some years. His work for the ABC includes directing episodes of Relative Merits (1986), a series that traces three months in the life of a radio journalist, and episodes of the thirteen-part The Last Resort (1988), following the dilapidated inheritance of three sisters, written by Louis Nowra, Gabrielle Lord, Leon Saunders, Bert Deling, Tim Gooding, and Johanna Pigott.

His other works as director include the short film The Last Straw (1990), set in a sperm bank and written by Jane Wilson-Hilton and Gabrielle O'Ryan; the short film Still Life, based around Vincent Van Gogh, written by Paige Gibbs and produced by the WA Academy of Performing Arts; episodes of children's adventure television series Ship to Shore (1993) and Adventures of the Bush Patrol (1996), for both of which he was also a script-writer; and the film Justice (1997), written and produced by Robert Roget.

Elliott had been writing occasional scripts for the programs on which he worked as director since the early 1990s, but in the mid-1990s, he began concentrating on full-time freelance script-writing, particularly on programs being produced in Western Australia's burgeoning film and television industry. His work as a script-writer since the mid-1990s has included not only Ship to Shore and Adventures of the Bush Patrol, but also episodes of The Gift (1997), Minty (1998), Fast Tracks (1998-1999), Wild Kat (2000), Southern Cross (2001), Ocean Star (2002), Parallax (2004), Streetsmartz (2005), and Time Trackers (2008). Many of these programs were produced by prolific Western Australia-based television producer Paul Barron.

Through independent, Perth-based production company Little Boy Pictures (founded in 2006 by Kenta McGrath and Hugh Thomson), Elliott has also acted as executive producer on short films Welcome to Pipe Mountain (2007, written and directed by Kenta McGrath) and Hole in the Ground (2008, written and directed by Kenta McGrath).

He has also lectured in screen writing and production at Curtin University.

Most Referenced Works


  • Ron Elliot's name appears in various sources as both 'Ron Elliott' and 'Ron Elliot', making it difficult to determine which is the preferred spelling. Both are included here in the interests of comprehensiveness.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Burn Patterns Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2016 9176689 2016 single work novel mystery

'To her clients and colleagues, Iris is a therapist in a city psychology practice. But to the police and fire services, she is the Fire Lady – a profiler of arsonists. After a troubled young man burns down her office, Iris just wants a quiet life. But her peace is shattered when a bomb goes off at a local school. Called in to help, Iris meets James, delusional and dangerous, and Chuck, a lone investigator tracking a serial arsonist he calls Zorro. As public attacks become more orchestrated and brazen, Iris is soon embroiled in the investigation – as a profiler and as a suspect, and in serious doubt about her own sanity.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
y separately published work icon The Lake Story Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2014 11448281 2014 single work short story

'Left alone for the day at the lake by their father, four children wander off on adventures which put each of them at risk.

In ‘The Lake Story’ by Ron Elliott, the narrator sifts through his and his adult siblings’ memories to fill the gaps of their life with their erratic, alcoholic father.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2014 finalist
form y separately published work icon Southern Cross ( dir. Mark DeFriest ) Australia : Taylor Media , 2002 7496985 2002 single work film/TV children's

'Two illegal immigrant children escape from a detention centre to travel overland to find their last remaining relatives.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2002 shortlisted Australian Film Institute Awards Best Children's Television Drama
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