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Gender: Male
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Television script-writer.

Brendan Luno was educated at Swinburne University of Technology, and began work as a script-writer with Rubbery Figures (which ran from 1984 to 1990), a puppet show that satirised local and international political and social figures. Throughout the 1990s, Luno wrote extensively for television comedies, including sit-coms Bligh (1992), Bingles (1992), and Newlyweds (1993-1994) and spoof soap-opera Shark Bay (1996). The majority of his credits in this period, however, are for television sketch comedies, including The D Generation (1986-1987), The Gerry Connolly Show (1988), Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990-1993), Fast Forward (1989-1992), Jimeoin (1994-1995), Full Frontal (1993-1997), Get a Life (1997), Eric (1997), Something Stupid (1998), and The Late Report (1999).

Luno continued to write intermittently for sketch comedies throughout the 2000s, including for Greeks on the Roof (2003), Let Loose Live (2005), Comedy Inc. (2005-2006), The Wedge (2006-2007), Whatever Happened to That Guy? (2009), and Sleuth 101 (2010).

From 1999, however, Luno also moved into writing for children's television, beginning with Chuck Finn (1999-2000). He followed this with scripts for puppet show Li'l Horrors and for live-action teen program Snake Tales (2009), of which he was also co-creator. The majority of his scripts for children's television, however, have been for animated programs, including Quads! (2002), Staines Down Drains (2006), Dogstar (2007), Master Raindrop (2008), Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist (2008-2009), Zigby (2009), and Flea-bitten! (2011).

Luno's current work follows this pattern of focusing on children's speculative-fiction animated television programs, with scripts for the forthcoming God Squad, Shezow, and Get Ace.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Get Ace ( dir. Gian Christian et. al. )agent Australia : Galaxy Pop Network Ten , 2013 Z1917866 2013 single work film/TV children's adventure

'Meet Ace McDougal... just your average, everyday nerdy school kid... Well he was, until he happened to be in the wrong dentist’s chair at the wrong time and accidentally said the secret codeword. Next thing he knew he’d been fitted with a set of top-secret, ultra high-tech experimental braces. From that moment on he’s catapulted - teeth first - into one oddball adventure after another! Now he’s the kid proving you’re never too nerdy to be cool!'

Source: Screen Australia.

2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
form y separately published work icon The Worst Year of My Life–Again ( dir. Pino Amenta et. al. )agent Australia : Worst Year Productions Pty Ltd , 2013 Z1917855 2013 single work film/TV children's fantasy 'When Alex King goes to bed on the eve of his 15th birthday, he's relieved that the last disastrous year is finally over. But when he wakes up, time has reset itself and he's going to have to relive the worst year of his life all over again.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
form y separately published work icon Flea-Bitten! ( dir. Gillian Carr ) Australia : Moody Street Kids , 2011 Z1890248 2011 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'A pair of unlikely friends - a dog and a flea - escape the dog pound for hair-raising and hilarious adventures in the big city and beyond. Flea-bitten! is cartoon comedy in the grand old tradition, with frantic chases, slapstick hilarity and the nuttiest cast of recurring guest characters ever assembled – colourful canines, feral felines and bizarre bugs that inhabit this animal-centric world'.

Source: Australian Children's Television Foundation. (Sighted: 26/9/2012)

2012 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series
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