Past Successful Graduates
Alice AddisonSchool: Griffith Film School (GFS)
Field of Studies: Film
Major Achievements: In 2006, The Silence, a two-part mini-series co-written by Alice, was produced by Jan Chapman for ABC TV. A feature-length cutdown screened at the Toronto Film Festival that year and at other international film festivals including Seattle, Miami and Singapore in 2007. Other writing credits include episodes in both series of the Logie award-winning ABC kids’ TV drama My Place, as well as the Chapman Pictures mini-series RAN, made for SBS TV and shot entirely on location in the Torres Straits in 2004.
Her adaptation of Julia Leigh’s novel The Hunter, featuring Willem Dafoe, premiered in September 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in cinemas in October 2011. The film was recently nominated for 14 AACTA awards, including that for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Alice won two Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE nominations in 2011 for her screenplay, The Hunter, and for an episode My Place. The film script for The Hunter also won a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award.
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