The Perfect Gift, 2012, 2 minutes 40 seconds (short version 60 seconds), Writer: Graeme Simsion (Director Carley Sheffield) starring: Samantha Hum, Keith Brockett and Justin Lehmann. A young women, a young man and a swan that has the power to change her life.

The Prince, 2012, 8 minutes. Writer: Graeme Simsion (Director: James Barker). Starring: Steven DeGenaro, Amber Field and Troy Larkin. Michael doesn’t think he has the status to win the affections of socialite Felicity. But he does have access to his bosses house. Deception follows.

Reason for Living, 2012, 8 minutes. Director/Producer/Camera: Graeme Simsion. An intimate portrait of an unusual couple, in the spirit of “Two of Us”.

Owl, 2011, 6 minutes. Writer: Graeme Simsion (Director: Bryan Goh). Starring: Josh Futcher. Trapped in the dark with an angry bird.

The Last Bottle, 2009, 5 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director Michael Carsen and Beth Child) starring: Charles (Bud) Tingwell and Genevieve Picot. To appear on ABC television from 2010. Post-production on The Last Bottle was completed in August. This short film was shot at RMIT in November 2008 and was directed by Michael Carsen and Beth Child, with Bud Tingwell, Genevieve Picot and Milijana Cancar. This was Bud Tingwell’s last film.

Script was a finalist in John Jameson Screenwriting Competition, 2008

Heart of Gold International Film Festival, 2010, Sydney Seniors Film Festival, 2010,

Canterbury (NZ) Film Festival 2010, Dungog Film Festival 2010, Zero Film Festival New York 2010, Katoomba Film Festival 2010.

Licensed to ABC Television and ABC International Service, 2010-2012

(Photo below from Heather Hartkamp).


Transformation, 2009, 4.5 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director: Rebecca Peniston-Bird). Glenda Linscott and Anthony West played the lead roles- picture from stills photographer Rebecca Wong below.

Script was a finalist in John Jameson Screenwriting Competition, 2008

St Kilda Film Festival, 2009, Canterbury Film Festival, New Zealand, 2009

Heart of Gold International Film Festival, 2010 (chosen for “Filmmaker Presents” programme) Warrambeen Film Festival, 2010, Zero Film Festival New York 2010

Licensed to ABC Television, 2010-2012 (First broadcast Jan 2010)

Licensed to Swedish National Television Network, 2009

Push Up
, 2008, 17 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director Jason Christou), Starring: Ian Rooney, Kim Krejus and Nick Farnell.

Flickerfest Film Festival and “Best of Melbourne”, 2010

Heart of Gold International Film Festival, 2010, Dungog Film Festival 2010


Turning Back the Clocks, 2008, 6 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director Michael Carsen). Starring: Zoe Bertram. Picture below shows (from left, clockwise) Zoe Bertram, Kathryn Tohill, Tara Hazel, Bill Flemming and Jaime Morris.

Finalist, Janison Short and Sharp Film Festival, 2009


Red Porsche, 2007, 6 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director Chris Wurm)


Key Change, 2007, 6 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director David Grant). Official selection Katoomba Short Film Festival 2009. Key Change (original title Red Porsche II) was produced by RMIT Audio-Visual Technology Students in 2007 and given a re-edit by director David Grant earlier this year. Picture below shows the crew filming at Strathewen, Victoria, a town later devastated by the “Black Saturday” bushfires. Tragically, First Assistant Director Max Emmins, who also played a small role in the film, lost his life in the fires.

Katoomba Film Festival, 2008


Christmas Pudding, 2009, short, Script Editor – Producer (Director: Stefan Trentini, Writer: Liz Carr). West Side Shorts 2010


Prisoners’ Dilemma, 2009, 10 minutes, Writer-Producer (Director: Marnie Gibson) Starring: Ben McEwing and Anthony West. Single-take film of play of same name (see below). Prisoner’s Dilemma on YouTube

Cafe Masquerade, 2008, short, Script Editor (Writer-Director-Producer: Tom Burne)

In development:

The Rosie Project, feature script.

Winner of the AWG RomCom Script Competition 2010

Nominated for the Monte Miller Award for an unproduced feature screenplay, AWGIE Awards 2008

Six concepts made the short-list and two scripts made the “last 8” in the 2008 John Jameson Screenwriting Awards – The Last Bottle and Transformation.


Short Stories:

The Klara Project – Phase I. Highly Commended in Australian Literary Awards 2007, Jennifer Burbidge Short Story Category, published in The Envelope Please 2007, ed. Colin Peterson.

Short Plays:

Hot Water, 2007. Produced by Defector Theatre, July 2008, directed by Flora Georgiou starring Kate O’Neill and Frank Otis. Included in Short & Sweet Sydney Main Program 2009, directed and performed by Nastassja Djalog and Gerry Sont.

Prisoners’ Dilemma, 2007: Short-listed for Short and Sweet festivals in Sydney, Singapore, Malaysia. Selected for Short and Sweet Melbourne 2008.

Three Men and the Truth: Short-listed for Short and Sweet festival in Melbourne (2008).

TV Sitcoms in Development:

Roger: You, me and Dupree without walls.

Confluence: The Office and Boston Legal – after the merger.


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