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Chris Thompson

Chris is a multi-award winning freelance writer working in film, television and theatre currently working with Open Channel.

His three feature screenplays include The Tumbler (nominated for the QLD Premier’s Literary Award and winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award). He was Co-Creator and Head Writer for two seasons of the Foxtell-TV1 sit-com Shock Jock and for With Tim Ferguson on Channel 31. He wrote The Problem With Pluto for the Melbourne Planetarium and, in 2014, his short screenplay Cow was selected for the VCA/Whistling Woods Mumbai Award and was produced in India. His plays for young people have received five AWGIE nominations winning three times.

Last year he co-created and wrote My Stories Bring Me Home a series of six short films produced for the Anzac Centenary. This year, he will again work with Open Channel to create Short Back and Sides, a series of four short films focused on Australians at war. Chris has a BEd in Media Studies & Drama (Deakin Uni/Rusden) and a Masters in Screenwriting (VCA).