I can finally reveal that my sci-fi thriller AWAKE – a dark, psychological exploration of a world where the rich don’t have to sleep – has been chosen for development funding from Scripted Ink! Last week I had the writers’ room with some amazing writers – Stu Page, Gemma Crofts and Joe Brukner – and now I am going away to write up the show bible.
Scripted Ink is a philanthropic organisation founded by Shane Brennan, former showrunner of NCIS and NCIS:LA. Its goals are to promote and encourage original Australian voices, with an eye towards creating content that can compete on an international stage. They have been so supportive of me and my writing career, and I can’t thank them enough – especially Tim Pye, who read the original pilot and thought there was something there. Very excited to move onto the next stage of development!