7: Niki Aken   (Anzac Girls)

This is a must listen for all aspiring screenwriters.  Emerging Writer Niki Aken shares her experience of breaking into the industry and gaining her first professional script.  We also delve deep into her writing process, learn that she did so much research for Underbelly she could have consulted back to the Police about their cases and how she managed to write the criminal characters who inhabit a very different world to herself.

Direct download: Niki_Aken_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:14am AEST

6: Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours)

Zak Hilditch is a Perth based Writer/Director who released his first feature film These Final Hours to much acclaim last year. 

On the podcast Zak discusses writing the film, how he obtained funding from ScreenWest and Screen Australia, being introduced to Rob Connolly, alternate endings and how he bounced back from the disappointing Australian box office.

Direct download: Zak_Hilditch_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:16pm AEST