Friday Oct 5: Andrew Knight, Writer – Mastering character and ideas
Reading an Andrew Knight script is rarely short of sublime. Often full of acute and complex observations; drama
that glides into humour and back again with unexpected agility and dialogue that plays to the subtext as much as
to the text. His work is masterful and it’s no surprise to find that Andrew has written five feature films and more
than 1,200 hours of top rating drama, comedy and live programs.
Co-founder of Artist Services, one of the most creative and prolific production houses in Australia, Andrew cocreated,
wrote and executive produced Seachange, the highest rating series ever on the ABC, and has
continued to write one award winning production after another (Full Frontal, Fast Forward, The Fast Lane, DGeneration,
After The Deluge, My Brother Jack) with the third series of Rake in the co-writing slate.
This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the best in the industry talk about their craft as Andrew discusses why
developing character and attending to ideas underpinning a script requires greater attention than structure.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm for FREE
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
FREE tickets can be picked up from the ACMI Box Office on the day of the event from 10am.
Places are limited: First in best dressed. Sessions are usually Unclassified 15+ but on some occasions will
include 18+ material. Get your Friday fix of ideas and insight from some of the best in the business …