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SWANZ Finalists and Winners

So this was a great night for writers and lovers of writers.  Thrilled to be a finalist.

BEST FEATURE FILM SCRIPT

Max Currie – Everything We Loved
James Napier Robertson – The Dark Horse WINNER
Gerard Johnstone – Housebound
Sophie Henderson – Fantail

BEST SHORT FILM SCRIPT

Aroha Awarau – Home
Hamish Bennett – Ross and Beth
Charlie Bleakley and Cohen Holloway – Coconut
Gregory King – UFO WINNER

BEST PLAY

Simon Ward – Thumper
Aroha Awarau  – Luncheon WINNER
Rochelle Bright – Daffodils
Pip Hall – Ache

BEST TELEVISION COMEDY EPISODE

Fiona Samuel  – Agent Anna: Series 2 Episode 10.
Fiona Samuel & Natalie Medlock – Agent Anna: Series 2 Episode 7
Roseanne Liang – Flat 3: Episode 11
Millen Baird – Auckland Daze: Episode 1 WINNER

BEST TELEVISION DRAMA EPISODE

Fiona Samuel  – Nothing Trivial: Season 3 Episode 2.
James Griffin – The Almighty Johnsons: Series 3 Episode 13
James Griffin – Step Dave: Episode 6 WINNER
Gaylene Preston and Dave Armstrong – Hope and Wire: Episode 5

BEST TELEVISION ONE-OFF DRAMA

Fiona Samuel – Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story WINNER
Donna Malane & Paula Boock – Field Punishment No.1
Donna Malane & Paula Boock – Pirates of the Airwaves

UNPRODUCED FEATURE FILM SCRIPT COMPETITION

Gillian Ashurst – Gnats
Dianne Taylor – The Last Hippie Trail WINNER
Tania Wheeler – Umbrella Man
Richard Goodwin – Immortal Diamond
Jackie Owens – Three Gardens

NZWG Mentorship Award
Elizabeth O’Conner

NZWG Mentorship Award
Caterina De Nave

Best New Writer Award
Gerard Johnstone – Housebound