Hugo Weaving in Last Ride, photo courtesy of Talk Films, photographed by Glendyn Ivan
Mac Gudgeon is one of the most highly renowned screenwriters in the Australian film and television industry, and has long been a vocal advocate for writers’ rights.
Mac’s feature film credits include Ground Zero (written with Jan Sardi) which won four Australian Film Institute awards, The Delinquents, Wind, the Francis Ford Coppola/Zoetrope production and Last Ride, released in 2009.
His television credits include writer/assoc. producer of Waterfront and the award-winning six part miniseries, The Petrov Affair. His telemovie, The Feeding (Halifax F.P.) won an Australian Film Institute Award for best telemovie and Sweet Dreams (Halifax F.P.) won the 1996 Australian Writers’ Guild award for best telemovie screenplay.
His latest television work includes writer and Script Producer of Killing Time, and the adaptation of The Secret River with Jan Sardi for the ABC. His script editing work includes the feature films Wolf Creek and Snowtown (written by Shaun Grant) and the two-part television series – Devil’s Dust, the Bernie Banton Story for the ABC. He was the inaugural recipient of the ‘Foxtel Fellowhip for Excellence in Television Writing’ in 2007.
Mac served as President of the Australian Writers’ Guild from 1998 to 2000, and has held numerous positions chairing the Guild’s Victoria state branch and on the National Executive Committee.