Black Creek

Eloise Healey & Jessica Brookman


Apathetic small-town cop Matt Gallagher is forced into action when he suspects his hero father’s suicide is actually murder.


At 29, Matt’s a party-boy and a notoriously unreliable cop in his hometown of Black Creek. He’s given a wake-up call when he puts getting laid before work and his chief of police father Jack Gallagher is found dead. Matt feels responsible and refuses to believe the coroner’s verdict of …

About Eloise Healey & Jessica Brookman

Jessica Brookman and Eloise Healey met while working on Australia’s longest running series Neighbours and recognised each other as kindred writers. Six years ago, they began developing a broad slate of TV drama projects together, three of which have been optioned, including Black Creek, a murder-mystery-western that has received Scripted Ink and Film Victoria development funding. Their pilot scripts for several other projects have placed in local and international competitions, including most recently Grunts in The USA’s Tracking Board Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

In additional to their joint projects, Jessica is writing for a number of television dramas, including the International Emmy Award winning series Nowhere Boys and top-rated The Secret Daughter. She graduated from UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2012 and was nominated for the Nate Wilson Award for Most Promising Student. Jessica script edited the independent feature The Caretaker which has been awarded Best International Feature at Buffalo Screams Horror Fest, Best Feature at Seattle True Independent Film Festival and Best Feature at DC Independent Film Festival, Washington.

Eloise has written for a broad range of television dramas, including the awarded Doctor Blake Mysteries and new hit The Secret Daughter, as well as the internationally screened Winners and Losers and Home and Away. She’s worked extensively in the industry both in-house and as a freelancer, and has credits as a writer, script editor, story editor and in development. In 2013 Eloise’s TV project Dirty Hearts was a semi-finalist in the USA’s Industry Insider TV Pilot Competition.

Eloise Healey and Jessica Brookman, Australian Screenwriters
Eloise Healey & Jessica Brookman