When Adam Eckman accidentally kills himself, he turns up in heaven where he meets CatGod, who offers him a second chance at life. All Adam has to do is kill nine people.
Things rarely go well for Adam Eckman, so when he accidentally kills himself, he’s surprised to land in heaven where God, who it turns out is a cat, offers him a second chance. But cats and Gods are tricky, so of course there’s strings attached. All Adam has to do …
Chris has over twenty years’ experience as a writer, script producer and script editor on a diverse range of shows from McLeod’s Daughters to Heartbreak High. Chris Script Produced Fox8’s multi-platform comedy drama series, SLiDE. Chris’ feature film, Six Weeks in Heaven was selected for Aurora in 2007 and was finalist in Cinestory, The Page Awards and Inscription. Chris has a co-written a number of feature film projects with Steve Vidler including Love Smarts, Handy Man and the animated feature, Horrendo’s Curse. Chris has written lyrics for more than 50 songs on Hi-5’s ARIA award winning, multi-platinum selling albums. SLiDE and Hi-5 have both been nominated for International Emmy’s.
Christopher Burke is an accomplished writer with ten years experience in Australian TV. He has worked as a script coordinator, script editor and writer for shows including Here Come the Habibs (2016), Wonderland (2013-14), Home and Away (2011-18), and SLiDE (2009-10).
He’s written several award-winning comedy shorts screening at festivals across Australia, North America, Canada and the UK. In 2015, his co-created comedy series CatGod won the AWG’s multiplatform storytelling competition, and in 2016 the project became one of the first recipients of development funding from screen talent incubator, Scripted Ink. In 2017, Christopher’s animated comedy short Going Vego reached the final 16 of the world’s largest short film festival, Tropfest, and his script was nominated for an AWGIE award. In the same year Christopher won an AWGIE award for his co-written interactive geo-locative story app Ghosts of Biloela.
In 2018, Christopher was selected for the LA-based Charlie’s Lab Pilot Program, an immersive program curated by Australians in Film, meeting screen industry executives and learning how Hollywood works. Christopher is part of the AWG Pathways Program which provides a channel for industry professionals looking for high-quality new scripts.