A recently-divorced middle-aged Onion and his newly-out corporate-Carrot sister, try to rediscover their zest for life in Sydney’s alt-culture hub - Newtown.
Set in Newtown, where anthropomorphic vegetables fire-twirl, party and frequent anarchist bookstores, Going Vego pays homage to some of Australia’s most diverse alternative subcultures. Activists, artists, hipsters, ravers, squatters, punks, goths, groupies, foodies, hippies, yogis, DJ’s, metal heads, pot heads, body-modifiers, lesbians, fashionistas and cross-dressers are just some of the …
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.