Oblong Days

John Alsop

Feature film

At tether’s end, middle-aged Faye can either go on being mad as hell or simmer down and somehow start over.


It’s 1976. Fraser has ousted Whitlam. But Lionel Murphy’s Family Law Act, revolutionising and simplifying the concept of no-fault divorce remains intact… All her married life, Faye Stockton has tried to control everyone but has only succeeded in driving all five grown-up daughters from the family home and her life. …

About John Alsop

John Alsop is a Sydney-based screenwriter whose work includes co-writing the ABC-TV dramas “Brides of Christ”, “The Leaving of Liverpool”, “Bordertown” and “My Place”; the SBS mini-series “R.A.N. Remote Area Nurse”; and an adaptation of George Johnston’s classic “My Brother Jack” for Network Ten.

John has also written and directed two short films: “Cool White” and “He. She. It.”

He has won 4 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards for television drama and 2 AFI Screenwriting Awards together with Sue Smith. He is a past recipient of both a Foxtel Fellowship and the AWG Dorothy Crawford Award for Contributions to the Field of Script Editing.

Australian Screenwriter John Alsop
John Alsop