One Year Later

Christian White


Arthur, a 36-year-old State Parliament Librarian, spends a decade searching for his kidnapped daughter, then another decade searching for her killer.


Arthur Keegan, not the greatest husband or father, loses his daughter before losing himself. When his daughter Maggie is kidnapped his world is turned upside down and the search for her becomes his primary focus. As years pass and his daughter’s trail becomes cold, he becomes more single-minded and unhinged. …

About Christian White

Christian White is a Melbourne-based screenwriter who co-created the television series Carnivores with Tony Ayres, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV. Carnivores is inspired by his pilot script One Year Later, winner of the 2014 AWG Think Inside The Box competition.

His debut novel, Decay Theory, follows a Melbourne woman who questions her identity after an American accountant claims she is the child who was abducted as a two year old from Kentucky. Decay Theory recently won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, and will be published in 2018 through Affirm Press.

Christian co-wrote the feature film, Relic, which will be produced by Carver Films (Snowtown, Partisan). Relic is a psychological horror film which follows a mother and daughter who search an isolated town for their missing grandmother. Creeping dread turns to sheer panic as they confront their worst fears and face a sinister manifestation of aged dementia. The film has received funding support through Screen Australia, and will be directed by Natalia Erika James.

His short film Creswick, co-written with Natalie Erika James, was recently nominated for a 2017 AWGIE Award for Best Short Form screenplay. He has also written short films Coma – which screened at Tropfest – and Small, supported through Open Channel’s Raw Nerve initiative, which screened at the opening night of Palm Springs International ShortFest.

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