Success stories

The Australian Writers’ Guild’s Pathways initiative has enjoyed great success since its inception in 2010

Success stories

In 2017 the program was re-launched with the exciting new Pathways Prime and Showcase portal. Since then over a dozen projects from Pathways Showcase have been optioned. More than 30 projects and Pathways Showcase writers have received Scripted Ink funding for script development.

Projects that have been optioned include:

  • Three Crooked Kings by Justin Monjo (now in development)
  • Mrs Burswood by Arky Michael and Kym Vercoe
  • Lucid by Philip Tarl Denison (now in production)
  • Minding Gavin by Robyn Winslow (now in development)
  • Evergreen by Jacklyn Bassanelli
  • One Year Later by Christian White (now in development)
  • Lost in the Dark by Christopher W. Bailey
  • Mish Mash by Elizabeth Dias and Russell Bywater
  • Croak by Shane Brady (now in development)
  • Black Creek by Eloise Healey and Jessica Brookman (now in development)
  • The Princess and the Bear by Gina Lambropoulos (now in development)
  • Mayfield by Gemma Crofts
  • Sleepwalker by Matt Wheeldon (now in development)
  • Tigress by Jane Hampson (now in development)
  • Another Time by Heather Wilson
  • Bayou by Becca Johnstone

Projects that have received Scripted Ink* development funding include:

  • Three Crooked Kings by Justin Monjo
  • Mrs Burswood by Arky Michael and Kym Vercoe
  • Helena by Katherine Thomson
  • God’s 17 by Nir Shelter and Tai Schrivener
  • Meridian by Ryan Van Dijk and Alexei Mizin
  • Private Universe by Brendan Luno
  • The Recogniser by Chris Aronsten
  • Small Town by Ella Rory and Lachlan Marks
  • Vestal Virgins by Ellie Beaumont
  • Dear Evelyn by Warren Coleman and Steve Abbott
  • The Peacemaker by Max Walker
  • CatGod by Chris Phillips & Chris Burke
  • Martingale by Harry Aletras
  • Black Creek by Eloise Healey & Jessica Brookman
  • Evergreen by Jacklyn Bassanelli
  • Race with the Devil by Adam Spellicy
  • Tigress by Jane Hampson
  • Shining Light by Matt Ford
  • Another Time by Heather Wilson
  • Awake by C.S. McMullen
  • The Creeps by Ian Simmons
  • Oblong Days by John Alsop
  • Stranded by Judi McCrossin
  • Underworld by Peter Gawler
  • Traces of Nuts by Kristen Dunphy & Michelle Offen
  • Exit This Way by Cathy Strickland
  • The Surgeon’s Knife by Matt Ford
  • Preconception by Jacklyn Bassanelli

 * Please note Scripted Ink board members and Scripted Ink staff are not eligible for Scripted Ink funding.*

Pathways is proudly supported by

Screen Australia
Scripted Ink
Australian Writers Guild