JOHN KACHOYAN is a queer regionally-based Armenian-Australian writer and director who began his career in theatre. He was a Creator on Impact Australia 2 (mentored by Stuart Beattie) developing sci-fi feature GAIA, now attached to Hoodlum & Gentle Giant Media. His TV series, ELLIE RUINS EVERYTHING, co-created with Lou Sanz, is in development with Orange Entertainment Co and Gambit Media, after launching on AWG’s Pathways Program.
As director, John’s on Film Victoria’s Key Talent Register, completing a Director’s Attachment on THE BLAKE MYSTERIES for Channel 7/December Media. Prior to this, he created and toured several multiaward-winning theatre productions across Australia and internationally. He holds an MA in Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, studied script-editing at AFTRS and originally trained as a playwright at NIDA.
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