Warwick is an experienced screenwriter, who’s written for many of Australia’s top comedians and presenters. He’s been honoured with five AWGIE Awards from the Australian Writers Guild, which sit alongside his gold record and Masters degree in Applied Maths.
His 7 part series BRUCE, a black sitcom about Australia’s first convicts, launched online in 2016, and won awards including Best Drama at the Australian Online Video Awards and critical acclaim. Directed by Tony Rogers, and starring Richard Davies, Angus Sampson and Dave Lawson, the production was funded by Screen Australia after development funding from the ABC and Film Victoria.
Warwick’s been employed since 2012 as a Writer and Web Producer for Network Ten’s nightly news and entertainment show THE PROJECT, writing jokes, sourcing stories, scripting content, and running the show’s website.
Warwick began writing professionally in 2004 for Wil Anderson and Corinne Grant on the ABC’s THE GLASS HOUSE, before moving on to THE SIDESHOW with Paul McDermott, who he continued to write for on Network Ten’s GOOD NEWS WEEK for five years.
Other shows he’s worked for include THE GREAT COMEDY DEBATE, THE COMEDY FESTIVAL ALLSTARS SUPERSHOW, GOOD NEWS WORLD, THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH, and animated series MOB DOWNUNDER.
Warwick has also received development funding for feature screenplays THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS (an apocalyptic satire) and THE BUTTERFLY BALL (an animated musical), which are still in development.
He’s worked in the story rooms for the Nine Network’s HOUSE HUSBANDS and Network Ten’s MR & MRS MURDER.
Warwick wrote, produced, directed and created the music for several documentaries, most notably 2000’s THE PHANDOM MENACE, the story of the impact of the first Star Wars prequel on Australia’s biggest Star Wars fan club, which gained global DVD distribution.
He was a founding member of satirical multimedia War-on-Terror-based band NEW HORIZONS IN VIOLENCE, whose debut 2003 video The World’s Worst Leaders was viewed online over 100,000 times.
He received a gold record for his game design on Frenzal Rhomb’s A Man’s Not a Camel CD-RHOMB, developed when he was IT Manager for Shock Records.
Warwick has spoken at the National Screenwriters’ Conference, the Emerging Writers Festival, and given guest lectures to film and screenwriting students.
He’s also in elite company as one of less than 50 people worldwide with a confirmed Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number, confirming him as a modern Renaissance man across film, music and science.
In his spare time, he runs his own media empire, Media Empire, through which he hopes to attain unassailable control of the global agenda.
Warwick Holt Writer CV
2012-present The Project – Network 10 news/entertainment series (1000+ x 45 min.)
Writer, Web Producer
2016 Bruce – TV narrative comedy series (7 x 10 min.)
Funded by Screen Australia.
Winner, Australian Online Video Awards: Best Drama
Finalist, Australian Online Video Awards: Best Comedy, Best Performance
Honoree, Webby Awards: Film & Video – Best Writing Nomination
Melbourne Webfest: Best Screenplay, Best Australian Comed
Official Selection: DC Web Fest (Washington DC)
T.O. WebFest (Toronto)
2014-15 House Husbands – Channel 9 drama series (2 x 44 min.)
Writing Placement, Consulting Writer
2008-12 Good News Week – Network 10 television comedy series (111 x 44(ish) min.)
Winner, AWGIE Award: Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013).
2007-12 The Great Debate – Network 10 television specials (5 x 78 min.)
2007- The Devil’s In The Details – feature screenplay (optioned, in development)
Finalist in SPAA Holding Redlich Pitching Competition (2006).
Outline selected for Film Victoria’s “Knock Our Socks Off” program (2007).
2008- The Butterfly Ball – feature screenplay (commissioned, in development)
Funded by Film Victoria to write a treatment (2007), first draft script (2008) and second draft treatment (2011).
2011 Good News World – Network 10 TV sketch comedy series (13 x 44 min.)
2008 We’re Doomed… DOOOMED!! – feature screenplay
Shortlisted for Film Victoria’s New Feature Writers program (2008).
2008 Falls TV – sketches shown between bands at Falls Festival (various lengths)
2007 The Sideshow – ABC television comedy series (25 x 52 min.)
2007 Forlorn Gaze: The Big Break episode of Ministry of Truth – ABC (JTV) television comedy series (3 min.)
2007 Ministry of Truth Episode 1: Democracy – satirical TV series pilot (26 min.)
Funded by Arts Queensland.
2007 New Horizons In Violence – mashed media musical satire (48 min.)
Writer, Director, Producer, Composer and Performer
Includes The World’s Worst Leaders, watched by over 100,000 people in 2003.
2006-07 The Mob Downunder – mobile / TV animation (4 x 1 min. + 1 x 11 min.)
2004-06 The Glass House – ABC television comedy series (86 x 26 min.)
2005 Scav Hunt – TV game show format
3rd Place, Asia TV Forum Superpitctch
Recipient of a Travel Grant from the Australian Film Commission.
2004 Sells Like Teen Spirit – feature screenplay
Finalist, The Next Laugh, Australian Screenwriters’ Conference 2004.
Live reading of fourth draft as part of ScreenPlay Melbourne, 2004.
2003 Hard Rock Jukebox – Unleeshed in the East – mockumentary (7 min.)
Writer, Director, Producer and Actor
Screened at Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
2002 Hot Rod Rumble – documentary (10 min.)
Writer, Director and Producer
2000 The PhanDom Menace – documentary (62 min.)
Writer, Producer, Director and Composer
Distributed in Australia through Kaleidoscope and worldwide through MVD.
1999 Just For Laughs? – documentary (26 min.)
Writer, Producer, Director, Composer and Presenter
1997 Dad’s Got The Moose – TV comedy series (7 x 5 min.)
Writer, Producer and Actor
Screened as part of Channel 31’s The Comic Box.
1994 Laugh You Bastards – Channel 31 TV sketch comedy series (6 x 26 min.)
Writer, Associate Producer and Actor
2013 AWG/ABC Animation Writing Masterclass
2011 Robert McKee Comedy & Love Story courses
2009 STITCH Sitcom Workshop (ABC/Film Victoria)
2009 Arista Adaptation Workshop
2009 Arista Genre and Genre Hybrids Workshop
2007 Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive
2002 Certificate IV in Small Business Management (NEIS), RMIT.
2001 VCA School of Film and Television Winter Program.
2000 Robert McKee’s Story course
2000 Dov Simens’ Hollywood Film School.
1994 Master of Science, University of Melbourne, Department of Mathematics.
First Class Honours.
1990 Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne.
First Class Honours.
2001- Media Producer, Media Empire.
1996-2001 Manager of Information Technology, Shock Music Group.
1992 – 96 Postgraduate Scholarship Student and Tutor, Mathematics Department, University of Melbourne.
1991 – 92 Information Consultant, Andersen Consulting.