Warwick Holt

Warwick Holt

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

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.)
Writer, Creator
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.)
Writer
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.)
Writer

2007-       The Devil’s In The Details – feature screenplay (optioned, in development)
Writer
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)
Writer
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.)
Writer

2008       We’re Doomed… DOOOMED!!  – feature screenplay
Writer
Shortlisted for Film Victoria’s New Feature Writers program (2008).

2008        Falls TV  – sketches shown between bands at Falls Festival (various lengths)
Writer

2007        The Sideshow  – ABC television comedy series (25 x 52 min.)
Writer

2007        Forlorn Gaze: The Big Break episode of Ministry of Truth – ABC (JTV) television comedy series (3 min.)
Writer

2007       Ministry of Truth Episode 1: Democracy – satirical TV series pilot (26 min.)
Key writer
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.)
Writer

2004-06    The Glass House – ABC television comedy series (86 x 26 min.)
Writer

2005    Scav Hunt – TV game show format
Creator
3rd Place, Asia TV Forum Superpitctch
Recipient of a Travel Grant from the Australian Film Commission.

2004   Sells Like Teen Spirit – feature screenplay
Writer
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

EDUCATION

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.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

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.

 

 

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