Alistair Baldwin

Alistair Baldwin

Alistair Baldwin is a screenwriter, comedian, director and playwright.

His credits include writing ‘Bound’ – the third episode of SBS’ AACTA-nominated anthology Erotic Stories – as well as staff writing on ABC’s The Weekly, Hard Quiz, At Home Alone Together and Get Krack!n (the latter in which he also stars in as overworked personal assistant Matthew).

Alistair served as head writer for Live & Proud (the official global broadcast of the Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert) and was both head writer and host of ABC’s disability arts special ReFrame 2022.

Alistair directed the second episode of SBS’ award-winning series Latecomers. Initially brought on for development services during early plotting, Alistair made this directorial debut as part of a series-long attachment with director Madeleine Gottlieb (through SBS’ Diversity Talent Escalator program). Latecomers was selected to screen at Séries Mania 2023, received the SDIN Award at the 21st Annual SPA Awards and won Best Online Drama or Comedy at the 2024 AACTA Awards.

Alistair’s debut play Telethon Kid premiered at Malthouse Theatre in 2023. Telethon Kid was shortlisted for the Griffin Award (recognising an outstanding play or performance text) and Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.Alistair has provided freelance narrative development on a range of projects – including Amazon Original Deadloch, Stan Original Year Of and ABC’s upcoming Death In Paradise spin-off Return To Paradise. He is currently co-writing a feature adaptation of the bestselling kids book 45+47 Stella Street with Vidya Rajan.

In 2024, Alistair was featured on Inside Film Magazine‘s list of ‘Rising Talents’ in the screen industry.

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