Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Peter has created a number of television series, beginning in 2002 with The Insider’s Guide to Happiness which he wrote at the age of 24, and went on to be produced by TVNZ, picking up six awards at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards, including best script and best drama series, screening on SBS and the Australia Network.

Since then, Peter has developed and/or created TV series’ in both drama and comedy, that have won more than 30 NZ Film and TV awards, and have been distributed in Australia, Canada, the UK, Asia and Europe, with format rights being sold in countries as diverse as Russia and the US.

He has also been the recipient of the Buddle-Findlay Sargeson Writer’s Fellowship, and won best new NZ Playwright at the Wellington Chapman Tripp theatre awards.

Peter is currently developing the TV series Edgewater with Goalpost pictures, set in Australia, and regularly travels back and forth between New Zealand and Australia.

Peter Cox

Currently In Development

EDGEWATER – television series, drama – (Creator/Writer), Goalpost Pictures Australia
BLOODLINES – television series, drama – (Developed by), Pukeko Pictures/Weta Workshop NZ

 

Television

AGENT ANNA (Series 1)
Story by, Script Editor
6 Part, ½ hour comedy series                             Great Southern, TVNZ 2012
THE CULT
Creator, Writer
13 Part, 1-hour drama series                              Great Southern, TVNZ 2010
THIS IS NOT MY LIFE
Developed by, Story by, Writer
13 Part, 1-hour drama series                              GRST, TVNZ 2009
THE PRETENDER (Series 2)
Creator, Writer
8 Part, ½ hour comedy series                             Great Southern, TVNZ 2008
THE PRETENDER (Series 1)
Creator, Writer
6 Part, ½ hour comedy series                             Great Southern, TVNZ 2007
TALENT
Writer, Director
Comedy, 1 x ½ hour                                           Eleven Media, TVNZ 2007
THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO LOVE
Creator, Writer
7 Part, 1-hour drama series                                Gibson Group, TVNZ 2006
THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO HAPPINESS
Creator, Writer, Storyline
12 Part, 1-hour drama series                              Gibson Group, TVNZ 2004

 

Theatre & Radio Plays

THE SWANS
Radio New Zealand 2006
VERY LUCKY PEOPLE
Hagley Theatre Company 2005
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEBBLE
Bats Theatre 2003
THE EXPERT
Circa Theatre, Wellington 2003
HEARTBEAT
Radio New Zealand 2002
THE PLUM TREE
The ‘Young and Hungry’ Arts Trust Initiative 2002
FIVE SHORT SEMINARS ON HOW TO
DISCIPLINE YOUR DOG

McKenzie Theatre, Wellington 2001

 

Awards, Nominations & Official Selections

Winner, Best TV Series – Air New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2011
‘This is Not My Life’ (Developed by/Story by/Writer)
Nominated – Best Drama Series; New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2010
‘The Cult’ (Creator/Writer)
Nominated, Best Comedy Series – Air New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2009
‘The Pretender, Series 2’ (Creator/Writer)
Nominated, Best Comedy Series; Nominated, Best Script – Air New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2007
‘The Pretender, Series 1’ (Creator/Writer)
Winner, Best TV Series – Qantas New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2006
‘The Insider’s Guide to Love’ (Creator/Writer)
Winner, Best Production – Christchurch Theatre Awards, 2005
‘Very Lucky People’ (Writer)
Recipient of the Bundle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, 2005
Writer’s Residency, Sargeson Centre, Auckland NZ
Official Selection, ‘INPUT’ International Public Television Screening Conference, San Francisco, USA, 2005
‘The Insider’s Guide to Happiness’ (Creator/Writer)
Winner, Best Television Series – Air New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2004
‘The Insider’s Guide to Happiness’ (Creator/Writer)
Winner, Best Script (Story); Nominated, Best Script – Air New Zealand Film and Television Awards, 2004
‘The Insider’s Guide to Happiness’ (Writer)
Best New New Zealand Playwright – Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 2002
‘The Plum Tree’ (Writer)

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