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Kristen Dunphy

Kristen Dunphy

Television Writer

Kristen Dunphy has 25 years’ experience writing, story producing and script editing drama for Australian television. In 2012, she was awarded the Foxtel Fellowship in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to Australian screenwriting.

She is the recipient of three AWGIE Awards,  Best Mini-Series Television Drama for THE STRAITS (ABC/Matchbox) 2012, Best Television Series Drama for EASTWEST 101 (SBS/Knapman Wyld) 2008 and Best Television Series Episode WHITE COLLAR BLUE (Network 10/Knapman Wyld) 2003. Kristen has been nominated for numerous other awards, including two NSW Literary Awards and two AFI’s for screenwriting.

She has written extensively for the ABC on series such as MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, WILDSIDE, FALLEN ANGELS, LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD, SOMETHING IN THE AIR, GP, HEARTLAND, starring Ernie Dingo and Cate Blanchett, CORRELLI, starring Hugh Jackman and PULSE.  Kristen’s telemovie credits include BLACKJACK SWEET SCIENCE (Jigsaw/Channel 10 and BBC1 (UK), starring Colin Friels, Vince Colosimo and Chris Haywood and SMALL CLAIMS WHITE WEDDING (RB Films/Channel 10). Kristen wrote multiple episodes of the long running series A PLACE TO CALL HOME (Foxtel).

She has written a variety of programs for children and teenagers including HEARTBREAK HIGH, BLUE WATER HIGH, MIRROR MIRROR, THE FERALS, PLAYSCHOOL, CONSPIRACY 365 for the Movie Channel and READY FOR THIS.

Kristen co-created and co-wrote the mini-series THE PRINCIPAL (Essential Media) which was nominated for Best Mini-Series Original at the 2015 AWGIE Awards; a New Creators Award 2015 Mannheim Heidelberg Film Festival in Germany and AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Mini Series.

Kristen created, co-wrote and produced WAKEFIELD, an 8 x 1 hour miniseries for Jungle Entertainment, the ABC and BBC Studios.  The series screened on Showtime in the US in October 2021.  Kristen is currently adapting an iconic Australia novel for Carver Films and Wiip.

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