Blake Ayshford


Blake Ayshford is a multi-award winning screenwriter.

Blake’s feature film Cut Snake, directed by Tony Ayres, premiered at the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival and screened at the Toronto and Edinburgh International Film Festivals. Blake was nominated for Best Original Film Screenplay AWGIE, and most recently at the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards. 

Blake wrote 2 of 4 episodes of the Matchbox Pictures/ABC miniseries, Barracuda, which won the 2016 AWGIE for Best Television Miniseries Adaptation based on the Christos Tsiolkas novel and he also Script Produced the series with Belinda Chayko. He Script Produced and wrote two episodes of the Ambience Entertainment’s recent drama Tomorrow, When the War Began, based on the bestselling novel.

His many television credits include the following: telemovie An Accidental Soldier, nominated for an AWGIE, the 2013 Queensland Literary Award for Drama and the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards; The Devil’s Playground (as Producer, Showrunner and Writer), winning the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries and being nominated for the 2014 AWGIE; Love My Way and The Alice for Southern Star; Crownies for Screentime; The Cooks for Chapman Pictures, (Winner 2003 QLD Premier’s Award for Scriptwriting); McLeod's Daughters for Millenium Pictures and My Place and The Straits for Matchbox Pictures. The Straits scripts won the 2012 AWGIE Television Miniseries - Original and one of Blake's script was individually shortlisted for the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards for Best Television Script.

Blake has created a new drama, Fighting Season, with Goalpost Pictures which is currently in post-production, and will air on Foxtel in 2018. He has written episodes and is the showrunner/producer.

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