Blake Ayshford

Writer

Blake Ayshford is a multi-award-winning screenwriter.

Most recently Blake created the new drama, Fighting Season, which will air on Foxtel in the second half of 2018. He has written episodes and is the Showrunner/Producer.

Blake wrote and episode of the BBC/ Netflix drama Requiem for New Pictures and before that 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.

His many television credits include the following: script producing and writing two episodes of Tomorrow, When the War Began for Ambience Entertainment;  writing the telemovie An Accidental Soldier, nominated for an AWGIE, the 2013 Queensland Literary Award for Drama and the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards; showrunning/producing and writing The Devil’s Playground , 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’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 at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards. 

Blake is currently writing the adaptation of Louise Doughty’s novel Whatever You Love, for Eleventh Hour Films, being developed for ITV in the UK.

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