John Lonie

Writer | Script Editor | Author

John Lonie is a screenwriter, playwright, script editor and book author.

John co-wrote the feature film Kokoda, directed by Alister Grierson. John wrote the television program Frankie's House, three episodes of the AFI Award winning mini-series The Paper Man and he script doctored the AFI award winning mini-series True Believers.  Other screenwriting credits include A Country Practice, Rescue, Willesee's Australians and GP.  John is regularly engaged as a script editor for features and his script editing credits include Japanese Story, Beneath Clouds, Dogwatch and No Man's Land. John has had five plays professional produced by companies such as State Theatre Company of South Australia, NIDA and St. Martin's Theatre. John's prose work includes his three novellas Act of Love (Blackwattle Press) and other short stories published in various anthologies.

John was Co-Head of Scriptwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School from 2000 to 2008.  John's current feature script Tiger Tiger has been funded by Screen Queensland.

John recently wrote two episodes for the Seven Productions show A Place To Call Home for Foxtel, as well as finishing a novel manuscript and developing an original television series.

John’s novel “The Woman From Saint-Germain” was published with Simon & Schuster in 2019. His second novel is due to publish in 2020.

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