Sue Smith


Sue Smith is a multi-award winning screenwriter, playwright and script editor.   Her recent screen credits include co-writer of Saving Mr Banks, produced by Disney Pictures in 2013, ABC telemovie MABO (screened SFF in 2012 and winning an AWGIE and Queensland Literary Award), ABC miniseries Bastard Boys (won AFI Award for Best Screenplay in Television), feature film Peaches (nominated AWGIE Award) and SBS miniseries RAN, which Sue co-wrote with John Alsop and Alice Addison, receiving another AFI Award for Best Screenplay in Television. Other credits include telemovies Temptation and The Road From Coorain, and, in partnership with John Alsop, ABC series Bordertown, and miniseries The Leaving of Liverpool and Brides of Christ, both of which won AWGIE and AFI awards.

Her first stage play Thrall, was produced by Tamarama Rock Surfers in 2006 and In the Violet Time was showcased at the National Play Festival 2008. Sue’s professional theatre debut, Strange Attractor, received a very successful premiere at the Griffin Theatre in 2009. Sue also wrote the libretto for Rembrandt’s Wife, which premiered at the Victorian Opera, and won the 2010 AWGIE award for Music Theatre. Her adaptation of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata premiered at the State Theatre Company of South Australia to rave reviews. Her play Kryptonite was produced by State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Sydney Theatre Company in 2014 to rave reviews and was nominated for Best Play at the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards. Her newest play, Machu Picchu, starred Lisa McCune in the 2016 program for the Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia.

For enquiries regarding Sue Smith please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.