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When a young couple move to a picturesque country town looking for a new start, they stir up an evil determined to use them to bring about the end of all things.

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23rd March 2015:
      Troy Town

13th January 2015:
      Mayday Hill in the news

16th July 2014:
      Mayday Hill in the news

25th March 2014:
      Mayday Hill casts lead

Daniel Feuerriegel (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) is attached to
play the lead in Mayday Hill, an Australian horror/thriller inspired by true events:

24th November 2013:
      Mayday Hill on

Mayday has had a small title change and is now called Mayday Hill.  The movie has been listed on the Internet Movie Database with award winning director Dean Francis (Drown, Road Train) to direct.  Keep an eye on the film’s development here:

1st November 2013:
      Out of Nowhere Live Reading

The live reading of Out of Nowhere will take place on Wednesday 27th November at the Auspicious Incubator, 228 Bank Street, St Melbourne under the direction of award-winning director Corrie Chen

21st October 2013:
      Out of Nowhere Live Reading

Very excited that Out of Nowhere will be staged as a live reading through the Victorian Branch of the Australian Writers Guild in Melbourne towards the end of November!

20th February 2013:
      National Screenwriters Conference

nformation about the conference available at

4th February 2013:
      Out of Nowhere wins Writers Guild competition....

      Shortlist & Winner of 'What's Love Got To Do With It?’

The Australian Writers' Guild congratulates the winner and shortlisted entrants of our 50th Anniversary 'What's Love Got To Do With It?' Screenwriting Competition.

The winning script is Out Of Nowhere by Matthew Barker from Victoria. Matthew wins a 20 February day pass to the NSC to attend the 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?' session, the Shameless Summer Soiree BBQ, and the evening’s entertainment starting with the legendary NSC Trivia Hour, plus a copy of Final Draft 8, a micro-mentorship with one of the panelists of the 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?' session, and his script will be read by renowned producers of the genre.

The two runners up are Kindred by Rachel Kelly from Victoria and Buenos Aires by Brendan Gore from Queensland. Rachel and Brendan will each receive a 20 February day pass to the NSC to attend the 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?' session, the Shameless Summer Soiree BBQ and the evening’s entertainment including Trivia Hour with quizmasters Mac Gudgeon and Jon Stephens.

These scripts have also been added to the AWG’s Pathways Program, an initiative designed to fast-track potential projects by matching the writer with targeted producers and production executives.

The judges were overwhelmed with the quality of scripts received, and commended all writers involved for making the selection process so difficult for them – they agonised over what was a very close call, which is why the announcement has come in slightly late.