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John Cundill John Cundill i(A111940 works by)
Born: Established:
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South Africa,
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Southern Africa, Africa,
; Died: Ceased: Feb 2016
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1988
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BiographyHistory

Cundill is an award-winning writer of television drama, including episodes of the ABC's Janus and Heartland.

Before his arrival in Australia (and–rarely–afterwards), he scripted the following television series, films, and telemovies in South Africa:

  • Westgate (1981)
  • 1922 (1984)
  • The Outcast (1984)
  • The Mantis Project (1985)
  • Jock of the Bushveld (1986)
  • The Angel, the Bicycle and the Chinaman's Finger (1992)

His final recorded script was Askari (2001), an American film set on a South African nature preserve. ('Askari' is generally a term for a local soldier serving in the army of a colonial power in Africa.)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Janus Criminal Justice ( dir. Michael Carson et. al. )agent Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1994-1995 Z1937319 1994-1995 series - publisher film/TV crime

'It's a story about justice...and the corruption of justice. JANUS is about the lawyers, police, judges and magistrates who work with a very imperfect system. The focus of our story will be the new Director of Public Prosecutions Officer, taking over the handling of all Committals for trial - the first sweeping changes recommended by the Janus Taskforce Committee.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/5/2013)

1995 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Jackaroo ( dir. Michael Carson ) Australia : Crawford Productions , 1990 7210373 1990 series - publisher film/TV

'JACKAROO is the story of a wild Australian stockman - a young Indigenous Australian whose struggle to win the woman he loves and claim the land he has inherited erupts into a saga of family love, loyalty, passion and power.'

Source: Screen Australia.

1991 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Telemovie or Mini Series
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