ECU student and lecturer wins the 2011 Bill Warnock Award
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Congratulations to ECU PhD student and Scriptwriting lecturer, Damien Spiccia, who is the successful recipient of the Bill Warnock Award for Emerging Screen Writers for his script Beyond the Pale. Damien will receive a support package valued at $6,000. Beyond the Pale is an Australian fantasy in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth with a dose of John Hughes thrown in. The script is about a young woman who is mysteriously cursed to turn into a fox, and the local teenage witch who may the only one who can help her.
Born in Perth, Damien Spiccia graduated from the WA Screen Academy in 2005 and won a Screenwriting WASA the following year for his first musical short, A Trick of the Moonlight. In 2008 he was awarded Link funding for Deep End, a mix of live-action and animation, and in 2010 he was awarded HyperLink funding for his second musical short, Light as a Feather. He has also directed episodes of locally-produced children's TV drama Castaway.