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Tony Ayres


  (1961 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    RGM Artist Group  

Tony Ayres is an award-winning showrunner, writer and director in television and feature films. He is also one of the founding members of Matchbox Pictures. Tony is currently the Executive Producer for the upcoming series Glitch for the ABC, Nowhere Boys Series 2 for ABC3 and The Family Law for SBS. He has also just finished directing his third feature film, Cut Snake. He was also the Executive Producer on the series Old School for the ABC and The Devil's Playground for Foxtel. Previously, Tony was the showrunner on Nowhere Boys Series 1, which won an AACTA, Logie, and a Prix Jeunesse International 2014 award. He was also the showrunner and director on The Slap, which has been aired around the world, and has won a multitude of awards, including 5 AACTA Awards and nominations for a BAFTA and an International Emmy. Tony's other scripted television work includes producing the comedy series Bogan Pride, directing the telemovie Saved, and Executive Producing the telemovieUnderground. His first feature Walking on Water won the "Teddy Award" at Berlin in 2002 and won 5 AFI awards, and second feature film, The Home Song Stories, also premiered at Berlin and won 24 Australian and international awards including 8 AFI Awards.

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        Fat Boy, The

Fat Boy, The

Trevor is everything youre not supposed to be - hes fat, hes gay, hes effeminate, and hes looking for love. But everything that Trevor touches turns to shit. Every life he comes into contact with goes ballistically wrong. It starts with him baby sitting. The baby dies. He then befriends two young lovers, Megan and James, who split up when Trevor inadvertently outs James. Even Trevors clairvoyant mother, Hope, is not immune to the curse of the Fat Boy. Will Trevor ever find love? Will anyone else survive? A cross between Oedipus Rex and The Benny Hill Show, The Fat Boy is a domestic horror story about love, fate and poo foo valves.


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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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