- Scriptwriting: Words For Film, TV & Theatre Actors
Saturday 8 June
- Crime & Mystery: Whodunit & Who Wrote It? (Part 2)
Sunday 9 June
Christian is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, was published in 2018 and won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.
He also co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan). The film has received funding support through Screen Australia and Film Victoria, and will be directed by Natalie Erika James. He has also written several short films that have screened at film festivals around the world, including Creswick, which won Best Short Form Script at the 2017 Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards.
Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of ‘day jobs’ before he was able to write fulltime, including food cart driver on a golf course and video editor for an adult film company. He now spends his days writing from home in Melbourne, where he lives with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy. He has a passion for true crime podcasts, Stephen King and anything to do with Bigfoot.
‘Christian White proves to be an exciting new voice in crime fiction with his debut novel.’
‘[White] is a born storyteller, one who seems to instinctively understand the weave off a proper yarn, and The Nowhere Child is tight, gripping and impressive in all the right places.’
The Saturday Paper (July 2018)