CO-WRITER
JUSTIN MONJO

Justin is an award winning writer for both screen and stage. Justin was head writer and co-executive producer on the cult series FARSCAPE (SyFy Channel). He recently wrote the mini-series PETER ALLEN: NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR for Shine Australia, the award winning series THE CODE for ABC/Playmaker, and the highly rated Seven Network mini- series NEVER TEAR US APART: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INXS. Justin is currently writing the television adaptation of TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN for ABC/Ambience based on the bestselling novel, and the mini-series BROCK following the life of racing legend Peter Brock for Shine Australia.

He sold a pilot to HBO America called THE BEASTS OF VALHALLA which is still in development. His other extensive credits for television include the widely acclaimed WILDSIDE and the sequel to the award winning ABC mini-series, PAPER GIANTS: THE BIRTH OF CLEO, MAGAZINE WARS.

 

Justin was a co-creator on the high-rating telemovie THE ALICE and he worked on several series of John Edward’s RUSH for the Network Ten. Justin wrote a feature film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music for Phillip Noyce and adapted two of the chapters of Tim Winton’s THE TURNING for the critically acclaimed feature film: AQUIFER for director Robert Connolly and SAND for director Stephen Page. He is working on several feature screenplays including THE KEEP for Peter Weir, STORM BOY for Ambience, CANE for Animal Logic and Robert Luketic (high concept family animation) and JUNGLE for Greg Maclean to direct (based on the true life story of a young Australian man lost in the Bolivian jungle). His theatre credits include ROMEO IS BLEEDING (performed in Australia and the US), THAT EYE, THE SKY AND CLOUDSTREET, adapted from Tim Winton’s novel, co-written with Nick Enright. CLOUDSTREET won numerous awards and toured internationally to sold-out theatres and critical acclaim in the US, Europe and Australia