I studied 'Digital Film and Television Production' at JMC Academy Sydney, as well as short courses run by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School before writing/ producing a community TV comedy show which aired 4 seasons in Sydney.
I’ve co-written horror/ thriller features and had success writing and producing short comedy films in Australia. While I do work on the production side of things when I can, I'm predominantly a screenwriter.
I'm happy to collaborate with other writers as part of a team, recently have been working as a freelance script editor/ consultant and am always looking for a new project.
Name: Daniel Stawanski
Lives in: Wollongong, Australia
Occupation: Screenwriter and Script Consultant
Film (short) Writer A dry-cleaner kidnapped by a group of ruthless mobsters must win one hand of poker in order to stay alive.
In Wollongong Tonight
Television Co writer, producer, co director A comedy show that aired four seasons (49 episodes) on community TV in Sydney. It combined characters, sketches, interviews and scripted behind the scenes drama.
The Way Wollongong Was
Film (short) Writer, producer An educational look back at the history of Wollongong. There may be some slight liberties taken with the 'facts.'
‘Hot 100’ placement in the Capital Funds screenplay competition
Quarter Finalist in the Stage 32 2nd Annual Search For New Blood screenwriting contest
Top 10 Semi Finalist (Horror/ thriller) Nashville Film Festival screenplay competition
Semi Finalist (Horror/ thriller)The Screenplay Festival screenwriting competition
Quarter Finalist (Comedy) Championship Screenwriting contest
Best New Talent winner: Cracker Comedy’s Funnybone 500 film festival
Best Local Film winner: Short Sited 12
Best Comedy Program winner: National Antenna Awards