I am a producer, freelance playwright, screenwriter, theater educator and professional actor, based in Adelaide, South Australia who has worked in Film, TV, and Theatre, with forays into other industries and spheres of interest, since 1982.
I have written numerous plays, specifically with a view to extending young actors’ skills, enjoyment and appreciation of live theater, as well as main -stage theater works, one of which was performed at the Adelaide Fringe 2014.
A Theatre Educator and Acting Teacher, I am frequently sought by South Australia’s foremost agencies and specialize in working with young and adult actors toward attaining industry standards of performance.
I am currently developing a number of scripts for stage and television, the former being ‘All Blood Runs Red,’ set in an after-life place where stories of the fallen, and those who survived World War One are brought together in moving reflections of, ‘The war to end all war,’ the latter, a compelling television drama, ‘39.3, °6pm,’ in collaboration with a prominent Swedish producer.
My other interests lie with surfing, Jeet Kun Do, Stage Combat, Physical Theatre, horse riding and intense philosophical discussion over good wine!
I am very open to international collaborative projects and welcome any contact from like-minded, aspirational professionals.
Name: John Doherty
Lives in: Adelaide, Australia
Company: Blue Dingo Productions
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Theatrical Producer, Screenwriter and Dramaturge
Television (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor Responsible for the violent death of a young girl, Isaac with his mother and brother are banished to the Wasteland. Desperate for forgiveness, Isaac seeks a replacement child.
Here I Am
Film (Drama and Family) Actor 'Here I Am' is driven by three generations of Aboriginal women - Karen Lee Burden, her mother Lois and her daughter Rosie. When Karen is released from prison, through a series of chance encounters the women learn that freedom is hard to find when hearts are still broken. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama, Family and Music) Actor Tommy, a gifted teenage composer, dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia - until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. Written by H. Rose
Television (Drama) Actor After the death of his wife and son during childbirth, Claire's father, Jack McLeod, married city girl Ruth Silverman. Tess was the product of this tempestuous but short-lived relationship. Growing up, the two girls had been very close but were separated when Ruth took 5-year-old Tess back to the city. Twenty years later, after Jack's sudden death, his daughters each inherit half of heavily mortgaged Drover's Run. Tess, who recently lost her mother to breast cancer, returns to Drover's in the hopes of cashing out and opening a cafe in the city, but is disappointed to be met with a less-than-rosy financial picture and the open resentment of her older sister. After Claire fires the male workforce, the sisters, with the help of housekeeper Meg Fountain, her daughter Jodi, and local girl Becky, decide to run the property themselves. The tentative -- and presumably temporary -- partnership is the first step in the reunited sisters' effort to heal old wounds, improve their relationship, and... Written by warrior rabbit
Television (Fantasy and Family) Actor A group of kids try to run a successful riverboat business with the help of some ghostly friends.
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Financed outside the political funding system now controlling the Australian film industry, Maslin Beach demonstrates an interesting filmmaking strategy - no costumes, no sets, one location and action contained within real time. The film features a huge cast of over forty performers, ranging from noted actors such as Edmund Pegge, Gary Waddell, Nick Gill, Eliza Lovell and Noel Purdon, to cameo performances by table top dancers, sex workers and opera singers - all performing naked for this seaside extravaganza. A day on a beach like no other in the world... Enjoy! Written by Anonymous
The New Adventures of Black Beauty
Television (Adventure and Drama) Actor When teenage girl, Bella, is involved in a shipwreck off the Australian coast, she is saved by a beautiful black horse. Suffering from amnesia after her ordeal, Bella is cared for by the local doctor. As she tries to remember her past, she is haunted by visions of stolen gold. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>
Shadows of the Heart
Drama by Rod Hardy (Drama and Romance) Second Unit and Third Assistant Director A woman doctor Dr. Kate Munro migrates to Gannet Island off South Australia in 1927. Conflict between traditional religious values and modern scientific medicine ensues as she forms a relationship with two men who are brothers, one a grazer and one a priest. This television mini-series is in the tradition of "Thorn Birds."
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