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About Ray

Hello. I’m an award-winning Australian television comedy writer, performer, screenwriter, copywriter cartoonist and animator with over 20 years’ experience on Australian TV shows like True Story with Hamish & Andy, Spicks & Specks, You’re Skitting Me, Larry the Wonder Pup, Kath & Kim, Rove Live, Kinne Tonight and many, many more.

‘Mission Brown’, a short film I wrote with my good friend Lisa Defazio, based on a story of hers, was recently nominated for ‘Best Comedy Short’ and WON ‘Best International Screenplay’ at The Atlanta Women’s Film Festival 2020’

I’ve written and performed in six Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows and, in 2001, received the inaugural ‘Age Critic’s Award’ and the “Award for Best Show’ the highest honor for live comedy in Australia.

If you'd like help punching up your comedy script, outlining your story, or creating characters, please get in touch.

Unique traits: Ray is also an animator with a pretty good understanding of Toon Boom Harmony, which he used to create cartoons for the ABC kids series 'You're Skitting Me'. See 'animation' in the links menu.

Loglines

  • Lost Aussie Legends

    Lost Aussie Legends Comedy Lost Aussie Legends is an absurd Australian comedy series of six separate (and totally made up) half hour stories about some offbeat Aussie pioneers who never quite made it into the history books.

  • Mission Brown

    Mission Brown Comedy Drama An unappreciated wife takes a messy stand against her self-absorbed and excessively anal husband.

Credits

  • Kinne Tonight

    Kinne Tonight (2019)
    TV Series Writer

  • Pilot Week

    Pilot Week (2018)
    TV Series Writer

  • True Story with Hamish & Andy

    True Story with Hamish & Andy (2017)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Hamish & Andy sit down with everyday Australians who recount hilarious true stories that happened to them, with the events in the stories being recreated by Australian actors in filmed dramatisations.

  • Ask the Doctor

    Ask the Doctor (2017)
    Television (Documentary) Writer Ask the Doctor addresses the latest in medical treatments and the future of health care as we know it. From how to treat the common cold to the future of genetics, our medical experts deliver the latest advice to help us live healthy lives.

  • True Story with Hamish & Andy

    True Story with Hamish & Andy (2016 - 2017)
    Television by Radio Karate Writer Hamish & Andy sit down with everyday Australians to hear their hilarious true stories, while Australia’s favourite actors and comedians bring their stories to life.

  • You're Skitting Me

    You're Skitting Me (2012 - 2016)
    Television (Comedy) Writer A group of school kids create a funny skit show for people's amusement. They try to only to use kids on the show as to relate to younger viewers however they do use a couple of adults in a few of their skits.

  • Open Slather

    Open Slather (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Writer An Australian sketch show full of crazy and hilarious short stories.

  • Family Feud

    Family Feud (2014)
    Television Writer

  • This Week Live

    This Week Live (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • WAC! The World Animal Championships

    WAC! The World Animal Championships (2013)
    Television (Family) Writer WAC is animals battling it out for wildlife supremacy in the WAC-Arena. Covering many unique categories we scour the land, oceans and skies to find ultimate animals in unique categories - Scariest, Grossest and even Most Romantic. These and more will be answered in this fact-packed comedy series for inquisitive children. Written by Tim McGahan

  • Problems

    Problems (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Writer The hilariously mundane day to day life of Sam Simmons and the characters that surround him.....including the moths in his couch.

  • Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight

    Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Talk-Show) Writer dam Hills returns to Gordon Street in a unique take on the traditional tonight show - with monologue, interviews and top musical acts, plus spontaneous and unpredictable interactions with the studio audience.

  • Adam Hills in Gordon  Street Tonight

    Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight (2011)
    Television Head Writer

  • The Wedge

    The Wedge (2007)
    Television (Comedy) Writer A sketch comedy series set in Wedgedale, a mythical suburban paradise full of disturbingly real characters who show a curious loyalty for the place they call home.

  • Real Stories

    Real Stories (2006)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Comedy Inc.

    Comedy Inc. (2003 - 2006)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Sketch Comedy series, predominantly featuring send-ups and impersonations, but with the occasional original sketch.

  • Let Loose Live

    Let Loose Live (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Axed after just two episodes, this was a disastrous Australian version of the long-running US comedy show Saturday Night Live (1975).

  • Rove

    Rove (2005)
    Television Head Writer

  • Hamish & Andy

    Hamish & Andy (2004)
    Television (Comedy) Writer A comedy talk show that was criticised as unfunny and was promptly axed.

  • Kath & Kim

    Kath & Kim (2004)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia.

  • The Big Schmooze

    The Big Schmooze (2000 - 2001)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Russell Gilbert Was Here!

    Russell Gilbert Was Here! (2001)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Russell Gilbert Live

    Russell Gilbert Live (2000)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Late Report

    The Late Report (1999)
    Television (Comedy) Writer This short-lived attempt to revive live comedy on Channel 7 was a combination of interviews, popular culture, trivia and topical current affairs with a light hearted bent. The program was equally hosted by all the those credited in the cast, although Richard Stubbs took a leading role. The program was initially the second half hour in an hour, and was preceded by a woefully bad 'The Big News'. Soon, however, 'The Big News' was axed and 'The Late Report' took over the entire hour. Written by Benjamin Sharp <absharp@hotmail.com>

  • Totally Full Frontal

    Totally Full Frontal (1998 - 1999)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Full Frontal

    Full Frontal (1997)
    Television (Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Writer The series began screening shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward (from which Full Frontal derived) ended. Full Frontal retained the same general format of Fast Forward. It was formatted in a way such as to create the effect of someone continuously channel surfing; after the punchline of each sketch, it would abruptly switch to the next as if the viewer had switched channels. Written by zzzorf

  • Spicks and Specks

    Spicks and Specks
    Television (Comedy and Game-Show) Writer Adam Hills hosts this lighthearted music quiz show.The two teams are captained by Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough.

  • Rove Live

    Rove Live
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Writer This was a variety, talk show that featured an ensemble cast, who presented various segments throughout the course of the show.

Awards

  • Atlanta Women’s Film Festival 2020 – Winner - Best International Screenplay – MISSION BROWN – Writte
    (2020)

  • Atlanta Women’s Film Festival 2020 – Nominated - Best Comedy Screenplay Short – MISSION BROWN – Writ
    (2020)

  • ACCTA Nomination – Best Children’s Television Series – YOU’RE SKITTING ME S2 Head Writer
    (2013)

  • Logie Nomination – Most Outstanding Children’s Program – YOU’RE SKITTING ME S1 Head Writer
    (2012)

  • Barry Award for Best Show - BRIAN MUNICH & FRIENDS Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2001 – Writer/Performer
    (2001)

  • The Age Newspaper Critics Award - BRIAN MUNICH & FRIENDS Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2001 – Writer/Performer
    (2001)

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