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Dave Armstrong

Dave Armstrong writes sketches, plays, novels and award-winning comedy shows (Spin Doctors). He also plays trumpet. Armstrong has been creating comedy alongside director Danny Mulheron since childhood, including their un-PC classroom comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby. Armstrong also co-wrote award-winning play Niu Sila with bro'Town's Oscar Kightley, which chronicles the friendship between a polynesian and a palagi.

Just about everything I have learnt about literary and dramatic structure has a parallel in classical music composition. Good dialogue has a rhythm, so if you have a musical ear you can hear it when it works. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Hope and Wire

Hope and Wire

Writer

2014

 Billy

Billy

Writer

2011

 Spies and Lies

Spies and Lies

Writer

2010

 Anzac Songs

Anzac Songs

Writer

2007

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

Writer

2005 - 2006

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Writer

2005

 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

Writer

2005

 bro'Town - Morningside Story

bro'Town - Morningside Story

Writer

2005

 bro'Town - Get Rucked

bro'Town - Get Rucked

Script Editor

2004

 bro'Town - The Weakest Link

bro'Town - The Weakest Link

Writer

2004

 Spin Doctors - Election Special

Spin Doctors - Election Special

Writer

2002

 The Strip

The Strip

Writer

2002 - 2003

 Spin Doctors

Spin Doctors

Writer

2001 - 2003

 Willy Nilly (TV Series)

Willy Nilly (TV Series)

Writer

2001 - 2003

 Bookenz

Bookenz

Subject

2000

 Target

Target

Writer

1999 - 2012

 The Semisis

The Semisis

Writer

1998

 Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

Writer

1997

 Cover Story

Cover Story

Writer

1995 - 1996

 Skitz

Skitz

Writer

1993 - 1997

 Away Laughing

Away Laughing

Writer

1991 - 1992

 Public Eye

Public Eye

Writer

1988 - 1989

 Public Eye - Episode One

Public Eye - Episode One

Writer

1988


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

2014 SWANZ Scriptwriter Awards (NZ Writers Guild)
Nominated for Best Television Drama Episode (with Gaylene Preston): for Hope and Wire, Episode Five

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Comedy (with Danny Mulheron and Tom Scott): for Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby

2003 New Zealand Television Awards
Best Script - Comedy (shared with Roger Hall and James Griffin): for Spin Doctors: Series 3

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama/Comedy - Television (with Michael Bennett, Warren Friend, Kerry Jimson, Donna Malane and Danny Mulheron): for Skitz