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Dean Parker

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 Dean Parker

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Dean Parker

2013 Arts Foundation Laureate Dean Parker has written extensively for stage, television, radio and print. Alongside his own projects, he has shown himself as a skilled adaptor of everyone from Nicky Hager (The Hollow Men) to Ronald Hugh Morrieson (movie classic Came a Hot Friday).

He knew a lot about all sorts of things, from the origins of trade unionism to our literary history. He had the instincts of a social historian, but with a very mischievous eye to go with his nose for gossip.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Life's a Riot

Life's a Riot

Writer

2008

 Spooked

Spooked

Script Editor

2004

 Street Legal

Street Legal

Writer

2000 - 2005

 Greenstone

Greenstone

Creator
Writer

1999

 Greenstone - Episode One

Greenstone - Episode One

Creator

1999

 Share the Dream

Share the Dream

Writer

1997

 Cover Story

Cover Story

Writer

1995 - 1996

 An Immigrant Nation - Just Slightly A People Apart

An Immigrant Nation - Just Slightly A People Apart

Research

1994

 Gold

Gold

Writer
Creator

1991

 Old Scores

Old Scores

Writer

1991

 Betty's Bunch

Betty's Bunch

Writer

1990

 Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

Writer
Director

1990

 Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett

Writer

1988

 Roche

Roche

Creator
Writer

1985

 Came a Hot Friday

Came a Hot Friday

Writer

1984

 Mortimer's Patch

Mortimer's Patch

Writer

1980 - 1984

 Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Opening Night

Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Opening Night

Writer

1978

 30 Minute Theatre: Rugby Burns

30 Minute Theatre: Rugby Burns

Writer

1976

 30 Minute Theatre: The Touch of Class

30 Minute Theatre: The Touch of Class

Writer

1976

 Something to Look Forward To

Something to Look Forward To

Writer

1976

 Close to Home

Close to Home

Writer

1975 - 1983

 Buck House

Buck House

Writer

1974 - 1975


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

2013 Arts Foundation Laureate Award

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film: for Life's A Riot

1998 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Television Drama Script: for Share the Dream

1992 New Zealand Film Awards
Best Film Screenplay (shared with Greg McGee): for Old Scores

1986 Listener Film and Television Awards
Best Screenplay - Adaptation (shared with Ian Mune): for Came A Hot Friday