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Dave Armstrong

Writer

Dave Armstrong writes plays, books, award-winning comedy shows (Spin Doctors) and dramas (quake tale Hope and Wire). He also plays trumpet. Armstrong has been creating comedy alongside director Danny Mulheron since childhood, including Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby — the tale of an un PC teacher — and Samoan family comedy The Semisis. 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. Dave Armstrong

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Kiwi Christmas

2017, Writer - Film

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Great War Stories 2 - Ettie Rout

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - The Executed Five

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - The Harper Brothers

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

2015, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Bess and the War Horses

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Lady Liverpool

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

2014, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

2014, Writer - Television

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Billy

2011, Writer - Television

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Spies and Lies

2010, Writer - Television

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The Pretender - Series Two, Episode One

2008, Political Advisor - Television

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Facelift - Series Four, Episode One

2007, Writer - Television

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bro'Town - Morningside Story

2005, Script Editor - Television

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

2005 - 2006, Writer - Television

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

2005, Writer - Television

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Facelift - Series Three, Episode One

2005, Writer, Script Editor - Television

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Facelift - Series Two, Episode One

2005, Script Editor - Television

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

2005, Writer - Television

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bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Script Editor - Television

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bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Script Editor - Television

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Facelift - Best of 2004

2004, Script Editor - Television

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Facelift - First Episode

2004, Script Editor - Television

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Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, Writer - Television

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Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

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Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

1997, Writer - Television

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The Semisis

1996 - 1997, Writer - Television

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The Semisis - First Episode

1996, Creator, Writer, Story, Associate Producer - Television

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Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Writer - Television

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Skitz

1993 - 1997, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

1992, Writer - Television

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Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, Writer - Television

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Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, Writer - Television

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, Lead Writer - Television

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Public Eye

1988 - 1989, Writer - Television

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Public Eye - First Episode

1988, Writer - Television