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

Kiwi Christmas

2017, Writer - Film

Great War Stories 2 - Ettie Rout

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Executed Five

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Harper Brothers

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

2015, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Bess and the War Horses

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Lady Liverpool

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

2014, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

2014, Writer - Television

Billy

2011, Writer - Television

The Pretender - Series Two, Episode One

2008, Political Advisor - Television

bro'Town - Morningside Story

2005, Script Editor - Television

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby

2005 - 2006, Writer - Television

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period Three: Human Relationships

2005, Writer - Television

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

2005, Writer - Television

bro'Town - Get Rucked

2004, Script Editor - Television

bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

2004, Script Editor - Television

Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Writer - Television

The Strip

2002 - 2003, Writer - Television

Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Writer - Television

Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

1997, Writer - Television

The Semisis

1996 - 1997, Writer - Television

The Semisis - First Episode

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

Cover Story

1995 - 1996, Writer - Television

Skitz

1993 - 1997, Writer - Television

Shortland Street

1992, Writer - Television

Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, Writer - Television

Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, Writer - Television

Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, Lead Writer - Television

Public Eye

1988 - 1989, Writer - Television

Public Eye - First Episode

1988, Writer - Television