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Gavin Strawhan

Writer

Award-winning scribe Gavin Strawhan is one of the most experienced screenwriters working in New Zealand television. His extended resume includes writing for, and helping create TV shows Nothing Trivial, Filthy RichJackson's Wharf, Mercy Peak, Burying Brian, kidult hit Being Eve, Kaitangata Twitch and futuristic thriller This is Not My Life. He also co-wrote 2010 feature film Matariki.

Write a lot. Don’t sit on one idea and think it’s brilliant. It probably isn’t. Love your characters for all their flaws. Write a lot. Gavin Strawhan’s advice to aspiring script writers

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Interview

Gavin Strawhan: Writing the favourites...

Interview, 2011

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When We Go to War

2015, Writer, Producer - Television

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When We Go to War - First Episode (excerpt)

2015, Creator , Writer, Script Editor - Television

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Step Dave

2014 - 2015, Writer - Television

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Erebus - Operation Overdue

2014, Drama Writer - Television

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Step Dave - First Episode

2014, Storyliner - Television

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, Co-Producer, Writer, As: Agitator's sidekick - Television

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Nothing Trivial

2011 - 2013, Writer, Creator, Executive Producer - Television

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What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, Co-Producer, Writer - Television

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Nothing Trivial - First Episode

2011, Executive Producer, Creator, Writer - Television

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Matariki

2010, Associate Producer, Writer - Film

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Kaitangata Twitch

2010, Writer - Television

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Kaitangata Twitch - First Episode

2010, Writer - Television

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Go Girls

2009 - 2013, Writer, Creator - Television

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Go Girls - First Episode

2009, Script Editor, Writer, Creator , Executive Producer - Television

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Burying Brian

2008, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator - Television

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Burying Brian - First Episode

2008, Creator, Story Producer, Writer - Television

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Interrogation

2005, Creator, Writer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest

2005, Writer - Television

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Maddigan's Quest - First Episode

2005, Writer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Writer - Television

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Being Eve - Being Upstaged

2002, Creator - Television

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Being Eve

2001 - 2002, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Mercy Peak - First Episode (excerpt)

2001, Creator, Storyliner, Script Editor - Television

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Being Eve - Being a Couple

2001, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator - Television

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Crooked Earth

2001, Additional Writer - Film

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, Creator, Script Editor, Writer, Script - Television

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Lawless: Beyond Justice

2000, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Lawless: Dead Evidence

2000, Writer, Executive Producer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Executive Producer, Storyliner, Script Editor, Writer, Creator - Television

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Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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Lawless

1999, Executive Producer, Writer, Creator, Story - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Writer - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street - 1995 Christmas episode (truck crash)

1995, Producer, Writer - Television

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Riding High

1995, Writer - Television

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Pathways - Pilot Episode

1994, Writer - Short Film

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Shortland Street

1995 - 1996, Producer - Television

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Shortland Street - First Episode

1992, Story - Television