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Nick Ward

Writer

Nick Ward broke into screenwriting with pool comedy Stickmen. An instant Kiwi hit, the film won him a New Zealand Film Award for Best Screenplay in 2001. He went on to originate and co-write hit romance Second-Hand Wedding, then reconvened with Wedding director Paul Murphy for follow-up Love Birds. In 2019 he created television black comedy Fresh Eggs with Kim Harrop. Ward has also penned episodes of series Outrageous Fortune and Burying Brian, and horror flick The Ferryman.

A screenplay does not magically spring from nowhere. A writer spends long hours crafting it and sweating blood to create it. Nick Ward, in a May 2006 interview with Onfilm

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Interview

Nick Ward: On self-plagiarism for success...

Interview, 2012

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The World in Your Window

2017, Executive Producer - Short Film

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Loading Docs 2017 - The Coffin Club

2017, Writer - Web

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Westside

2016 -2017, Writer - Television

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Step Dave - First Episode

2014, Storyliner - Television

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Edwin: My Life as a Koont

2013, As: Jimmy Yates - Film

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Rooster Rooster Dragon Rat - Oscar's Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

2013, Writer - Television

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Rest for the Wicked

2011, Original Idea, Script Editor - Film

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Nothing Trivial

2011, Writer - Television

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Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game

2011, Writer - Short Film

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Love Birds

2011, Writer - Film

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A Night at the Classic

2010 - 2012, Creator - Television

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This is Not My Life

2010, Writer - Television

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First Contact

2010, Writer - Short Film

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A Night at the Classic - First Episode

2010, Creator, Writer - Television

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The Cult - First Episode

2009, Story - Television

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Das Tub

2009, Writer, As: Murray - Short Film

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Burying Brian

2008, Writer - Television

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Burying Brian - First Episode

2008, Storyliner - Television

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Second-Hand Wedding

2008, Writer, As: Garage Salesman - Film

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The Ferryman

2007, Writer - Film

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Interrogation

2005, Writer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2005 - 2010, Writer - Television

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Matthew and Marc's Rocky Road to...

2004 - 2010, Writer - Television

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The Strip

2002 - 2003, Writer - Television

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The Big Art Trip - Series One, Episode Five

2001, Presenter - Television

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The Big Art Trip

2001 - 2002, Presenter - Television

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Stickmen

2001, Writer, As:Tim - Film