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John Collee

Writer

Agent

Norman North

US Agent: Verve Talent and Literary Agency (Adam Levine)

 

Published Novels:

KINGSLEY’S TOUCH Viking / Penguin (“An absolutely outstanding storyteller” –
Daily Telegraph, “…funny, chilling tantalising”- Time Out)

A PAPER MASK Viking / Penguin (“Newcomer of the year” – Time magazine,
“First rate”- Newsweek)

THE RIG Viking / Penguin (“sophisticated thriller” – Kirkus Reviews)

TV in Development:

BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE
Anonymous Content, Chapter One Pictures and Hopscotch Entertainment
8 x 1hr adaptation of the award-winning novel by Trent Dalton

Film in Development:

SUNBURNT
For director Vincent Perez and producer Jeremy Thomas

TOBRUK
DEMS Entertainment
For Director Phil Noyce

MONKEY MAN (Pre-Production)
Thunder Road/ Xeitgeist Entertainment Group
co-written with director/ lead actor Dev Patel

Writer/ Co-writer, Produced Movies:

HOTEL MUMBAI (2018)
Thunder Road / Xeitgeist Entertainment Group
Co-written with director Anthony Maras
Starring Dev Patel and Armie Hamer
Australian Academy (AACTA) awards, 12 nominations

TANNA (2015)
Contact Films
Co-written with directors Bentley Dean & Martin Butler
Academy award shortlisted 2017 – Best Foreign Language Film Winner Audience
Award – Venice International Film Critics’ Week

MAHANA / THE PATRIARCH (2017)
Adapted from the novel by Witi Ihimaera
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring Temuara Morrison
Eight nominations including best film NZ Film and TV awards

WOLF TOTEM (2015)
China Film Group
From the Novel by Jiang Rong
Co-written with Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Awards include Beijing International Film Fest. Best Director, Golden Rooster
awards Best Film

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D (2015)
Evergreen Pty Ltd/Reliance Big Pictures/BBC Worldwide
Feature length animation

CREATION (2009)
Recorded Picture Company
Director: Jon Amiel
Starring: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch
Opening Film, Toronto Film Festival 2009

HAPPY FEET (2006)
Kennedy Miller / Warner Bros
Co-written with George Miller and co-directors
Winner: Academy award – best animated feature

MASTER AND COMMANDER (2003)
Fox 2000
Co-written with director Peter Weir
8 Bafta nominations – including Best Film, London Film Critics’ Circle Awards –
Best Scriptwriter and 10 Academy award nominations including Best Picture

A PAPER MASK (1990)
Granada Films
Adapted from the novel by John Collee
Director Christopher Morahan
Stars Paul McGann, Amanda Donohue

Script Doctor/ E.P. (Produced Features):

MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS (2020)

NEKTRONIC (2018)

THE WATER DIVINER (2014)
Hopscoth Features
Starring and Directed by Russell Crowe

SON OF A GUN (2014)
Hopscotch, Southern Light
Starring Ewan MacGregor

OCEANS (2009)
Galatee Films
Jacques Perrin

CANDY (2006)
by Luke Davies
For director Neil Armfield and producer Margaret Fink
Stars Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish

THE MAN WHO SUED GOD (2001)
for Director Mark Joffe
Stars Billy Connoly and Judy Davies

Produced, original, non-series TV:

THE HEART SURGEON (1997)
BBC TV
2 x 90 mins.
Director Audrey Cooke
Stars Nigel Havers and Orla Brady

Film Scripts, Unproduced/ In Turnaround:

THE LIVES OF LEE MILLER
Hopscotch Features
Rewrite for Kate Winslet

THE ALCHEMYST
AMPCO FILMS
Adapted from the Young Adult novel by Michael Scott

JUST CAUSE
Constantin Film
Based on the video game by Avalanche Studios

JONAH
Rewrite for Dir Phip Muyl

LAND AT THE END OF THE WORLD
With Director Kim Morduant

LITTLE DRAGON
Bruce Lee Biopic for Shakhur Kapur
Produced by Sharon Lee

THE DROWNER
Impian Films (Pty) Ltd.
From the novel by Robert Drewe

TRUE NORTH
Pathe Productions
For Director Jean-Jacques Annaud

SINK THE BISMARCK
Steven Spielberg/ Fox 2000

THE SIXTEEN PLEASURES
Young Racers / Nicole Kidman

THE ZERO GAME
Universal

THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI
Disney / Valhallah
Jean-Jacques Annaud to direct

TOUCHING THE VOID
Dramatisation of the Joe Simpson book

THE RETURN
With Edward Bond for Fox Searchlight

JANDAMARRA
With Steve Hawke for Fox Icon

DIRT MUSIC
For Phil Noyce and Russell Crowe
From the novel by Tim Winton

Unproduced TV Scripts:

THE APOSTLES
USA Networks
4 x 1 hr

FLYING HOSPITAL
Scott Free Productions
Pilot

WAN TOK
Greenlit Productions
Pilot

THE OPEN CAGE
Warner Sisters
Adaptation

BIRTHRIGHT
ITV Original
3 x 1 hr

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