Chris Squadrito

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Chris is an award-winning writer based in Sydney, with a distinct passion for television.

Chris began his career in script development and has served in a development capacity for multiple production companies. This includes working with Essential Media and Entertainment, where he contributed to numerous drama projects, writers rooms and collaborations with some of the finest writers and producers in the country including Ian Collie, Blake Ayshford, Debra Oswald  and Tony McNamara.

Chris holds a Masters in Screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, during which time he penned BY THIS RIVER; an adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ THE DISCO AT THE END OF COMMUNISM.This award winning film was selected by AFTRS for special distribution at the Cannes Film Festival, Upsala International Film Festival and Flickerfest in 2013. Upon graduation Chris received the prestigious Foxtel Award for Exceptional New Talent.

Chris received Metroscreen Raw Nerve funding in 2014 and subsequently wrote and produced the award winning short film LAST BITES. He is currently developing his own scripted projects with Mushroom Pictures, Easy Tiger and Essential Media both at home and overseas, and most recently script edited Blake Ayshford/Goalpost’s 2018 FOXTEL miniseries FIGHTING SEASON. He is working with Hoodlum and Steve Irwin (WAKE IN FRIGHT, HARROW) on Netflix’s first Australian Original series TIDELANDS, and is writing on Debra Oswald’s newest TV series.