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Nick Parsons is a graduate of Sydney University, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He has directed more than a dozen stage plays, a number of short films, and has extensive writing credits. Dead Heart, for which he wrote the play and the screenplay, was the first full-length feature that he directed. He is the son of the founders of Currency Press, Katharine Brisbane and Philip Parsons and is the current Chairman. In addition to his career as a filmmaker, he is Director of Screen Publications at Currency.

In 2012 Parsons was joint winner of an AWGIE award for Best Original Television Mini-Series for The Straits.


Dead Heart (play)
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Dead Heart (play)

Nick Parsons
 
In the isolated community of Wala Wala, Senior Constable Ray Lorkin struggles to keep an uneasy peace between Aboriginal tradition and the law he is sworn to uphold. But when a local man dies in mysterious circumstances, Ray decides he can no longer do things 'blackfella way'.


   Awards
Cast : 18M, 4F (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-377-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Dead Heart - screenplay
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Dead Heart - screenplay

Nick Parsons
 
A white schoolteacher's wife has an affair with an Aboriginal teacher's aide. When tribal law is broken, how will two divergent legal systems administer their competing versions of justice? Adapted by Nick Parsons from his award winning stage playDead Heart screened at the international film festivals of Toronto, Hampton, Hamburg, London and Los Angeles.

The full script with stills from the film is introduced by David Stratton.
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-459-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB