AWGIES night belongs to Kodie Bedford

After an imaginative Pilbara childhood, honed by scriptwriting, Kodie Bedford scores the Big Gold Stick for her first major theatre work.
Cursed! in performance

The Major Award, formerly the Gold Awgie, has an edge of history this year. As the Australian Writers’ Guild points out, the big kahuna has now been won by a playwright for the last three years. This time It was given to Kodie Bedford, based on her first major stage work, Cursed!

She has come to it sideways because she was raised in the Pilbara, is part of the Djaru Nation and is already an important voice in television. She has written for Dark Place, Robbie Hood, Squinters, Mystery Road and All My Friends are Racist, and has a lively interview on the Screen Australia website.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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