Boonah Writers Festival

Greg Bird - Scriptwriting for TV & movies

Gregory Bird is a writer, comedian, singer and software developer. He has written and presented a series of performances including Tom Waits for No Man at the Brisbane Powerhouse and QPAC and Vive Jacque Brel at the Judith Wright Centre, a definitive showcase for which Greg offered new english renderings of the Belgian Songwriters works.   In 2003 Greg gained national airplay with his original composition, Australian Idle as performed by his alter ego ‘Cliffy’. In 2005 Greg took ‘Cliffy’ to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he received a Golden Gibbo ‘High distinction’ award for his self produced original work, Waiting for Compo. He returned to the 2006 MICF with ,Cliffy is Relaxed and Comfortable taking out the coveted Golden Gibbo Award.That same year, he continued to broaden his repertoire in the cabaret genre, appearing in Tom Waits for No Man at the 2006 and 2007 Brisbane Cabaret Festival. This immensely popular show garnered a 2008 Matilda Award for best musical production. 

Greg has been the Treasurer of the Queensland Cabaret Festival since 2011.  In 2011 his original comedy series concept and script Magnate was picked up ABC TV Comedy for development. This was subsequently funded by Screen QLD and ABC TV. The six series comedy series development was guided by Melbourne production company Princess Pictures under the mentorship of acclaimed comedy film and tv writers Max Dann and Ted Emery, the director of Mother and Son, Kath & Kim and numerous other high-profile TV comedy series. Greg has since also been attached as writer to the ABC panel show Save Your Life Tonight and been involved in a number of pre-production comedy script film development projects for QLD independent producers.

More information at Greg's Facebook page.

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