Image: Co-writer Tony Briggs with Director Wayne Blair
We'll be getting a dose of soul this afternoon as screenwriters Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson join Friday on My Mind to talk about their smash hit The Sapphires. So come along to AFTRS at 5pm and get your fix of screenwriting inspiration!
Friday September 28: Tony Briggs & Keith Thompson - Taking The Sapphires from Stage to ScreenTony Briggs and Keith Thompson are the AWGIE award winning screenwriting duo behind The Sapphires. Building upon the foundations of Tony's Helpman Award winning stage play - an artistic retelling of his mother's and aunt's experiences in an Aboriginal girl group that sang for the troops in Vietnam - the screenplay for The Sapphires is a bigger and broader adventure, beautifully brought to the screen by director Wayne Blair and cinematographer Warwick Thornton.
Having grossed over $12million at the box office, the cinematic crowdpleaser has landed as Australia's number 1 film for the year. Tony and Keith will discuss the remarkable journey of bringing a succesful stage-play to the screen, their collaborative writing process and the shared focus on crafting an 'accessible' film.