Lachlan Marks

Lachlan Marks is an award-winning Australian screenwriter with TV and film projects in development in the UK, Europe and Australia. With a focus on horror, sci-fi and dark comedy, he’s passionate about examining monsters of all varieties through unexpected, timely and inclusive stories.

In 2016, Lachlan’s multi award-winning short film script Fingers was inducted into the Australian Writer’s Guild’s Pathways Showcase Program in 2016. It has been nominated for an AWG Monte Miller Award and was a Top 5 Finalist at the Nashville Film Festival, Short – Thriller/Horror (US).

Lachlan co-wrote highly sought after pitch and pilot Small Town which was a 2017 Shore Scripts winner and came third in WeScreenplay’s TV Pilot competition. It also received development funding from Australian screenwriting incubator, Scripted Ink.

In 2018, Lachlan was one of five local screenwriters chosen to be part of the inaugural Charlie’s Lab Pilot program at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood: a joint initiative by Australians in Film, Scripted Ink and the Australian Writers’ Guild, designed to connect Australian writers with key figures in the US film and TV industry.

Since he began splitting his time between Australia and the Netherlands in 2019, Lachlan has developed TV projects in the sci-fi and horror space for several Amsterdam-based production companies and worked as script editor on material financed by the Netherlands Film Fund. In the UK, Lachlan has been brought in to create concepts for major music videos by international music acts such as Trivium and Amon Amarth, now viewed over four million times.

Recently, his script for Game won the award for Best Unproduced Short Screenplay at A Night of Horror International Film Festival in 2022, judged by industry peers.

He creates material individually and with regular writing partnership MMGG, featuring fellow AWG Pathways members Bec Moret and Jasper Garner Gore.

Before screenwriting, Lachlan was a full-time journalist and as worked extensively as a touring musician. When not on deadline, he still performs as touring guitarist for ARIA-nominated post-rock band sleepmakeswaves.

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