Shaun Grant


  • Narrow Road to the Deep North – adaptation for TV – Fremantle Media (Justin Kurzel attached to Direct)
  • Untitled original television series – Made Up Stories / Endeavour Content


  • Mindhunter (Netflix) Season 2 finale episode – recently nominated for Best Drama Series, WGA Awards
  • True History of the Kelly Gang (STAN) for Porchlight Films and Daybreak Pictures, adapted from Peter Carey’s novel and directed by Justin Kurzel (Premiere at TIFF September 2019)
  • Penguin Bloom (Netflix) feature produced by Made Up Stories – Producers Bruna Papandrea, Emma Cooper and Naomi Watts
  • NITRAM (STAN Original / Madman Theatrical) – Cannes Film Festival 6-17 July 2021


  • 2020 AACTA Nominee & Winner – Best Screenplay: True History of the Kelly Gang
  • 2020 AWG Nominee & Winner – Feature Film – Adaptation: Penguin Bloom
  • 2019 WGA TV Award Nominee – Best Drama Series (collegiate)
  • 2019 AWGIE Nominee & Winner – Best Adapated Screenplay: True History of the Kelly Gang 
  • 2017 AACTA Awards Nominee & Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay: Jasper Jones
  • 2017 AACTA Awards Nominee – Best Adapted Screenplay: Berlin Syndrome
  • 2011 Cannes Film Festival – Critics Week – President of the Jury Special Award Grand Prix


  • Toronto International Film Festival 2020 – Gala Premiere of Penguin Bloom
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2019 – Gala Premiere of True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Sundance Film Festival 2017 – screenplay adaptation of Berlin Syndrome based on the novel by Melanie Joosten for Aquarius Films
  • Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Critics Week – screenplay of Snowtown

Shaun wrote the screenplay for NITRAM (directed by Justin Kurzel), a spec script that will now screen in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2016, Shaun received his third AWGIE Award, this time for Best Adapted Screenplay for the feature film, Jasper Jones. He was also nominated in the same category for Berlin Syndrome. In 2015 he won an AWGIE Award (with fellow writers, Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie and Cate Shortland) for the successful mini-series Deadline Gallipoli produced for Matchbox Pictures/NBC Universal on FOXTEL (Showcase).

Shaun Grant’s chilling debut feature film, Snowtown was released in 2011 and saw him win the AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2012. Produced by Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, Snowtown was Warp Film Australia’s first feature release and has established Shaun as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging screenwriters. Screening at the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival, it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and the AWGIE for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Shaun is a Melbourne based- writer and graduate from RMIT with an Advanced Diploma in Creative Screenwriting. Shaun was one of four writers who wrote and developed the Drama Series Killing Time, which premiered on the FOXTEL network and screened again on the Seven Network.  In 2010 Shaun won the Greg Teppar Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Victorian Screen Industry.


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