Constructing Australia: The Bridge wins Australian Writers? Guild Award

Film Australia congratulates writer/director Simon Nasht on winning the 2007 AWGIE Award for Documentary Public Broadcast for Constructing Australia: The Bridge.
Presented on Friday night at Doltone House in Sydney, the AWGIE’s are the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual awards for excellence in screen, television, stage and radio writing.
Part of Film Australia’s Making History initiative, Constructing Australia: The Bridge is the definitive story of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the vision of those who made it happen, despite personal conflicts and political intrigues.
‘Telling the story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was a fascinating journey, discovering how culturally and historically significant this much loved Australian icon is,’ said writer/director Simon Nasht.
‘As our first installment in the Constructing Australia series, The Bridge was a major success – attracting over 1.2 million viewers throughout Australia – a testament to the quality of the script writing and overall program,’ said Film Australia CEO Daryl Karp.
Film Australia’s The Fabric of a Dream – The Fletcher Jones Story was also nominated in the Documentary Public Broadcast category.
Constructing Australia: The Bridge is a Film Australia Making History Program in association with Real Pictures. Developed with the assistance of the New South Wales Film and Television Office. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The film was written, directed and produced by Simon Nasht and co-produced by Renee Kennedy. Alex West is executive producer for Film Australia.
Film Australia is one of the nation’s leading producers of television documentaries and educational programs. An Australian Government-owned company, Film Australia’s mission is to create an audio-visual record of Australian life.

[release from Avviso PR for Film Australia]

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