Alli Parker is an Australian author and screenwriter of Japanese heritage, with a background in script editing and script co-ordinating. She lives on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. In 2023, her debut historical fiction novel, At the Foot of the Cherry Tree, will be published by HarperCollins Australia, a novelisation of the true story of Australia’s first Japanese war bride and Alli’s grandmother. She co-wrote episodes of crime drama series Jack Irish, romantic thriller series Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and mystery telemovie series Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. In 2020, she began running note-taking and script co-ordinating workshops to train others in these roles.
Her light drama television series Empty Nesters and crime thriller television series Hart were long listed in the Scripted Ink, Screentime and Channel 9 Drama Hothouse competition in 2018 and her horror comedy feature script, Strain, came runner up in the Open Channel and Australian Writers’ Guild New Writers’ Competition 2016 (Feature Film Category). All three projects were inducted into the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Pathways Program.
In 2018, she undertook a three month script placement at Echo Lake Entertainment in Los Angeles with the help of the Australian Writers’ Guild and Scripted Ink.
Her credits as a script editor and co-ordinator include Irreverent, Jack Irish Series 1, 2, & 3, Shantaram, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Ride Like A Girl, Sunshine, Please Like Me Series 4 and Utopia Series 1 & 2.
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