Alli Parker is a Japanese-Australian author and screenwriter, 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, was published by HarperCollins Australia, a novelisation of the true story of Australia’s first Japanese war bride and Alli’s grandmother. It was shortlisted for Dymocks Book of the Year 2023 and was longlisted for the Aus Indie Book Awards 2024.
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.
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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