Davie Paterson is an Australian born writer/director/stellar bloke with a focus on drama, crime, black comedy and chocolate milkshakes. Known for Butcherbird (2014) and his deep love for quokkas, he started his writing career as a youngster on a confidential screenplay with mentor John Collee (Happy Feet) for Hospcotch Films Australia/eOne Entertainment, and has written on several features and adaptations since. He wrote on Seth Larney’s feature 2067 and is currently in development on several projects, including a film with Catriona Mackenzie (Satellite Boy, Redfern Now).

He’s a treatment and script writer for large and small scale online campaigns and TVCs for clients including Google, YouTube, Land Rover + Wallabies Rugby Australia, Optus + XXI Commonwealth Games, Wotif, Westfield, and others. He is represented by RGM for Australian work and he hopes you think someone else wrote this, but they didn’t.

Kimosabé noun, Ke-mo sah-bee

Often spelled Kemo sabe or Kemosabe, is the term of endearment and inventive catchphrase used by the fictional sidekick Tonto, in the American television program The Lone Ranger. Ultimately derived from gimoozaabi, an Ojibwe and Potawatomi word that means "he/she looks out in secret", it is sometimes translated as "trusty scout" or "faithful friend".

Awards

ScreenCraft TSC 2019 - Finalist, Thriller Screenplay - “What Did You Do, Sweet Mary Lou?”

ScreenCraft DSC 2018 - Semi-Finalist, Drama Screenplay - “Cottontail”

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2018 - Finalist - “The Albatross”

Madrid International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection, Short Film - “Monoliths

Madrid International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection, Feature Screenplay - “The Albatross”

Scottish Independent Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection, Feature Screenplay - “The Albatross”

Manchester International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection, Short Film - “Monoliths

UK Film Festival 2016 - Winner, Feature Screenplay - “Cottontail”

Spotlight Short Film Awards 2015 - Gold Award, Short Film - “Butcherbird

Atlanta Shortsfest 2015 - Official Selection, Short Film - “Butcherbird

Atlanta Shortsfest 2015 - Official Selection, Short Doco - “Boné

Williamsburg Independent Film Festival 2015 - Official Selection, short doco - “Boné

London International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection, Feature Screenplay - “Peace in the Valley”

European Independent Film Festival 2012 - Winner, E-Inclusion Award, Feature Screenplay - “Rattle”

Beverly Hills Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection, Feature Screenplay - “Rattle”

Oregon Film Awards 2011 - Bronze Award, Feature Screenplay - “Rattle”

Work

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