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Tony Briggs

Tony Briggs is a Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri actor, writer, director and producer. His twice Helpman Award winning play The Sapphires, the story of his mother and aunt, evolved into the internationally acclaimed award winning film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012, won two AWGIE awards, and 11 of 12 categories at AACTA 2013. He is also the co-originator, executive producer and writer of the eight part TV series The Warriors (2016). Other writing credits include My Place S2 E13 (2010) and The Sapphires animation series (2015). As an actor of over 20 years he holds many credits to his name including feature roles in The Slap (2010), Broken Shore (2013), Cleverman (2015), Seven Types of Ambiguity (2017) and Rake (2018).



Big Screen Writing

Discussing the making of the film and tv hits, The White Girl, Black Comedy and more. With Tony Briggs, Nayuka Gorrie and moderated by Daniel Browning.

March 20, 2022