DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Dr Ben Crisp is an award-winning writer and director, whose credits include Season 1 and 2 of the hit ABC TV comedy series Squinters, starring Tim Minchin and Academy Award nominee Jackie Weaver.
Ben is the writer and creator of the ABC comedy series Goober, winner of Best Australian Comedy at Melbourne Web Fest, as well as writer for the Logie Award-winning series The Living Room for Network Ten, starring Amanda Keller and Chris Brown.
He has been nominated for the Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Award and the Western Australia Premier’s Book Award, and was the recipient of Screen Australia’s Enterprise Funding, the Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing, and the University of Adelaide Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.
Ben has a PhD in Creative Writing, and has taught in the higher education programs at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). He is a regular juror for the International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (International Emmy® Awards) Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award. He is the co-author of the writing chapter “Having Something To Say And Saying It Well” in The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production.