Photography: Sean Carney.

Gabriel Bergmoser

Gabriel Bergmoser is a Melbourne based author and playwright. In 2015 he won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for his pilot screenplay Windmills and was flown to the Emmys in New York to accept. The same pilot was later nominated for the Monte Miller Award. In 2016 his first young adult novel, Boone Shepard, was published by Bell Frog Books; it was later shortlisted for the Readings Young Adult Prize the day after the sequel, Boone Shepard’s American Adventure was released. The third book, Boone Shepard: The Silhouette and the Sacrifice, was released in 2018 and a television adaptation is currently in development with Pirate Size Productions. In early 2014 his play Below Babylon became one of the most successful independent theatre shows ever performed at the iconic Revolt Theatre, a success echoed by its sequels, Beyond Babylon (August 2014), and The Last Supper (May 2015). Gabriel’s Beatles comedy We Can Work It Out opened to sell out shows and rave reviews – it has also been performed in Queensland and returned to Melbourne stages for the 2018 Fringe Festival. His play Heroes was nominated for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing and went on to win several awards, including five for Best Production and three for best script, on the 2017 VDL One Act Play Festival circuit. His play Springsteen was adapted into a radio play that hit #3 on the iTunes Performing Arts Charts. From 2015-2018 he appeared on podcasts with the popular Sanspants Radio network, garnering a worldwide following.

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