Murdoch alumnus receives emerging screen writer award April 5, 2012 Murdoch alumnus and writer/producer Brad Major has won the ScreenWest 2012 Bill Warnock Award for Emerging Screen Writers, for his script Asanti. Set in Tanzania, Asanti follows ten-year-old Matti who, after losing his mother, sets out across the unforgiving African landscape in the hopes of fulfilling his mother’s dying wish. A graduate in Screen and Sound from Murdoch University, Mr Major was selected by Academy Awards nominated director and Murdoch Associate Professor Martin Mhando to travel to Tanzania, Africa to aid in the creation of a television series titled Stonetown in 2006. “The one thing that distinguished Brad from other students was his ‘can do’ attitude. He always had the right mental attitude for getting things done,” Dr Mhando said. After working on Stonetown, Mr Major partnered with director/producer AJ Carter and produced the short film, Ronan’s Escape which is having great success on the festival circuit locally and internationally. On receiving the award, Mr Major said: “It’s an honour to be the recipient of the Bill Warnock Award and I look forward to working with Martin Mhando to continue to develop Asanti further.” As recipient of the Bill Warnock Award, Mr Major will receive a support package of up to $6,000 which includes a minimal writer’s fee and professional consultation with a script editor to develop his prize-winning script, Asanti. The Bill Warnock Award was created in 2001 to commemorate and continue Bill Warnock’s legacy of powerful and imaginative storytelling which was instrumental to the WA screen industry. The Bill Warnock Award is presented by ScreenWest and Lotterywest. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, School of Media Communication and Culture Tags: asanti, bill warnock award for emerging screen writers, brad major, lotterywest, martin mhando, ronan's escape, screenwest, stonetown Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!