Chris Corbett has written over fifty hours of television, including episodes of Halifax: Retribution, My Life is Murder, Newton’s Law, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Stingers, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Blue Heelers, McLeod’s Daughters, and The Secret Life of Us. He was Script Producer on Series 4 of Nowhere Boys and regularly works as a script editor and mentor to his fellow writers. Before television, Chris worked in the theatre as an actor, playwright, director, and dramaturg. He was a co-founder of The Five Dollar Theatre Company and directed productions at theatres ranging from La Mama to the Melbourne Theatre Company. He also performed in large-scale street spectacles with the groups Primary Source and Strange Fruit, touring the festival circuit across Australia and Europe.

He has taught screenwriting at RMIT’s Professional Screenwriting Course, the Victorian College of the Arts, The Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Open Channel, Melbourne University Summer Film School, and The Equity Foundation. He wrote and produced the short film Fences, which won third prize at Tropfest 2009. Fences also screened at Aspen’s Shortsfest in 2010 where it was awarded a BAFTA LA Certificate of Excellence. Chris has served on the National Executive Board of The Australian Writers’ Guild, as AWG representative on the Victorian Film and Television Industry Working Party, and on Film Victoria’s Evaluation Committee.

He is currently writing a series of novels about Bulldog Murphy, a private investigator working in Melbourne in 1947.