Stephen's New TV Series Underway
After being head-down tail-up since November writing, filming of my new crime TV series "Secrets and Lies" is now underway. It is a six by one-hour series developed by Hoodlum Interactive for Network Ten. Such a pleasure to work with both of them!
The Broken Ones to the Silver Screen
The Broken Ones is the winning subject of the 2012 Chauvel Award and the prize money will go toward adapting it to the big screen. Vickie Gest and Lauren Ford of Vizpoets are the recipients of the award, and I couldn't be happier that in their hands The Broken Ones will make a fantastic movie. Many thanks to Screen Queensland for their enthusiasm and support.
Stephen Co-creates New TV Crime Drama
Australia's Network Ten announced this week that "Secrets and Lies: The Track", a crime series which I conceived and have developed with the brilliant folk at Hoodlum, is going to be part of the network's 2013 drama lineup. Being co-creator and lead writer of a television crime series is a bit of a dream come true, and I can't wait to continue working with uber-gifted story producer Leigh McGrath and with Ten to make this show something special.
The Dead Path to become a TV Miniseries
Emmy® and BAFTA winning production company Hoodlum has optioned The Dead Path for adaptation into a TV miniseries. Hoodlum made its mark on creating world-class multi-platform entertainment for television programs including Lost, Spooks, and Primeval. The Dead Path won the Book of the Month Club First Fiction Award 2010 and was named Top Horror Novel in the American Library Association's RUSA 2011 Reading List. Stephen is thrilled to be working with what he calls 'the perfect team' to bring his debut novel to the screen.
The Broken Ones received a great review in the June Library Journal: "Verdict: Genre-blending and imaginative, Irwin's sophomore novel is part fantasy, part supernatural crime thriller. Similar in style and content to the works of Cherie Priest and Richard Matheson, this will appeal to a variety of genre readers who enjoy intelligent fiction that pushes boundaries."
A Bit of Personal Backstory
Nice article about self in Brisbane's major weekend newspaper, The Sunday Mail. The photo was taken with me staring into a reflector board and feeling like I'd been hit with capsicum spray – instead of looking like I'd just been kicked in the nethers, I know look either slightly knowledgeable or as if I'm about to sell you contraband (depending on which way you tilt your head). Seriously, thanks to the lovely Elissa Lawrence and Darren England.
Into Mother Russia
Nice news this week: 'The Dead Path' will soon be sold into Russia. Details will be posted as soon as we know more.
The Broken Ones Audio Book out in October 2011
The audio book of The Broken Ones will be released by Bolinda Publishing at the end of October 2011.
The book is read by the talented Grant Cartwright, who has performed with the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies.