Shaun Grant’s screenplay Snowtown has won the first Best Adaptation Screenplay in the first ever AACTA Awards this week.
It’s significant as it’s the first feature Shaun has written. Also Shaun was a driving force in getting the film made, optioning the book on which the film was based and finding a producer in Warp Films.
Justin Kurzel also took the AACTA gong for best direction for Snowtown. And some believe the film might have taken out Best Film if it wasn’t such a gruelling viewing experience, as it had to be to tell the story of the barrel murders.