Brian Kavanagh




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Melbourne, Australia
About Me:
Author and filmmaker. Author of the Belinda Lawrence mystery series, CAPABLE OF MURDER, THE EMBROIDERED CORPSE, BLOODY HAM, A CANTERBURY CRIME. Many years' experience in the Australian Film Industry in areas of production, direction, editing and writing. Editing credits include The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Odd Angry Shot, The Devil's Playground, Long Weekend, Sex Is A Four-Letter Word and the comedy, Dags.

Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Film Editors Guild and an Australian Film Institute award for Best Editing for Frog Dreaming. First feature film produced and directed, A City's Child, won an AFI award for actress Monica Maughan and was screened at the London Film Festival as well as Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago and Adelaide, where it won the Gold Southern Cross Advertiser Award for Best Australian Film.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Peter Lovesey, Simon Brett, M.C.Beaton, Robert Barnard.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
UK films. Comedies. Murder Mysteries.

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  • Reece Hirsch

    Hi Brian -- Nice to meet you! I have the utmost admiration for film editors. Sounds like you were right in the thick of the Australian film industry Renaissance. Best, Reece
  • Gaile Hughes

    Hi Brian, I'm new to CrimeSpace and trying to touch base with as many fellow Aussies as I can, especially down here in Vic.

    Wow !! a published author, I will have to have a read. I have been trying to get my head around the rules and regs for mentioning public places and people in a storyline, not much info forthcoming, any pointers?? Only know two people in the film industry Mike Bishop actor/drama coach and the late sadly missed Lyn Bayonas, producer.

    I guess dialogue would certainly be your forte... Has the new book been published yet?
  • Gaile Hughes

    Hi Brian - a pleasure to accept the hand of friendship. Have now joined a writing group that is headed up by Lindy Cameron, a very positive step, my writing has been given a huge boost, especially being around such inspirational women. Still struggling with dialogue.....sighs. Cheers Gaile