Shaun Grant is a highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning screenwriter whose films have premiered at the world’s most prestigious film festivals, including Cannes, Toronto and Sundance. In 2021, Shaun’s sixth feature film Nitram, had its world premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the first Australian film to do so in a decade, where it won the prize for Best Actor. Nitram went on to win 8 awards at the AACTA Awards (Australian Academy Awards) in 2022, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Shaun also won his 6th Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Original Screenplay.
In 2020, Shaun won the AWGIE Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Penguin Bloom (Made Up Stories). Prior to this, True History of the Kelly Gang, premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win multiple awards. True History of the Kelly Gang reunited Shaun Grant and Justin Kurzel after their critically acclaimed debut feature film, Snowtown, which was selected for Cannes’ Critic Week in 2011 and went on to win multiple awards including the AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Shaun’s work on Jasper Jones and Berlin Syndrome gave him two further AAACTA nominations and an AWGIE win for Best Adapted Screenplay again.
In television, Shaun has written for multiple series, securing another AWGIE win and AACTA nomination for his work on the mini-series, Deadline Gallipoli. Shaun wrote the finale of Netflix’s Mind hunter for which he, and the show’s writing team, received a collegiate Writer’s Guild of America nomination for Best Drama.
Shaun currently has several film and TV projects in development in Australia and the US. Shaun is a member of the WGA and the AWG and is represented by The Fleming Agency (Australia/NZ) and Paul Hastings (Attorney, USA).