Christian White is a Melbourne-based screenwriter whose debut novel, The Nowhere Child, follows a Melbourne woman who questions her identity after an American accountant claims she is the child who was abducted as a toddler from Kentucky. The Nowhere Child won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, and was published in 2018 through Affirm Press, with rights also sold into 17 countries. The Nowhere Child was recently longlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards in the Debut Fiction category. Christian is currently working on his second novel.
Christian co-created the television series Carnivores with Tony Ayres, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV. Carnivores is inspired by his pilot script One Year Later, winner of the 2014 AWG Think Inside The Box competition.
Christian co-wrote the feature film, Relic, which will be produced by Carver Films (Snowtown, Partisan). Relic is a psychological horror film which follows a mother and daughter who search an isolated town for their missing grandmother. The film has received funding support through Screen Australia, and will be directed by Natalia Erika James. His short film Creswick, co-written with Natalie Erika James, recently won the 2017 AWGIE Award for Best Short Form screenplay. He has also written short films Coma – which screened at Tropfest - and Small, supported through Open Channel’s Raw Nerve initiative, which screened at the opening night of Palm Springs International ShortFest.