Boyd Quakawoot is South Sea Islander and a man of Indigenous descent from Mackay in North Queensland who identifies with the Yawibara people. Before becoming a fulltime screenwriter, Boyd worked for years as a social worker with at risk youth suffering from drug and alcohol dependency.
In 2019-2020, he wrote on season four of the ABC sketch comedy show BLACK COMEDY, writing on each of the six episodes of the final season. His first one hour series credit was on the murder mystery series BLACK SNOW (2023) and he is currently writing an episode of the second series of TROPPO for the ABC.
Boyd has several features in development including a horror titled UNCLE in which the monster is addiction as well as a family film WINDCATCHER, for ACTF and Stan and slated for production in 2024. He also has a comedy series in early development, AUNTY PHIL & UNCLE DOROTHEA based on his own eccentric extended family.
He was shortlisted for the 2020 Monte Miller Award for his short film screenplay, DAWG AND THE STONEFISH. He was shortlisted twice for the David Unaipon Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. Boyd has also had poetry published in the Australian Poetry Journal