Christian White is a Melbourne-based screenwriter, producer and author.
Christian co-wrote the psychological thriller feature film Apartment 7A alongside Natalie Erika James for Paramount Pictures starring Julia Garner and Dianne Wiest. Christian co-created and co-produced the hit Netflix series Clickbait with Tony Ayres. Clickbait was the most-watched streaming show globally for September 2021, and was nominated for an AACTA award for Best Drama Series. The series is inspired by Christian’s pilot script One Year Later, winner of the 2014 Australian Writers Guild Think Inside The Box Competition. Christian also wrote for the upcoming series Deadloch for Amazon, set for release in 2023.
Christian first feature film as co-writer was Relic, a psychological horror about a daughter, mother and grandmother who are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family home. The film was directed by Natalie Erika James and stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote and was screened at Sundance and SXSW in 2020. It also premiered at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. Relic earned Christian two Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nominations for Best Film and Best Screenplay, an Indiewire Critics Poll nomination for Best Feature Film and a Critics Choice Super Award nomination for Best Horror Film.
Christian’s most recent novel, Wild Place (Affirm Press), was released in October 2021. Christian’s second novel, thriller/mystery, The Wife and the Widow (Affirm Press), was released at the end of 2019 to great critical acclaim. The Wife and the Widow won the 2020 Australian Crime Writers Association, Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction and also made the longlist for the Booksellers’ Choice Adult Fiction Book of the Year. Additionally, Christian has released two audio novellas through Audible, Second Skin and Still House, and is working on his third alongside his partner, Summer Roache.
His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, (Affirm Press) won the Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript in 2017. The publishing rights and media rights were both part of a bidding war. The book was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year; the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction Book of the Year. It was the fastest selling debut novel by an Australian author which sold into more than 20 countries.
His short film Creswick, co-written with Natalie, won the 2017 Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) Award for Best Short Form screenplay. His other shorts, Coma – which screened at Tropfest – and Small, screened at the opening night of Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Christian has a number of projects in development.
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