DAVE WARNER :: Writer / Script-Editor / Composer / Performer: Film / Stage / Radio / Tv / Publication
Author of nine novels, including the winner of the 1996 West Australian Premier’s Award for Fiction CITY OF LIGHT, and the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction BEFORE IT BREAKS, and six other non-fiction titles, Dave Warner originally gained national recognition as a musician-songwriter. His albums include the gold album MUG’S GAME and in 1992 he was the inaugural inductee into the West Australian Rock’n’Roll of Renown.
Dave has written for feature film, stage, television, radio and newspapers. His first feature movie CUT (2000) starring Kylie Minogue and Molly Ringwald was sold world-wide. GARAGE DAYS, a co-write with director Alex Proyas (The Crow / Dark City) screened at the Sundance 2003 Film Festival. RESTRAINT (Stephen Moyer, Therese Palmer, Travis Fimmel) a dark thriller followed.
Dave’s television credits include the INXS telemovie plus regular episodes of mainstream Australian primetime dramas WILD BOYS, PACKED TO THE RAFTERS, RESCUE SPECIAL OPS, MCLEOD’S DAUGHTERS, SEA PATROL. Dave was also part of the original writing team on the ground-breaking low-budget series GOING HOME (McElroy Television/SBS).
Dave has also written for a number of children’s television shows both animation and live action. (STREET SMARTZ, ODD FAMILY, K9).
As a script-editor Dave has worked on the Brian Brown TV series TWO TWISTED and also MCLEOD’S DAUGHTERS.
Dave’s has a successful series of children’s novels, CHARLOTTE AND THE STARLET (Random House 2007-2009).
His plays include the musicals THE KING AND ME (2015) PLANET PRES (1987) 60s AND ALL THAT POP (1985)
In 2015 Dave Warner was named a Living Treasure for WA Culture and The Arts.
2015 BLINKY BILL (contributing writer)
2006 RESTRAINT. Writer. Produced
2002 GARAGE DAYS Co Writer. Produced. (Fox Searchlight)
2000 CUT (Mushroom Pictures) Produced.
2013 NEVER TEAR US APART (INXS) (telemovie) co-writer
WESTBROOK (docu-drama 2 hours)
2011 WILD BOYS (series Channel 7, writer, 2 Episodes)
RESCUE (series 4 Channel 9, writer)
2010 RESCUE SPECIAL OPS (4 episodes)
THE BUILD UP Series in development, SBS, writer.
2009 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Series Channel 7 Writer
RESCUE SPECIAL OPS Series Channel 9 Writer (4 episodes)
K9 (children’s – writer)
2008 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Series Channel 7 Writer
2007 CANAL ROAD Series Channel 9 Writer
2006 SEA PATROL. Series with McElroy/Channel Nine. Writer.
2019 author RIVER OF SALT (Fremantle Press)
2017 author CLEAR TO THE HORIZON (Fremantle Press)
2015 author BEFORE IT BREAKS (Fremantle Press)
2009 author HOORAY FOR HOOLYWOOD (Random House Australia). A children’s book.
2008 author FRIEND IN NEED (Random House Australia). A children’s book.
2007 Author. CHARLOTTE AND THE STARLET (Random House Australia). A children’s book.
2006 Author. COUNTDOWN (ABC Enterprises). A book on the
television series of the same name.
2000 Author. MURDER IN THE OFF SEASON (Pan Macmillan),
the third novel featuring rock-star turned detective Andrew `The Lizard’ Zirk.
Author BIG BAD BLOOD
Also MURDER IN THE FRAME, MURDER IN THE OFF-SEASON, CITY OF LIGHT, FOOTBALL’S HALL OF SHAME, CRICKET’S HALL OF SHAME, RACING’S HALL OF SHAME, MUSHROOM 25.
SONGWRITER AND ARTIST
2016 WHEN (DRAW) Dave Warner with Martin Cilia, Greg Macainsh, Lloyd Gyi, Tony Durant, Bill Beare, Nicole Warner, Dick Haynes, Jim Monginie, Kevin Borich, David Briggs, Mick Thomas and Mark Wallace, James Gillard. Produced by Martin Cilia, mixed by David Briggs.
2015 The King and Me – (DRAW) Dave Warner and various artists.
2013 Correct Planet (DRAW) Double CD remastered combination of This is my Planet and Correct Weight.
2008 Mugs Game (DRAW) – double album re-release with new material
2002 – 03 AFL PROJECT SONY – 16 CDS one for each AFL Club.
2000 Suburbs In The 70s (Draw) Double Cd.
1998 Swansongs (Sony Records) 6 Track CD.
This Is Your Planet (Draw) C.D. Album.
1992 Surplus And Dearth (Draw) C.D. Album.
Also: Meanwhile In The Suburbs (mini LP) Suburban Sprawl, Correct Weight, This Is My Planet, Free Kicks, Mugs Game, 12” Single Half Time at The Football
2015 The King and Me (musical)
Also: Bondi By Bus, Boys Gotta Bond (co-writer). Planet Pres (musical aka Blast), Sixties and All That Pop (Musical)