John Edwards has produced almost 600 hours of television drama. His television productions have won 19 Logie Awards, 30 AFI Awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards, 8 ASTRA Awards, more than a dozen craft awards within Australia (Writers’ Guild, NSW Premier's Literary Award, music awards such as ARIAs, APRA and Screen Composers’ Guild, Cinematographers’ Society) and a number of international awards such as Umbriafiction, 3 New York Festival awards and the only Australian television nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.
As a producer, the main focus of John’s work is one-hour series drama, and he produced and created both of the only two Australian episodic series ever commissioned for primetime in the UK: Police Rescue (produced with Sandra Levy), for BBC1 and ABC in Australia; and, The Secret Life of Us (produced with Amanda Higgs) for Channel 4 and Network Ten in Australia. He produced (with Claudia Karvan) the multi-award winning series Love My Way (Series One and Two) for Foxtel, with a third series made for Showtime in 2007. He has also produced The Surgeon for Network Ten, Dangerous for Fox 8 and is currently producing the fourth series of Rush for Network Ten, the third series of Tangle for Showtime Australia, the second and third series of Offspring (with Imogen Banks) also for Network Ten and is Executive Producer on the second series of Spirited for W on Foxtel.
John has also produced a number of miniseries and telemovies including the Golden Globe nominated miniseries On the Beach (Showtime USA/Seven Network); Marking Time (ABC), winner of a record 7 AFI awards, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, AWGIE Award and others; Do or Die (Seven Network, BskyB); Children of the Dragon (ABC and BBC1); Tracy (Nine Network); six telemovies in the Cody series (Seven Network) and telemovie pilots for Police Rescue, The Secret Life of Us, Hard Knox (the only Australian-initiated pilot to be picked up by a US major studio, New Line), Fireflies and Offspring (series 1-3). He is currently making Beaconsfield for the Nine Network and Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo recently aired on the ABC becoming their highest rating drama for many years.
John also produced the feature films The Empty Beach (starring Bryan Brown), Wendy Cracked a Walnut (starring Rosanna Arquette and Hugo Weaving) and the low budget children’s feature, I Own the Racecourse.
His other television credits are the drama series The Alice (Nine Network), Fireflies (ABC), Big Sky (Network Ten), Stringer (which spawned the multi platinum Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews soundtrack) for ABC, and the serials Echo Point (Network Ten) and Out of the Blue (BBC and Network Ten in Australia).< Go Back