James Griffin

James Griffin was one half of the creative pair behind Outrageous Fortune, which won him the Air New Zealand Screen Award for Best Script Drama/Comedy in 2007 and also the award for Best Script at the 2007 Qantas Television Awards. James also co-wrote the 2006 blockbuster hit Sione’s Wedding with Oscar Kightley. He is currently Head Writer at South Pacific Pictures. Other television credits include Mercy Peak, Spin Doctors, bro’Town (as story producer), Gloss, Funny Business, Marlin Bay, More Issues, Plainclothes, That Comedy Show, Citylife, The Chosen, Jacksons Wharf, Shortland Street, Street Legal, Being Eve, The Almighty Johnsons, and Blue Rose. James has also written for theatre, with his play Serial Killers performed by four major theatre companies and won the 2000 Chapman Tripp Award for Best New Writer. He also writes a weekly column for ‘Canvas’ magazine.