Craig Graham

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Craig Graham
Craig Graham Professional Shot 2012.jpg
Graham in 2012
Occupation Television producer

Craig Graham is an Australian producer of television shows such as RPA, Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta,[1] The Great Outdoors, Border Security, Zumbo, and Contract Killers.

Career[edit]

Graham got his first break in television as a researcher on Money.[citation needed] In 2001, he produced The Great Outdoors (2001–2003)[2] for the Seven Network. It was a presenter-driven lifestyle series about the best places to visit in Australia and overseas.

In 2002, Graham collaborated with Dr Harry Cooper and wrote The Possum Thief,[3] a fictional picture book for young children published by Pan MacMillan Australia. Graham's book led to the trilogy The Adventures of Dr Harry and Scarlet.[4]

In 2004, Graham produced Border Security, watching the drama of people passing through the international customs zones at Sydney and Melbourne airports.[5] He wanted to highlight the experience of asylum-seekers or refugees but, after nine months of filming, no suitable story arose.[5]

Over the ensuing five years, Graham produced shows, including Crime and Justice,[6] Fire 000,[7] Customs with Vince Colosimo and RPA.[8]

In 2009, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) commissioned Fredbird Entertainment, Graham's independent production company, to produce Zumbo,[9] an Australian observational documentary series about master patissier Adriano Zumbo.[10]

Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures co-produced Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta for SBS.[11] The first episode attracted 620,000 viewers.[12] Graham produced the mini-series, broadcast in January 2012, which described the turbulent story of a multicultural Sydney suburb. The Age described Graham as a "gifted storyteller" whose treatment of the subject was "pitch-perfect, the ideal blend of exposition and witness accounts".[13] In October 2012 Once Upon A Time in Cabramatta was nominated for the 2012 Walkley awards for Excellence in Journalism.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Show Episode Broadcaster Role
2012 Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta Series SBS Concept and Co-Executive Producer
2011 Contract Killers Special Foxtel Creator and Executive Producer
2010 Zumbo Series SBS Creator and Executive Producer
2009 Customs with Vince Colosimo Series 1 Channel 9 Executive Producer
2008 Fire 000 Series Channel 9 Executive Producer
2007 The Code: Crime and Justice Series Channel 9 Creator and Executive Producer
2006 RPA Series 14 Channel 9 Executive Producer
2006 In the Line of Fire Series Channel 9 Network Executive Producer
2005 RPA Series 13 Channel 9 Executive Producer
2005 Missing Persons Unit Series 1 Channel 9 Network Executive Producer
2004 Border Security Series 1 & 2 Channel 7 Series Producer
2003 The Great Outdoors Series Channel 7 Series Producer
2002 The Great Outdoors Series Channel 7 Series Producer
2001 The Great Outdoors Series Channel 7 Series Producer
2001 Live Auction Special Special Channel 7 Supervising Producer
2001 Baby Animals Special Channel 7 Supervising Producer
2001 Great Christmas Ideas Series 1 Channel 7 Series Producer
2000 Great Winter Ideas Series 1 Channel 7 Series Producer
2000 Great Spring Ideas Series 1 & 2 Channel 7 Series Producer
2000 Great Summer Ideas Series 1 & 2 Channel 7 Series Producer

Publications[edit]

  • 2002 | Graham, Craig | The Possum Thief | Pan Macmillan Australia[15]
  • 2004 | Graham, Craig | The Pig Circus | Pan Macmillan Australia[16]
  • 2006 | Graham, Craig | The Amazing Adventures of Dr Harry and Scarlet: Fly, Shadow, Fly! [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magistrates to star in new series". Sydney Morning Herald. 23 January 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Media, Fairfax (21 April 2003). "Channel Surfing Safari". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 April 2003. 
  3. ^ Graham, Craig (2003). The Possum Thief. Australia: Pan MacMillan. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-330-36416-4. 
  4. ^ The Amazing Adventures of Dr Harry and Scarlet: Fly, Shadow, Fly! – Harry Cooper, Craig Graham – Google Books
  5. ^ a b Kalina, Paul (7 October 2004). "Not plane sailing". The Age. Melbourne. 
  6. ^ Channel Nine TV. "The Code: Crime and Justice". Channel Nine TV Show. The Throng. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ Knox, David. "Fire 000 / Search and Rescue". Channel Nine TV Show. TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Innes, William (23 January 2007). "Magistrates to star in new series". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 January 2007. 
  9. ^ SBS International – Programs
  10. ^ Zumbo series for macaron king | TV Tonight
  11. ^ News|Screen Australia funds new documentaries||ArtsHub Australia
  12. ^ "Cabramatta a big hit for SBS". The Australian. 9 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Elliott, Tim (5 January 2012). "Multiculturalism comes of age". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Walkley, Foundation. "The Walkley Documentary Awards". Walkley Foundation. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  15. ^ The Possum Thief – Harry Cooper, Craig Graham – Google Books
  16. ^ The Pig Circus – Harry Cooper, Craig Graham – Google Books
  17. ^ The Amazing Adventures of Dr Harry and Scarlet: Fly, Shadow, Fly! – Harry Cooper, Craig Graham – Google Books

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