Stephen Sinclair is a New Zealand playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the co-author of stage comedy sensation Ladies Night, which continues to be performed throughout the world. In 2001, the French version won the prestigious Molière Award for stage comedy of the year. Other plays include The Bellbird and The Bach, both of which are prescribed texts for Drama Studies in New Zealand secondary schools.
He has co-written several films with Academy Award-winners Peter Jackson and Frances Walsh, notably Meet The Feebles, Braindead, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He also wrote and directed the feature film Russian Snark, which premiered at the 2010 New Zealand Film Festival in Auckland, and went on to win numerous international awards.
Awards and festivals
- Ride: Selected for the Montreal Film Festival in 2004.
- Russian Snark: Nominated for 6 awards at the Qantas Film and Television Awards in 2010, including Best Director.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Won the PFCS Award for Best Screenplay — Adapted at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards in 2003. Won the Nebula Award for Best Script at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Awards in 2004.
- Braindead: Won Best Screenplay at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards in 1993.