Jeff McMahon, graduate of Adelaide University with a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Russian History, is a screenwriter and novelist with five screenplays currently on the market; ‘Duplicity’, a drama set in the S-E of Australia, and four comedies set in the US, one of which, ‘New Deli’ (a romantic-comedy set in Brooklyn), was awarded second place in the 2017 New York Metropolitan Screenplay Competition, and semi-finalist in a number of others including the 2017 The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
Another (dark) comedy at 1st Draft stage, with working title ‘The Legend of Willie Telberg & Son’, is a re-telling of the Swiss legend of William Tell, set in Kansas in the fall of 1865, shortly after the US Civil War.
With two completed novels (‘Legacies’, and ‘Sojourn’), he also has a work-in-progress thriller in the style of Stephen King.
As a writer benefiting from several years experience performing in live theatre, and in film, television and TVCs, Jeff has developed an appreciation of the intricacies involved in writing character development.
Jeff has represented the interests of writers in several capacities; as a member of the former South Australian Film Industry Assessment Committee (SAFIAC, SA Dept of the Arts, subsumed by the SA Film Corp), and as a committee member of the Australian Writers’ Guild (SA), during which time he was responsible for coordinating script entries for various categories of its annual writing awards – eg Monte Miller Award, Radio Comedy Award.