Christopher Gist

2022 Judge



Victorian College of the Arts



Short bio

Chris has developed and executive produced over thirty titles, from features to series television, commissioning and/or executive producing some of the highest rated dramas in Australia and New Zealand. For the ABC, he commissioned and executive produced shows including Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Old School (Sam Neill and Bryan Brown), Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Essie Davis), and Australia’s number one drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Chris has written for screen, theatre and print; his comedy The Op Shop winning multiple Australian and international film awards. Chris is also a sessional at the Victorian College of the Arts and is completing a PhD at UniSA.

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