Stephen Sinclair

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.

Stephen has written the novels Thief of Colours (Penguin Books, 1995), and Dread (Spineless Press, 2000). He is currently writing a novel set in late Roman Britain.

Awards and festivals

Short films

  • Ride: Selected for the Montreal Film Festival in 2004.

Feature films


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