John Misto

John Misto is a prolific and multi-award winning writer who has been writing for the theatre, film and television for almost two decades. Originally trained as a lawyer, Misto has been working as a full-time writer since 1981.

John's writing credits are extensive. He won his third AFI Award in 1999 for The Day of the Roses - The Granville Story. This top rating mini-series alos won Misto his third Writers' Guild award and a silver Logie for Best Mini-series of the Year. His other scripts include The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, winner of 4 AFI Awards. He was co-writer of the top rating mini-series, The Last Frontier, and the highly acclaimed ABC series, Palace of Dreams. Misto has also written two popular and award-winning telemovies, Natural Causes and Peter & Pompey. Both the film and the book of Peter & Pompey were studied in primary schools throughout Australia and won him a Penguin award for Best TV Script. John's television script Heroes' Mountain won a Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Television Awards and his latest series The Cut has been recently aired on ABC TV.