This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Gabriel Bergmoser and Damian Robb.
Damian Robb (above) writes words for screen and paper. In 2014 he completed a Masters in screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has since worked for a number of production companies to develop stories and ideas. He has been published in the horror anthology, Seasons of Fear, and the August 2019 edition of The Write Launch. His pilot script, Trench, was shortlisted for the John Hinde science fiction screenwriting award, and he was also shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing awards for his novella, The Case of Henry and the Hamster. In addition to that he teaches creative writing workshops in schools around Australia with the G.A.T.E.W.A.Y.S program and run programs for children and adults at Melbourne Young Writers Studio. He’s also been the co-host of a number of podcasts, including; Movie Maintenance, Scaredy Boys, and Imposter Syndrome.
Gabriel Bergmoser is a Melbourne-based author and playwright. He won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award in 2015 and was nominated for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing. In 2016 his first young adult novel, Boone Shepard, was shortlisted for the Readings Young Adult Prize. His first adult novel, The Hunted, will be published on May 18 2020 by HarperCollins and in the UK by Faber, with a sequel scheduled for 2021. A film adaptation is currently being developed in a joint production between Stampede Ventures and Vertigo Entertainment in Los Angeles with Gabriel writing the screenplay. Gabriel has also signed a second two-book deal with HarperCollins for his YA coming-of-age novel, Nelson and the Gallagher.