Patrick May

Screenwriter / script reader


Education 2007-2008(AFTRS + Billy Marshall Stoneking private course)2003-2006(University of New England)2009(Australian Film Television & Radio School)
Employer The Maitland Mercury - Rural Press
Location Sydney Australia

There once was a boy from Tamworth,
Whose job brought him back down to Earth.
He went to film school,
Thought it was cool,
And writes despite losing his girth.



  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
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  • The Maitland Mercury - Rural Press
    2007 - 2008

    Full-time political correspondent, court reporter and general news journalist for the Maitland Mercury as well as journalist/editor of The Lower Hunter Weekend Star.
    Stories included: district and local court matters including severe criminal cases, heroin addiction and treatment in Maitland, sole coverage of the 2007 federal election campaign including responsibility for some editorials, as well as extended interviews with cabinet ministers and interviews with both Kevin Rudd and John Howard, coverage of the 2007 Maitland flood, the 2007 Equine Influenza epidemic, World Youth Day, A League matches and editorial responsibility for a community newspaper.


  • AFTRS + Billy Marshall Stoneking private course
    The Drama of Screenwriting, Billy Marshall Stoneking's Where's the Drama?
    2007 - 2008
  • University of New England
    BA (Hons)
    2003 - 2006
  • Australian Film Television & Radio School
    Foundation Diploma
    2009 - 1970

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