Special Industry Guest/Producer
Andy Walker is one of Australia’s busiest television drama producers. Most recently producing the hugely popular series ROSEHAVEN for the ABC, FIVE BEDROOMS (Series 2); TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH AND ANDY; and THE FAMILY LAW; he has just produced upcoming series SPREADSHEET (starring our very own trainers Katrina Milosevic and Bernard Curry) which airs in 2021.
Prior to THE KETTERING INCIDENT, he produced the 22 episode drama series WONDERLAND, and the critically acclaimed MR & MRS MURDER, both for FremantleMedia Australia and Network Ten.
MR & MRS MURDER marked a return to long-form drama for Walker after several years producing narrative comedy series. He produced the hit series A MOODY CHRISTMAS for Jungleboys (for which he was nominated for an AACTA Award), Series 2 of LAID for Porchlight Films and Frank Woodley’s much-loved series WOODLEY. In 2010 he was the Co-Producer on JUDITH LUCY’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, and Series 3 of THE LIBRARIANS. Walker was also the Casting Director on A MOODY CHRISTMAS and LAID Series 2.
Walker produced three seasons of the award-winning drama series SATISFACTION for Showtime Australia. The series won the 2009 ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Television Drama and was the recipient of multiple AFI and Logie Award nominations. The cutting-edge series screened in over 30 territories around the world and earned Walker a nomination in the Outstanding International Producer category at the 2009 Monte Carlo Television Festival.
In 2006, Walker produced the ABC/CBC Australian-Canadian co-production mini-series ANSWERED BY FIRE, set during the tumultuous events in East Timor in 1997. This much-lauded mini-series earned Most Outstanding Drama nominations at the AFI, Logie and Gemini Awards; and Silver Hugo at the 2007 Chicago International Television Festival.
His earlier credits as producer include the Australian telemovies BIG REEF (Nine Network Australia) and LIFE (Network Ten). Walker was also the casting director on these productions.
Walker spent ten years with Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier, one of Australia’s
leading independent production companies, working across all of the company’s production, development and casting activities, during which time the company produced hundreds of hours of Australia’s most popular drama series. For Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier, Walker was the Associate Producer on the Nine Network’s undercover police drama STINGERS, the ABC children’s sci-fi serial SILVER SUN and Magda Szubanski’s DOGWOMAN telemovies. Walker was also the Production Associate on the hit series HALIFAX F.P. (Australia’s most successful telemovie franchise), GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS and SOMETHING IN THE AIR.