Alistair Baldwin is a writer, comedian, thought leader, disabled ingenue and sometimes blonde based in Naarm / Melbourne.
He has written for a number of TV shows, including ABC’s The Weekly (seasons 4, 5 and 7), Hard Quiz (season 4 and 5), Get Krack!n (season 2) and At Home Alone Together (season 1) – as well as the upcoming Amazon Original series Deadloch.
Additionally, he is one of eight writers penning episodes for the upcoming anthology series Erotic Stories – produced by Lingo Pictures and coming to SBS in 2023.
In 2019 Alistair’s play Lame was performed at Southbank Theatre as part of MTC’s First Stage initiative and Malthouse Theatre chose him to participate in the Besen Writers’ Development Workshop. In 2020 Alistair was a featured playwright in MTC’s Cybec Electric play readings, premiering an early excerpt of Telethon Kid (formerly titled Celebrity Skin). Telethon Kid has gone on to be shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Award, and will have its debut run at Malthouse Theatre next year.
Alongside Madeleine Gottlieb, Alistair made his directorial debut on the SBS Digital Original series Latecomers. Created by Angus Thompson, Nina Oyama & Emma Myers, the series is airing on SBS in Australia and CBC in Canada.
Alistair is currently serving as Narrative Lead on the upcoming video game A Halloween Valentine from studio Things For Humans, which received Expansion Pack funding from Screen Australia.
He has a Bachelor in Screenwriting (Honours) from the Victoria College of the Arts, writing his final thesis on disability representation on Australian screens.
Alistair has participated in the Film Victoria’s Talent Camp and has interned in Village Roadshow’s Acquisitions Department, writing coverage on incoming feature film scripts. He provides narrative development and joke writing services to projects across Australia – for various networks, SVOD platforms, apps and more famous comedians.
He has been published by Metro Film, ACMI Ideas, un Magazine, Archer and more – selected works can be read here. He was Writer In Residence for Next Wave Festival in 2016, and was awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. Alistair has a short story featured in the anthology book Growing Up Disabled In Australia, which is currently available.
Alistair is one half of Nemeses, a toxic comedy collaboration including regular collaborator Vidya Rajan – read more about their work here.