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.
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, after which Malthouse Theatre selected 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 this 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 was the only Australian show to be included as an Official Selection at Series Mania 2023.
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.
As part of International Day of People With A Disability in 2022, Alistair wrote and hosted ABC’s ReFrame – a one-hour special for ABC that featured disability-led shorts films, interviews with notable disabled Aussies and a series of sketches on disabled history and culture.
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 Growing Up Disabled In Australia.
Alistair is one half of Nemeses, a toxic comedy collaboration including regular collaborator Vidya Rajan – read more about their work here.