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Dr. John Collee

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Local Address:  Sydney , New South Wales , Australia Australia

Employment History

  • Writer
  • Creative Director
    Hopscotch Features

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder and Board Member Australia
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Web References
Presenters include the French Ambassador ... [cached]
Presenters include the French Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier, Professor Tim Flannery, John Collee and Nell Schofield.
John Collee - Australia co-founder and board member
John has written or co-written various acclaimed movie scripts including Happy Feet (2006), Master and Commander (2003), Creation (2009) and Walking with Dinosaurs (2013). His french collaborations include the Cinema documentary "Oceans" (2009) on which he consulted with Jacques Perrin, and "Wolf Totem" (2015) co-written with Jean Jacques Annaud.
Early in his career, John studied Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, and subsequently worked as a doctor in the UK, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, the Solomon Islands and the former Soviet Union. His novels from this period include Kingsley's Touch, Paper Mask and The Rig, all published by Penguin in the UK and USA. From 1991-1996 he wrote a weekly column about medicine and science for The Observer newspaper, UK.
In 2009, concerned about the lack of global action to address climate change, John co-founded Australia with Blair Palese and others.
Judges – Norwich Film Festival, 11 Aug 2015 [cached]
John Collee is a Scottish novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose film scripts include Master and Commander, Happy Feet, Creation, and Walking with Dinosaurs.
He worked in London for a short time before moving with his family to Sydney, Australia in 1996 to meet Australian directors like Peter Weir and George Miller. For Weir, Collee wrote the screenplay for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and for Miller, he wrote Happy Feet. Collee and his wife, Deborah Snow, have three children and live in Sydney.
Book now for iDEA15! | Healthy Planet, Healthy People | DEA, 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
Dr John Collee Dr Collee worked as a doctor before becoming a screenwriter of feature films, including the Oscar nominated Master and Commander and the Oscar winning Happy Feet. Dr Collee is also creative director of the feature film company Hopscotch Features, and a co-founder and board member of the climate action group Australia.
Impian Films - About Us, 22 Mar 2015 [cached]
West Australian filmmaker Stephen is producing the feature film with Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's Icon Productions, and has contracted renowned Australian-based screenwriter John Collee ( Master and Commander, Happy Feet, Creation) for the script adaptation, and Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Gosford Park, The Constant Gardener) as UK co-producer.
Age of Stupid News, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Hats off to Creation writer John Collee, who also made the best joke of the night at the Stupid Aussie premiere (I forget exactly what... something about the people dressed as penguins being climate refugees.... will have to rewatch the tapes some time....)
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