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This profile was last updated on 10/9/14  and contains information from public web pages.


Local Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Employment History

  • Creative Director
    Hopscotch Features
  • Board-member Australia

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Board Member
    Hopscotch Features
198 Total References
Web References
Judges – Norwich Film Festival, 9 Oct 2014 [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.
Australia – About, 2 July 2014 [cached]
John Collee
John Collee John Collee is a novelist and screenwriter with a background in medicine and journalism. While working overseas as a doctor he wrote a popular science column for the Observer newspaper. His screenwriting credits include "Master and Commander", "Creation", "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Happy Feet". He is a co-founder of 350 Australia.
Hopscotch Films, 22 July 2013 [cached]
Troy is a director and active board member of Hopscotch Features, a joint venture with writer John Collee and producer Andrew Mason.
Hopscotch Films, 28 Jan 2012 [cached]
Biographies of partners John Collee and Andrew Mason
John Collee - Creative Director
John Collee 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. From 1991-1996 he wrote a weekly column for The Observer newspaper, UK.
John's published novels include Kingsley's Touch, Paper Mask and The Rig, all published by Penguin in the UK and USA. Since marrying an Australian and becoming a full time Australian resident he has collaborated with Aussie directors Scott Hicks, Phil Noyce, George Miller and Peter Weir.
John has written acclaimed scripts including Happy Feet (2006), Master and Commander (2003) and Creation (2009).
John has acted as script consultant and rewriter on many lower budget projects, and advised on the Spark, Aurora and AFTRS Screenwriting and Project Greenlight programs.
In 2010, Mason joined forces with Writer John Collee, and Hopscotch Distribution principals Troy Lum and Frank Cox to form development/production company Hopscotch Features, which will roll cameras on it's first production in early 2012.
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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