Born in Germany 6/5/1949. Family settled in Adelaide, Australia in April 1950 and automatically attained Australian Citizenship. Primary education: North Adelaide Primary School. Secondary education: Adelaide Boys' High School 1962-1966. Won Commonwealth Scholarship for free tertiary studies. B.Sc. (Math. Sc.) 1978. Taught maths & physics for 20 years. Senior maths co-ordinator at Cabra Dominican College from 1974-1980. Founding Principal of Muirden Matriculation College & maths, physics teacher 1981-1989.
Made a short Hitchcockian style thriller film (title: 10 O'Clock) in 1965 (age 16) with my brother but it was to be another 50 years before starting on the Bombshell screenplay. Yuri Joakimidis is one of my dialogue polishers but mainly acts as agent.