Paul Maunder has had a lengthy career in film and theatre. After university he studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and then at the London Film School. He was founder of the influential Amamus Theatre group. For film he has been both writer and director and his work has won many awards: Best short film at Berlin, Best Actor at Karlovy Vary, Golden Prize at the Asian and Pacific Young Filmmakers Festival, as well as local awards. He has worked in mainstream professional theatre as well as group theatre and community theatre, devising and scripting many plays, both historical and bicultural. He has published articles in cultural magazines and short stories in a variety of collections. His work has been recorded for radio.