Stephen Oliver (AUS)
Commissioning Editor, Factual
ABC

Stephen started his commissioning career at the ABC with the AACTA and Logie Award-winning 'War on Waste' (2017) and was instrumental in designing and implementing a game-changing impact campaign to help reduce our waste whilst achieving the highest ratings in the slot for two years.

He has followed this up with an equally successful second series, War on Waste – The Battle Continues and several more high profile series including Don’t Stop the Music and associated impact campaign on music education in schools, true crime blockbuster Exposed – The Case of Keli Lane, AACTA winning political biopic Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader and AACTA / Venice TV Award winning Employable Me which sparked a huge and heartfelt national conversation.

Previously, Stephen was an award-winning writer/director/showrunner with credits including For the Love of Meat, Stop Laughing, This is Serious, What’s the Catch?, Chateau Chunder – A Wine Revolution and The Secret History of Eurovision. He likes diving, tennis, mushrooms and dogs. Oh and his kids, he really likes them too.

Currently looking for: Incredible Australian stories that utilise creative storytelling methods. He’s always interested in any project that has the main building blocks of a great series – strong characters, great access, surprising worlds and the ability to reflect back something of contemporary Australian culture.