Jacquelin Perske

Jacquelin Perske is an Australian screenwriter and producer who is best known as co-creator of the television series, Love My Way and for her screenplay for The Cry.

Television adaptations

She wrote four of the six episodes of the 2017 drama series, Seven Types of Ambiguity, adapted from Elliot Perlman's 2003 book of the same name, and was executive producer alongside Tony Ayres.[1]

Perske adapted Helen FitzGerald's novel, The Cry, into the four-part 2018 television series of the same name, produced for the ABC and BBC.[2]


Perske won the Film Script category at the 2005 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards with her screenplay for Little Fish.[3]

She was awarded the Best Screenplay in Television prize for episode 2 of Seven Types of Ambiguity at the 7th AACTA Awards.[4]

She was joint winner of the Script category at the 2020 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards for Episode 2 of The Cry.[5]



Year TV series/TV movie Role Other notes
1997 Big Sky screenwriter 2 episodes
1997 Raw FM screenwriter 1 episodes
2002–2003 The Secret Life of Us screenwriter 4 episodes
2004 Fireflies screenwriter 1 episode
2004–2006 Love My Way co-creator, screenwriter
2010-2011 Spirited co-producer, screenwriter
2015 Deadline Gallipoli co-producer, screenwriter 1 episode
2017 Seven Types of Ambiguity executive producer, screenwriter 4 episodes
2017 Will screenwriter 2 episodes
2018 The New Legends of Monkey screenwriter 6 episodes
2018 The Cry screenwriter 4 episodes
2021 Fires screenwriter


Year Film Role Other notes
1990 Sure Thing screenwriter short film[6]
1995 Rose Are Red screenwriter short film
2005 Little Fish screenwriter


  1. "Tony Ayres and Jacquelin Perske on Matchbox mini 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'". IF Magazine. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  2. Boyd, Chris (12 February 2019). "The Cry is as close to flawless as Australian television gets | ScreenHub Australia - Film & Television Jobs, News, Reviews & Screen Industry Data". ScreenHub Australia. Retrieved 20 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Little Fish". AustLit: Discover Australian Stories. Retrieved 20 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "7th AACTA Award winners announced in Sydney" (PDF). AACTA Awards. Retrieved 20 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. Evans, Kate Evans (26 April 2020). "Novel celebrating Wiradjuri language wins Book of the Year at major literary awards". ABC News. Retrieved 26 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Sure Thing – Australian Film Commission". www.acmi.net.au. Retrieved 20 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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