Writer / Director / Producer

Adolfo Cruzado



+61 40 12 87863

About me

I am a writer of plays and screenplays. I’m based in Sydney, and share stories with people around the world. With over 30 years experience in theatre, film and TV productions, I’ve grown to really love directing. I love developing the story. I love actors. I love the cinema of it, the way that you tell a story visually.

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
–Margaret Atwood


Born in Manila, Philippines, he studied History and Fine Arts at the University of Sydney, winning the ‘Noel Chettle Art Prize’. He completed an MA in media production at AFTRS, and did his internship at Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Films, New York. He has written and directed plays at Belvoir St. Downstairs (inc. ‘Fresh Off the Boat’, by David H. Hwang). He worked as an assistant to Neil Armfield on the STC’s production of Gogol’s ‘The Government Inspector’. As an actor he did national tours with Barry Humphries / Dame Edna, and in a musical, Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’ for the Victorian State Opera.

He was Jane Campion’s director’s assistant during post production of the film, ‘The Piano’. He currently works as a post-producer and TV editor on documentary and non-scripted ‘reality’ TV shows – documentaries include ‘Fine Line – On Ethics and Journalism’, ‘The Secret History of Eurovision’, non-scripted include X Factor, My Kitchen Rules, Great Australian Bake Off, Chef’s Line, Ninja Warrior and Gogglebox. His stage plays, developed under PWA initiatives, ‘Media Academia Inc’, ‘Keeping In Touch’ and ‘Funny Brain’ have had readings at the Griffin Theatre and various presentations in the USA and Germany.


“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
–Annie Proulx

Dear 21st Century

A Love Story –
Logline: Anna and Tom met at USC Berkeley in the late 90s, they fell in and out of love and kept in touch with each other’s lives for over 40 years.

Funny Brain

A comedy about laughter and friendship.
Logline: When 3 friends meet…

Shark in the Rockpool

A coming of age drama about a boy and his surfboard.