Hugh O’Brien has twice won both the Noosa National One Act Playwriting Competition and the Dogwood National Playwriting Competition. He has had 14 plays produced, nine of which are published by Maverick Musicals and Plays. His one-act comedies have been staged throughout Australia as well as in New Zealand and the UK and have proved very popular on the festival circuit. His most recent play is Western Downs Western Front, a modern day story about the ghost of a First War soldier helping a Gen-Y girl sort out her troubled life. Hugh wrote the screenplay for the thriller feature film The Pact (2002) which starred Sigrid Thornton and Essie Davis. He has worked as a radio announcer, football commentator, news editor, advertising creative director, government media advisor and political speechwriter.