Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021
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Nomination Detail

Dana Idisis wrote and co-created On the Spectrum together with Yuval Shafferman. The show premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won several international awards, including the first prize at SERIES MANIA Festival, and nine Ophir Awards,including Best Drama TV Series, Best Director and Best Screenwriter. It was acquired by Amazon Studios for an American remake. Dana Idisis was born in New York in 1986. A screenwriter and playwright who started out in theater, she wrote several award-winning plays one of which was a German-Israeli co-production, part of a collaboration between the National Habima Theater and the Schauspielhaus Theater in Düsseldorf, Germany. She filmed and directed a documentary film, depicting the lives of her autistic brother and their family. The film participated in the official competition at the DocAviv Festival, was screened throughout the country and was later broadcasted on Yes Doco channel.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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