Robert Luxford

Robert Luxford

Rob is an actor-writer-filmmaker and has worked in the industry for several years.
Among his writing credits are full-length plays: Nuns,“ “The Bold and The Reckless” and a Co- writer for “ I Dream of Johnny “, a political, musical satire.,,
Features such as Twists of Fate", The Coven (an adaptation of his published play and Greed.
He has also written & produced two video...
Rob is an actor-writer-filmmaker and has worked in the industry for several years.
Among his writing credits are full-length plays: Nuns,“ “The Bold and The Reckless” and a Co- writer for “ I Dream of Johnny “, a political, musical satire.,,
Features such as Twists of Fate", The Coven (an adaptation of his published play and Greed.
He has also written & produced two video documentaries, “Guardians: Angels on Patrol” and “Little Army Big War”, and was Co-writer & Co-Director for a TV pilot “Real World.”
His six published works include Angry Dreams, The Coven, Custody, 3 families, the birthday club, and The Unexplained Files.
One act plays include Separate Ways, Custody & Empty Places of the heart.
His short plays include Nuns (10 minute version) for short & sweet Times variable (winner of conflux award 2004) All a twitter for the Imagine festival Expiry Date & Tea for Terror and Lost Property for short and Sweet.
He has written and produced a number of comics. An adaptation of the Coven & Angels of the alley, Cheer Up the world ends tomorrow, Warpt, Hunters, and The Quantum Witch.

Plays

  • Cash for Christ
    Hyram, a young man seeking spiritual enlightenment, inquires about joining the church of self enlightenment and capitalistic no nonsense . However, membership to the church comes with a heavy price tag and an unexpected surprise .
  • The Warhol Institute for the forgotten famous
    Four people ,who have had their fifteen minutes of fame , undergo therapy in order to move on with their lives. Jacqueline, real name Barbara , uses a persona to shied herself from the past. Her hero is jack Nicholson and wants to emulate the characters he plays. She is unruly rebellious and likes to cause trouble.
    Natasha is an overachiever with a brilliant mind but very insecure. She wants...
    Four people ,who have had their fifteen minutes of fame , undergo therapy in order to move on with their lives. Jacqueline, real name Barbara , uses a persona to shied herself from the past. Her hero is jack Nicholson and wants to emulate the characters he plays. She is unruly rebellious and likes to cause trouble.
    Natasha is an overachiever with a brilliant mind but very insecure. She wants attention to prove she is good at what she does but always falls short at everything she sets out to do. Lenny is another brilliant mind and very introverted. He wants people to listen to what he has to say but no-one will. Still lives with his mum. Marvin, an athletic, well built man. Sports freak but only plays lame sports like Ultimate Frisbee. Gets sexually aroused when he tumbles down stairs. These people seek the help of the resident Therapist but their sessions never go to plan. Their final session takes a dramatic twist when all their lives are threatened in the name of a last minute grab for attention and fame.
  • The Hot Seat 2
    A debate about climate change in the form of a TV interview in the form of a tennis match.
  • The Hot Seat
    A debate about terrorism set up as TV interview in the form of a tennis match.
  • Lost property
    The clothes don't make the man...unless you're Superman and you've had your costume stolen in the locker room of a Sydney train station. To what extremes will the dashing defender go to save his threads and his dignity?

  • Custody
    A young boy looses both his parents in a fatal accident. He's only relatives Richard, his uncle and Magret his aunt fight for custody of the boy. They are polar opposites who cannot come to an agreement and are not willing to surrender the boy to the other. The feud takes a turn for the worst with a result that no one expects
  • Empty Places of the heart
    Proffesor Steve Harrison is losing his mind. At least his collegues and family think so. But Steve will not have a bar of it. His mind is as sharp as a steel trap, and just as closed. After a seriuos incident at the school he teaches Steve finds his life changed forever in ways he never imagined. When his son discovers what happened he makes a difficult choice that will create a rift between father and son....
    Proffesor Steve Harrison is losing his mind. At least his collegues and family think so. But Steve will not have a bar of it. His mind is as sharp as a steel trap, and just as closed. After a seriuos incident at the school he teaches Steve finds his life changed forever in ways he never imagined. When his son discovers what happened he makes a difficult choice that will create a rift between father and son. However amidst the conflict Steve finds someone new has entered his life. Has he finally found true happiness only to have it taken away ? Will his sons betrayal be the final nail in his coffin.
  • All a Twitter
    Technology breakdown as two young girls , Jazmne & Chelsea, cannot communicate with each other. Thadius Mortimer the third offers his assistance to help the girls talk to each other. However he finds that the challenge is more than he bargained for.
  • NUNS (10 Minute version)
    The setting is the back of a convent where three nuns are smoking a single cigarette they have secretly hidden away for their covert meeting. In this convent any vice is fair game, provided you keep it discreet. Drinking, sleeping around, and mild drugs are permitted. But smoking isn't. But Sister Catharine and Sister Rosa have a plan to change that.
  • Times Variable
    What if you could seet wo alternative futures of your child 40 years on before they are even born ? Knowing that one of those futures holds dire consequences for you, could you choose to end that childs life or allow the worst to happen ?
  • Expiry Date
    John is quietly having his lunch when he is disturbed by a strange woman who wants to know his expiry date. ( the day & time he will die). He regards this as a personal intrusion and tries to get the woman to leave . She is persistant as she only has an hour to live and wants sex before she dies. Nothing can deter the woman. She offes John a considerable amount of money. He is tempted and may bend, but...
    John is quietly having his lunch when he is disturbed by a strange woman who wants to know his expiry date. ( the day & time he will die). He regards this as a personal intrusion and tries to get the woman to leave . She is persistant as she only has an hour to live and wants sex before she dies. Nothing can deter the woman. She offes John a considerable amount of money. He is tempted and may bend, but still reluctant. Will he finally give in to the womans request or will she die a virgin ?
  • Tea for Terror
    It's 4 O Clock, Tea time. For the group of tea addicts, desperatly trying to overcome their addiction, it is the worst time of the day. Drugs, alcohol & the ocassional glue sniffing barely lessen the pain. But for Rebecca the tormet is too much she needs her Tea & biscuits ( and buttered scones with cream would be nice). What starts out as an orderly meeting turns into a hostage situation when...
    It's 4 O Clock, Tea time. For the group of tea addicts, desperatly trying to overcome their addiction, it is the worst time of the day. Drugs, alcohol & the ocassional glue sniffing barely lessen the pain. But for Rebecca the tormet is too much she needs her Tea & biscuits ( and buttered scones with cream would be nice). What starts out as an orderly meeting turns into a hostage situation when Rebecca shoots one of her fellow addicts. Detective McQueen must take drastic steps to resolve the heated situation. He cannot give in to Rebecca's demands but he cannot risk another life being taken
  • The Coven
    The Coven

    A conspiracy to commit murder, but is the murder justified? A coven of witches confront this dilemma knowing vengeance is a double edged sword. Should they execute a man, once one of their own, who has committed the vilest of crimes and will remain out of reach of the law? To do so would violate their most sacred of laws, yet to do nothing would mean the death of more innocent children...
    The Coven

    A conspiracy to commit murder, but is the murder justified? A coven of witches confront this dilemma knowing vengeance is a double edged sword. Should they execute a man, once one of their own, who has committed the vilest of crimes and will remain out of reach of the law? To do so would violate their most sacred of laws, yet to do nothing would mean the death of more innocent children. Their faith will be questioned, their loyalties divided and a price must be paid.
  • NUNS
    Synopsis.

    The setting is the back of a convent where three nuns are smoking a single cigarette they have secretly hidden away for their covert meeting. In this convent any vice is fair game, provided you keep it discreet. Drinking, sleeping around, and mild drugs are permitted. But smoking isn’t. But Sister Catharine and Sister Kimberly have a plan to change that.

    Sister...
    Synopsis.

    The setting is the back of a convent where three nuns are smoking a single cigarette they have secretly hidden away for their covert meeting. In this convent any vice is fair game, provided you keep it discreet. Drinking, sleeping around, and mild drugs are permitted. But smoking isn’t. But Sister Catharine and Sister Kimberly have a plan to change that.

    Sister Bernadette has a fetish for half naked women in crochet. She is ashamed and when Sister Catharine finds out she is exploited by her so Mother Superior Patricia won’t find out.

    Sister Catharine uses Bernadette to arrange a pick up of a tape that will compromise Patricia. However Patricia intercepts Bernadette and tells her to hand the tape over. Although not really sure what’s on the tape, she arranges for Bernadette to get it transferred to DVD.

    Catharine and Kimberly try to get the tape back for Patricia can see it. Patricia in the mean time is trying to get Bernadette to admit what she knows about Catharine and Kimberly smoking on Convent grounds but each time she tries Bernadette is unwilling or unable to talk. Patricia resorts to getting Bernadette stoned but that is also unsuccessful. In her altered mind state, Bernadette tells Catharine of Patricia’s attempts to get her to talk but how she is also able to get the DVD she wants.

    Bernadette acquires copies of the DVD for Catharine and Patricia. Not wanting to be blackmailed anymore she keeps copies for herself in order to keep Patricia and Catharine of her back.

    Catharine and Patricia conspire to get the remaining discs from Bernadette. Exploiting her fetish for women in crochet Catharine dresses up in a bikini and a crochet shoal and tries to seduce Bernadette. However because of Bernadette’s weak heart the excitement is too much for her. She has a heart attack and dies.

    Devastated Catharine regrets what she has done and decides to leave the convent threatening to expose all the vice that goes on. While at Bernadette’s grave asking for forgiveness the ghost of Bernadette appears and tells Catharine not to peruse this vengeful path that would destroy her life but rather take a more positive approach and change people through her teaching. Catharine destroys the discs and says she will do as Bernadette says.