Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

John Alsop

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: Erskineville, AUSTRALIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

John Alsop developed a feature-length screenplay about the adventures of American landscape architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin after they won a 1913 competition to design the new Australian national capital. It did not go smoothly from there. John has previously written extensively for Australian television.


Phi Beta

John Alsop worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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