In this excerpt from an oral history interview with Moya Wood, the scriptwriter and script coordinator for Skippy admits she was initially ambivalent about taking on the role.
It was her strong feeling for native animals – and desire to change the then perception that kangaroos were pests – that convinced her she could make a difference if children saw them as lovable instead.
Moya Wood has variously worked in Australian film and television over many years as a writer, script editor, script supervisor, and script consultant, often uncredited.
She was a script editor on a number of Crawfords television productions including Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police. Her film credits included script editing or consulting on Newsfront (1978) and Monkey Grip (1982).
Moya Wood was interviewed by Susan Lever on 7 December 2011 for the Australian Writers' Foundation Oral History Project. Filmed by FOXTEL.