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Anya Beyersdorf

Anya Beyersdorf

Film/Television Writer

Anya is an AWGIE award-winning screenwriter based in Sydney, Australia.

Anya is the creator and writer of a brand new 8 x 40 minute premium TV series FAKE for Paramount+ starring Asher Keddie and David Wenham and produced by Imogen Banks.

Anya’s credits include several high profile TV series including THE TWELVE S2 starring Sam Neill, the AACTA and AWGIE Award winning series FIRES for ABC and NBC International; EDEN for Stan with Bryan Elsey (SKINS) and Every Cloud and the documentary series THE BLACK HAND presented by Anthony La Paglia for WildBear Entertainment and ABC.

She has also been in development rooms on a number of premium TV series, working with companies including Goalpost, Endemol Shine, Porchlight, Made Up Stories, Matchbox, Jungle, See-Saw Films and Fremantle Media and is currently creating work for Endemol Shine Australia, See-Saw Films and others. Anya’s UK/AUS co-production short film IT’S ME was commissioned by producer Lee Magiday (THE LOBSTER, THE FAVOURITE) starring Maxine Peake and Russell Tovey and premiered at the Manchester Film Festival in 2020.

Anya has won two Australian Writer’s Guild (AWGIE) Awards: the first for PARADISE (2014) and again for FIRES in 2023. She was one of four inaugural winners of the Lexus Short Film Fellowship at Sydney Film Festival for HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN (2017). Anya’s original feature script SERPENTINE was a semi-finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships (Oscars 2016), was shortlisted for the Sundance Labs and Austin Film Fest and featured on the inaugural “Aussie” Black List in 2018).

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