Anya’s original feature SERPENTINE (semi-finalist The Academy Nicholl Fellowships (2016), shortlisted Sundance Labs and Austin Film Fest and listed on the inaugural “Aussie” Black List in 2018) is in development in the US.
Anya won an Australian Writer’s Guild (AWGIE) Award for her short PARADISE (2014). She also won a Lexus Short Film Fellowship at Sydney Film Festival for HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN (2017).
Recently she has written HUCKSTEPP – an original true story biopic on police whistle-blower Sallie-Anne Huckstepp for producers Jan Chapman and Nash Edgerton of Blue Tongue Films; FRANKI – a comedy feature for Aquarius Films; and will co-write HOW (NOT) TO START AN ORPHANAGE also for Aquarius with Sinet Chan – a true story drama set in Cambodia with Jennifer Peedom directing.
Her UK/AUS co-production short film IT’S ME for producer Lee Magiday (THE LOBSTER, THE FAVOURITE) starring Maxine Peake and Russell Tovey premiered at the Manchester Film Festival in 2020.
For TV, Anya is writing an episode of an upcoming premium TV drama series for Stan with Bryan Elsey (SKINS) and Every Cloud, as well as an episode of an upcoming anthology TV Series for the ABC/Hoodlum/Lucky Chap with Rachel Ward directing. She has been in development rooms on a number of upcoming premium TV series including AN EXACT STORY OF HER for Porchlight (Producer Liz Watts with Cate Shortland directing) and ALEPH (Producer Liz Watts, Director Miranda Nation) and various other development rooms with Made Up Stories, Matchbox and Jungle. Her original TV series MY MOTHER, THE WITCH was a finalist in the AACTA Pitch: ELEVATE competition.
Anya’s other shorts have screened at Sydney Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, Rhode Island Film Festival, Flickerfest, and the Seattle International Film Festival among others.
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