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

For TV, Anya wrote episode 5 of the AACTA-Award winning series FIRES for producers Tony Ayres, Andrea Denholm, Liz Watts and showrunner Belinda Chayko for the ABC and NBC International; wrote on EDEN for Stan with Bryan Elsey (SKINS) and Every Cloud; as well as an episode of the much-anticipated Margot Robbie-led SHAKESPEARE NOW TV series in development from the ABC/Hoodlum/Lucky Chap with Rachel Ward directing. She has also been in development rooms on a number of premium TV series, working with companies such as Goalpost, Endemol Shine, Porchlight, Made Up Stories, Matchbox, Jungle and Fremantle Media amongst 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 won an Australian Writer’s Guild (AWGIE) Award for the first short film she wrote PARADISE (2014). 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).

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.

Anya is currently developing two series of her own with Endemol Shine Australia, and Kindred Pictures (for producer Imogen Banks).

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