Elliot Vella is a Sydney based writer and a graduate of NIDA’s MFA in Writing for Performance. His most recent screenwriting credit is the feature film A SUNBURNT CHRISTMAS for Stan Australia and Every Cloud Productions, with who he currently has two more features in development.

Elliot’s short film OPTICS was awarded commission under NIDA’s short film pitch competition and he was also a finalist alongside Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker in the AACTA Regional Landscapes Initiative, with their pitch for A SUNBURNT CHRISTMAS.

Elliot’s theatre credits include DELTA SIERRA JULIET, staged at 107 Projects Redfern, and IT’S A TIE, which was selected by the Australian Theatre for Young People as a finalist in the Martin Lysicrates Prize for Writing. Elliot was also dramaturg for the movement piece HOME, performed at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts.

Elliot has a number of other projects in development including sci-fi podcast RECEIVED AT MURCHISON with producer Kate Separovich of Lake Martin Films, the original comedy drama TV series, BAD CLIMATE, along with the feature film, KEVIN.

While at university Elliot undertook a Sub-Major of Environmental Studies which continues to be of interest in his work and often sees him exploring themes of climate change and environmental crisis.

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