Melissa Bubnic

Writer
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Biography

Melissa Bubnic is a writer for stage and screen. 

Melissa's play Boys Will Be Boys was commissioned and premiered by the Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 and has since been produced by Headlong and the Bush Theatre in London, and by Auckland’s Silo Theatre Company. Her play Beached won the 2010 Patrick White Award from the Sydney Theatre Company and has been staged at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney, the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and Soho Theatre in London. 

In 2010 Melissa completed a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently writing commissioned plays for the Orange Tree Theatre through the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Bursary, and for Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, and Griffin Theatre Company. 

In 2011 she graduated from the Channel 4 Screenwriting Programme and has written for TV series Shameless, Hollyoaks, and Crackanory. She is developing TV projects with Bandit TV, and Slam Films. She is currently writing two feature film screenplays, one an adaptation of Jamaica by Malcolm Knox for Black Milk Productions and director Robert Connolly and &Mrs, an original for Who’s On First Productions.

CV

Theatre

Writer

 

Winner of the Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme bursary.

Orange Tree Theatre
 
 

Winner of Griffin Theatre Company's 2017 Lysicrates Prize for Playwrighting.

 
 
Sydney Theatre Company
 
 

A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play. Under commission. 

Queensland Theatre Company
 
Director Paige Rattray
 

In a world of high finance, every man is in it for himself - and no one understands that better than the token female.

Sydney Theatre Company, The Bush Theatre (with Headlong Theatre)
 
Beached
Winner of the Patrick White Playwrights Award 2010
Director Shannon Murphy
Starring
  • Gia Carides
  • Arka Das
  • Blake Davis
  • Kate Mulvany
  •  
    The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation
    The Griffin- Sydney, Melbourne Theatre Company, Marlowe Theatre
     
    Director Sarah Giles
     

    New adaption of Tadeusz Rozewicz's Polish play

    Sydney Theatre Company
     
    Director Omar F. Okai
     
    Four very different teenagers search for sex, validation, and the wisdom to know which is which
    Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
     
    Director Anne Browning
    Starring
  • Ella Caldwell
  • Giordano Gangl
  • Olga Markeeva
  • Tim Potter
  •  
    A comedy set in an everyday Australian office
    Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne
     
    Director Jason Geary
    Starring
  • Petra Kalive
  •  

    A subversive attack on the self help industry

    Mark Street Hall, Melbourne
     
    Director Sarah Davey-Hull
    Starring
  • Martin Ayeni
  • Norma Butikofer
  • Callum Cameron
  • Natasha-Videl Harmer
  •  
    New commission for Central School of Speech and Drama
    Central School of Speech and Drama
     
    Director Sam Strong
    Starring
  • Maria Angelico
  • Jasper Bagg
  • Sarah Borg
  • Nick Colla
  •  
    Winner of the La Mama Emerging Playwright's Prize
    Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne
     

    TV

    Writer

     

    Episode of the popular adult storytelling show. The legendary Doc himself, Christopher Lloyd, narrates a darkly comic tale about a detective's haunted sat nav. Jimmy Carr recites a ghoulish zombie story.

    Tiger Aspect for Dave
     
    Hollyoaks
    3 x 30'
     
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Ben Miller
  • Sue Perkins
  •  

    A convict escapes from prison by mailing self out in a parcel, only to be delivered by mistake to an intense online shopping addict

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Dave
     
    Starring
  • Nicky Evans
  • Ciaran Griffiths
  • Aaron McCusker
  • David Threlfall
  •  
    One script for the eleventh series of Shameless
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
     

    Writer & Creator

     

    TV series about the politics and music of punk from 1976 and 1980.

    Slam Films
    In development
     
    She's Back
    6 x 60'
     

    Pilot in development

     
     

    TV series inspired by the play of the same name about the world of finance in the City of London.

    Bandit TV and Endemol
    In Development
     
     

    Original comedy-drama series about a dance company.

    Tiger Aspect
     
    Violet Vixens
    Pilot for 6 x 45'
     

    Comedy-drama series about a teddy girl gang in 1950s London.

    Clerkenwell
    In development
     
    The Leeches
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     

    Comedy about a family coping with the death of their matriarch.

    Clerkenwell Films
    In development
     
    Gimp Girl
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
     
    Comedy-drama about a teenage girl growing up in suburbia
    Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4
    In development
     

    Film

    Writer

     

    Original story about a bride to be who goes through with the wedding - even after her fiancé drops dead.

    Who's On First and Los Angeles Media Fund
    In development
     
    Producer Rachel Connors
    Director Robert Connolly
     

    Adapting the novel, Jamaica, by Malcolm Knox.

    Screen Australia
     

    Writer & Director

     
    Winner of the Transport Accident Commission's 'Make a Film, Make a Difference' competition