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Melissa Bubnic

Writer

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Biography

Melissa is a playwright and comedy writer. She studied at the University of Melbourne and then took an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths.

Melissa's play Beached won the 2010 Patrick White Playwrights Award awarded by the Sydney Theatre Company funded by STC and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is currently developing a new play at the National Theatre Studio and has a commission with the Sydney Theatre Company.

In 2011 Melissa graduated from the Channel Four Screenwriting Programme for new writers and she is currently developing two projects with Clerkenwell and Tiger, and wrote on the final series of Shameless.


CV

Theatre
Writer
Boys Will Be Boys 2015
Sydney Theatre Company
Writer Melissa Bubnic

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

Beached 2014
Marlowe Theatre, Soho Theatre
Director Justin Audibert
Writer Melissa Bubnic

The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation

Ghosting the Party 2014

Writer Melissa Bubnic

New play in development with the National Theatre Studio

I Do Believe in Monsters 2013
Central School of Speech and Drama
Director Sarah Davey-Hull
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Martin Ayeni, Norma Butikofer, Callum Cameron, Natasha-Videl Harmer & Chris Huntly-Turner

New commission for Central School of Speech and Drama

Beached 2013
The Griffin, Sydney
Director Shannon Murphy
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Gia Carides, Arka Das, Blake Davis & Kate Mulvany

The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation

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Emoticon 2012
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Director Omar F. Okai
Writer Melissa Bubnic

Four very different teenagers search for sex, validation, and the wisdom to know which is which

Love on a Doomed Planet 2012
Theatre 503
Producer Misshapen Theatre
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Jennie Lathan & Andrew Macbean

Short play as part of Blast Off, an evening of sci-fi drama

Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne
Director Anne Browning
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Ella Caldwell, Giordano Gangl, Olga Markeeva, Tim Potter & Andrea Swift

A comedy set in an everyday Australian office

Read
Hazel Curtis: Fear Doctor 2009
Mark Street Hall, Melbourne
Director Jason Geary
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Petra Kalive

A subversive attack on the self help industry

Sick 2009
The Black Box, Melbourne, Rehearsed Reading
Director Brett Adam
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Sarah Borg & Kurt Geyer

Two strangers find themselves dumped in a desert and the unlikely pair become friends

Shedding 2008
Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne
Director Sam Strong
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Maria Angelico, Jasper Bagg, Sarah Borg, Nick Colla & Tom Considine

Winner of the La Mama Emerging Playwright's Prize

Citizen Corps 2006
La Mama
Producer Platform Youth Theatre
Director Clare Watson
Writer Melissa Bubnic

Black comedy about a culture in fear

Television
Writer
Crackanory: Series 2, Return to Sender 1 x 15'
2014
Tiger Aspect Productions for Dave
Writer Melissa Bubnic
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

Hollyoaks 3 x 30'
2014
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Writer Melissa Bubnic

 
Sweat Pilot for 6 x 45'
2014
Tiger for Channel 4
In development
Writer Melissa Bubnic

A series about a ballet school.

Violet Vixens Pilot for 6 x 45'
2014
Clerkenwell
In development
Writer Melissa Bubnic

About a girl gang.

Company Pictures for Channel 4
Writer Melissa Bubnic
Starring Nicky Evans, Ciaran Griffiths, Aaron McCusker, David Threlfall & Elliott Tittensor

One script for the eleventh series of Shameless

Watch
Creator and Writer
Gimp Girl Pilot for 6 x 60'
2013
Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4
In development
Creator Melissa Bubnic
Writer Melissa Bubnic

Comedy-drama about a teenage girl growing up in suburbia

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The Leeches Pilot for 6 x 30'
2013
Clerkenwell Films
In development
Creator Melissa Bubnic
Writer Melissa Bubnic

Comedy about a family coping with the death of their mother

Film
Writer
Jamaica Feature
2013
Black Milk Productions
In development
Producer Rachel Connors
Writer Melissa Bubnic

Adaptation of Malcolm Knox's novel about a group of friends taking part in a marathon relay race in Jamaica

Writer and Director
Wanker Short
2006

 
Director Melissa Bubnic
Writer Melissa Bubnic

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