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.

In 2014, she successfully secured a place on the Channel 4 Playwriters scheme with the Orange Tree Theatre.

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Theatre

Writer

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
 
Beached
Patrick White Playwrights' Award 2010
Director Justin Audibert
 

The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation

Marlowe Theatre, Soho Theatre
 
 

New play in development with the National Theatre Studio

 
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
     
    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
     
    Director Omar F. Okai
     
    Four very different teenagers search for sex, validation, and the wisdom to know which is which
    Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
     
    Producer Misshapen Theatre
    Starring
  • Jennie Lathan
  • Andrew Macbean
  •  
    Short play as part of Blast Off, an evening of sci-fi drama
    Theatre 503
     
    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 Brett Adam
    Starring
  • Sarah Borg
  • Kurt Geyer
  •  
    Two strangers find themselves dumped in a desert and the unlikely pair become friends
    The Black Box, Melbourne, Rehearsed Reading
     
    Director Sam Strong
    Starring
  • Maria Angelico
  • Jasper Bagg
  • Sarah Borg
  • Nick Colla
  •  
    Winner of the La Mama Emerging Playwright's Prize
    Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne
     
    Producer Platform Youth Theatre
    Director Clare Watson
     
    Black comedy about a culture in fear
    La Mama
     

    TV

    Writer

     

    Third series of the popular adult storytelling show.

    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
     
    Sweat
    Pilot for 6 x 45'
     

    A series about a ballet school.

    Tiger for Channel 4
    In development
     
    Violet Vixens
    Pilot for 6 x 45'
     

    About a girl gang.

    Clerkenwell
    In development
     
    Starring
  • Nicky Evans
  • Ciaran Griffiths
  • Aaron McCusker
  • David Threlfall
  •  
    One script for the eleventh series of Shameless
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
     

    Creator & Writer

    The Leeches
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Comedy about a family coping with the death of their mother
    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

    Producer Rachel Connors
     
    Adaptation of Malcolm Knox's novel about a group of friends taking part in a marathon relay race in Jamaica
    Black Milk Productions
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

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