The Waiting Room

Joanne Min Fa

Drama • Sci-Fi

A computer scientist transfers his sister's consciousness to a virtual reality in the moment of her death, but what happens when she can't return to the world of the living?


Technology: blessing or curse? For Lucas Winters, it is unquestionably the former. Inspired by his belief that he can make humanity better and spurred on by the death of his parents, the gifted computer scientist creates the technology to save a person’s consciousness in the moments after death. Following a …

About Joanne Min Fa

Joanne’s love of sci-fi and fantasy is what first inspired her to write, beginning with short stories and a yet to be published fantasy novel. She recently turned her hand to screenwriting and is particularly drawn to character-driven stories. As a writer with a varied background, diversity is an important feature of her work.

Her screenplay, The Waiting Room (Pilot episode), was shortlisted for the 2015 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction, and longlisted in the 2016 Prime Time screenwriting competition.

Australian Screenwriter Joanne Min Fa
Joanne Min Fa