House Vitali

Jacklyn Bassanelli


A globally renowned fashion designer and fiercely protective mother spirals out of control when her violent father returns, seeking redemption.


Fashion & Family: the threads that tie us together can also tear us apart. House Vitali is a high stakes family drama set in the world of high-end fashion. Extravagant beauty, statement fashion, good taste and bad, demanding clients, bitter rivalries, true love and betrayals – House Vitali is big, …

About Jacklyn Bassanelli

Jacklyn Bassanelli is a Melbourne based screenwriter working in television.

She has recently worked as a Script Editor on Halifax: Retribution for Channel Nine and participated in the Scripted Ink / Screentime ‘Hothouse’ initiative in collaboration with Channel Nine, developing two original drama ideas, House Vitali and Private Lies. In 2018 she won the AWG’s ‘Laugh Out Loud’ comedy pilot competition with her comedy/drama script Preconception. Jacklyn has written seven episodes of Kitty is Not a Cat for BES Animation and Channel 7, developed a sci-fi mystery Evergreen, with support from Film Victoria and Scripted Ink, and is further developing Preconception with support from Scripted Ink. She’s participated in writer’s rooms for Private Universe and Cortex and completed a writing internship on the long running Foxtel drama Wentworth, with support from Film Victoria and Scripted Ink. She’s also worked as a notetaker and researcher for Matchbox Pictures and Fremantle Media.

Prior to screenwriting, Jacklyn was an independent theatre maker, co-founding the multi award-winning company Stuck Pigs Squealing with Chris Kohn where she collaborated as writer, actor and dramaturg. She travelled to New York, Paris, London, Edinburgh and Sydney with the company and her own work including Black Swan of Trespass, Pink Denim in Manhattan, Unholy Site and Cafe Amour.

Australian Screenwriter Jacklyn Bassanelli
Jacklyn Bassanelli