Nobody’s Perfect

Emme Hoy


Halfway through her uni degree, a highly-strung perfectionist accidentally kills her Ritalin-dealing tutor and realises that once you start killing, it’s hard to stop.


Maeve, a highly-strung university student with perfectionist tendencies, is busy getting flawless marks and negotiating chores with her druggie housemate when she accidentally kills her Ritalin- dealing tutor in a heated discussion about payment plans. Despite her talent for pure maths, Maeve’s street smarts are still in their early stages. …

About Emme Hoy

Recipient of the 2017 Belvoir Philip Parson’s Fellowship, Emme completed her Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Performance at NIDA and wrote an adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper for the 2016 NIDA Director’s Productions. Emme’s original television series Nobody’s Perfect was longlisted for AWG’S Primetime TV Competition, shortlisted in AWG’S 2018 Laugh Out Loud Competition and was a semi-finalist in WeScreenplay’s international 2017 Television Competition.

In 2017 Emme’s play Extinction of The Learned Response was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwright’s Award and the Griffin Award; and her co-written play Bathory Begins was awarded the 2019 ATYP co-commission.

A further three of Emme’s plays were produced in 2017; Salem was performed at NIDA’s Playhouse Theatre, Strangersat Bondi Feast and Five Year Plan premiered at Silent Theatre at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Emme was 2017 resident playwright at the Old 505 Theatre and is co-director and writer in comedy web-series All We Have Is Now.

In 2018 Emme wrote additional text for the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of St Joan, completed a new adaptation of Mozart’s La Finta for the Queensland Conservatorium. In 2019 Emme’s play Pavlov’s Dogs was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize – International Award and her co-written play Bathory Begins was awarded the 2019 ATYP co-commission.

Emme is currently co-artistic director of The Louise Frequency and is currently working on several television and feature film projects.

Australian Screenwriter Emme Hoy
Emme Hoy