Ella Roby, Zahid Gamieldien

Comedy • Sci-Fi

When a hapless woman becomes a portal for interdimensional beings, she’s inconvenienced by an inept villain who wants to control the borders between worlds.


Grace Smith-Smith is under pressure. She’s about to lose her job, her boyfriend has dumped her and she’s deeply in debt. To make matters worse, Grace is struck by lightning and resurrected as the Portalgate—a portal for interdimensional travellers. Her life spirals out of control as she’s forced to interact …

About Ella Roby

Ella Roby is an Australian screenwriter and editor.

Working from a strong literary background (BA in English Literature and Linguistics), Ella has found a niche as a freelance script and book editor in Sydney. Her eight-year tenure at the Australian Classification Branch has afforded her a unique insight into the international film and television industry. As well as developing a number of television and feature film projects, she is currently finalising her first book as author, part of a forthcoming YA series.

In August 2017, Ella was one of the successful applicants of Endemol Shine Australia’s Smart for a Girl: Roar competition. This program is the brainchild of creative collaborators Imogen Banks and Alice Bell and was designed to address the lack of opportunity for entry-level screenwriters in the television industry. It is part of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers initiative.

Read more about Ella’s other projects at ellaroby.com.

About Zahid Gamieldien

Zahid Gamieldien is an Australian author, screenwriter, editor and writing tutor. His screenplays and short stories have been nominated for awards, both in Australia and internationally. Since 2015, his fiction has been widely published in prestigious journals such as Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and Mascara Literary Review.

He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) and teaches short story, novel and script writing through the Writers’ Studio in Sydney. In addition, he provides freelance editing services for established and emerging prose and screenplay writers.

He is currently working—independently and in collaboration—on several creative projects, including a short story collection, television series, film and novel. Find him at zahidgamieldien.com.

Australian Screenwriter Ella Roby
Ella Roby
Zahid Gamieldien Screenwriter
Zahid Gamieldien