When an online petition goes viral, a self-absorbed YouTube star finds herself leader of the ultra egalitarian breakaway state of New Tasmania.
When disillusionment with the Australian government reaches an all-time high, YouTube star Gwennifwah Banks creates an online petition to have her elected to government. Her platform of Webocratic equality and Oprah-nomic car giveaways strike a chord with the disaffected masses. Her petition goes viral and gains so much traction that …
Lauren is a Melbourne-based screenwriter who covers stories and perfectly made cups of tea. A glutton for HECS debt and nerding out, she holds both a Master of Film and Television (Narrative) and a Master of Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts. Lauren’s short films Love And Other Red Spot Specials and Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome! have screened around the world, bagged awards, and been acquired by the National Film and Sound Archive. Her comedy TV pilot Webocracy won the 2016 AWG New Writers’ Script Competition, while her drama screenplay Fur was a quarter-finalist in the 2017 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Lauren has regularly worked in the writers’ rooms of Guesswork Television since 2017 and in 2018 undertook a Film Victoria funded writers placement with EndemolShine Banks.
Lauren also co-writes with award-winning screenwriter Meegan May, developing the web series Redhead Rising, and a short set in the same world called The Ginger Conspiracy. The short won the 2018 Sydney Road Short Film Festival. In late 2019, they will make their theatre writing debut with their dark comedy Athena: Huntress of Men for Theatre Works.
Lauren is currently writing episodes of animated children’s comedy Kitty Is Not A Cat (BES, Channel 7) in-between stints in Fiji as host writer on the AACTA and Logie award-winning Australian Survivor (EndemolShine, Channel 10).