Meegan May completed her MFA in Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016, where she won Best Script for the TV series Viewers. Viewers was shortlisted in the Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Science Fiction, and, among others, was a Quarter Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Competition and the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition.
A decorated ex-soldier and veteran of Afghanistan, Meegan spent nearly five years working in military intelligence both in Australia and overseas. A TV pilot inspired by this time called The Analyst recently helped her secure the 2019 AWG’s Pathways McCraith House Writer’s Residency.
Meegan also co-writes with award winning screenwriter Lauren Anderson, 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 2019, they will make their theatre writing debut with a new short work for Theatre Works called Athena: Huntress of Men.
Meegan has undertaken a Film Victoria funded writer’s placement on the Logie award winning Romper Stomper TV series, on which she also acted as Script Coordinator. Meegan regularly works in TV writers rooms and as a script reader, and is a member of the AWG’s Pathways Program.
More recently, Meegan’s short film script First Words was a Top 5 Finalist in the 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. It will be directed by director/producer Joel Kohn, with whom she is also collaborating with on the short form series SEEKER, currently supported Film Victoria and the Special Broadcasting Service.
Most recently, Meegan’s short film script First Words was a Top 5 Finalist in the 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. The short film will be directed and produced by Joel Kohn, who Meegan is collaborating on for the short form series Seeker, currently in development supported Film Victoria and SBS.
In 2019, Meegan will undertake the 2019 Pathways RMIT McCraith House Residency to work on her TV Drama project The Analyst.
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