Aaron Pedersen in The Circuit, photo courtesy of Media World Pictures and Film Victoria
One of Australia’s most accomplished television writers, Kelly Lefever has written, script produced, script edited, story-lined, and story edited more than six-hundred hours of TV for every free-to-air network in the country.
She is also a highly sought after script editor and developer for feature films, with credits including The Black Balloon and Roy Hollsdotter Live, and multiple award winning short films. She has received 5 AWGIE nominations, winning for both Something in The Air and The Circuit, an AFI nomination for Most Outstanding Television Script for Home is Where the Past Is– The Circuit, is an AFC Fellowship recipient, a Fellowship of Australian Writers Award winner, and two-time West Australian Premier’s Prize shortlist recipient (national).
In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Kit Denton Disfellowship for courage in writing, and in 2014 she was awarded the Foxtel Fellowship in Recognition of an Outstanding and Significant Body of Work. Kelly is the Co-Creator, Script Producer and Head Writer of the SBS 2 x 6 part mini series The Circuit – a multiple AFI and Logie nominee, and winner of 2 Chicago Film Festival HUGO Awards for Best Mini Series (series 1 and 2) and the Human Rights Reconciliation Award. Her other credits include Mr and Mrs Murder, City Homicide, Something In The Air, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Prisoner.
Kelly is a former Vice President of the Australian Writers’ Guild, and a former member of its National Executive Committee as well as Chair of the National Screenwriters’ Conference Committee. She sits on Film Victoria’s Evaluation Advisory Committee and the Film Victoria Board, and lectures in screenwriting. Kelly won the Richard Lane Award for Services to the Guild at the 2017 AWGIE Awards.
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