Lâle grew up in the NSW Blue Mountains before moving to Sydney for 12 years, where she completed writing courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre & Centre for Continuing Education at Sydney University. Lâle is Turkish-Australian.
Lâle recently won the 2019 Australian Writers’ Guild Monte Miller Award for her short pilot script The Black Tulip and is currently writing the rest of the series funded by Scripted Ink. Limited. The script also won Best Short Script at Florence Film Awards 2019.
Lâle’s web series pilot script Blue Mountain won Best Sci-Fi Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film Awards 2018 – which is an IMDB accredited festival – and Best Short Screenplay at the Red Carpet Film Awards NYC in 2018. The script was also in the official selection of Rome Prisma Awards 2018 and the semi-finals of the Los Angeles Cinefest 2019.
Lâle is in the development stage on a series of short films with actor and writer Damian de Montemas. They have received script mentorship from award-winning director Rachel Ward on their pilot script The Water Lily, inspired by the Henry Lawson poem of the same name.
Lâle’s first short film script The Palace That I Live In was produced in 2013 and had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Short Fest 2014. The film also screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival 2015, Edinburgh Short Film Festival in 2015, & Tasmania Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival 2016.
Lâle is also developing her writing practice in stage play, essay, and prose. She is currently working on her first play titled Still Chaos With Dog. A triptych of her poetry is published in Escape Artists Advanced Party by Borderstream Books and Arts Features International, Issue 1, Winter 2018, ‘Escape Artists Anthology’.
Lâle is also a graduate of the Actors College of Theatre and Television class of 2008 and NIDA part-time acting ensemble program 2012. Lâle played a recurring role in Matilda Brown’s series Lessons From The Grave, which screened on ABC in 2013 and 2014, and Foxtel’s Let’s Talk About featuring Matilda and Bryan Brown, Rick Davies, Sam Neill, and Andrea Demetriades in 2016 and 2017.
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