Miley Tunnecliffe and Aaron Moss.
Screenwest has chosen Miley Tunnecliffe and Aaron Moss to participate in the 2017 Bill Warnock Writers Initiative.
The year-long initative has been designed to offer professional development for emerging screenwriters working towards their first commercial credit and may include industry mentorships, attachments, workshops, project development and travel.
Screenwest director of development Rikki Lea Bestall said the number of quality applications received made for a competitive assessment process.
“Both Miley and Aaron are charismatic, passionate and talented writers at a pivotal point in their respective careers,” she said.
“Screenwest looks forward to seeing both writers progress over the course of the year, learning from the best in the industry and building their profiles and developing their projects.”
Tunnecliffe has written, directed and produced several shorts and web series. Her romantic drama Lola & Luis was nominated for Best Film and won Best Actor at the 2016 Western Australian Screen Awards. She is currently undertaking television opportunities with producers and writers behind such shows as Barracuda, Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and the upcoming Newton’s Law.
“I'm very excited to have the support of Screenwest to assist in creating the path and opportunities I want for my development and career,” said Tunnecliffe, who is repped by Creative Representation.
Moss is behind the six-part comedy web show The Angry Man Series, and his feature script Holly and Tyler gained him representation with Los Angeles-based manager Nicholas Bogner.
“The funding provided by Screenwest will assist in opening doors to career changing opportunities and provide me with invaluable experience to not only better my writing, but learn the industry know-how,” said Moss.