Niki Aken is an exciting new voice in the television landscape. Her most recent credit is as script editor and writer on the second series of Janet King starring Marta Dusseldorp (ABC). Niki, along with Felicity Packard won the 2014 TV mini-series Best Adapted Screenplay AWGIE for the historical drama series Anzac Girls. Anzac Girls was the most watched Australian drama series on the ABC in 2014 with a peak audience of 1.8 million.
Niki wrote episode 5 and the final instalment, episode 8, for the true-crime drama Underbelly: Badness and, along with the other writers, won the 2013 TV Miniseries Best Original Screenplay AWGIE. Prior to that Niki was lead researcher on Underbelly: The Golden Mile and Underbelly: Razor.
Niki wrote and produced Poppy, a 15-minute dramedy, which screened at Flickerfest, the St Kilda Film Festival and the Canberra Short Film Festival.
Currently, Niki is writing for a new miniseries, Hyde and Seek, for Matchbox Pictures. She has several film and television projects in development spanning comedy and drama.