Niki Aken is an exciting new voice in the television landscape. Most recently, she wrote on Hyde and Seek for Matchbox and the Nine Network, and worked as script editor and writer on the second and third series of Janet King, starring Marta Dusseldorp (ABC). Niki, with Felicity Packard, won the 2014 AWGIE for TV Miniseries Best Adapted Screenplay 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 viewers.
Niki wrote two episodes, including the finale, for the true-crime drama Underbelly: Badness and, along with the other writers, won the 2013 AWGIE for TV Miniseries: Best Original Screenplay. Niki was previously the lead researcher on Underbelly: The Golden Mile and Underbelly: Razor.
Poppy, a 15-minute dramedy which Niki wrote and produced, screened at Flickerfest, the St Kilda Film Festival and the Canberra Short Film Festival.
Niki is currently writing for several film and television projects in development including Seconds, a television comedy series produced by Nel Minchin.