Jory AnastScreenwriter

Jory Jay Anast is a Californian born, Australian raised screenwriter and script
consultant. Her debut feature film Sequin In a Blue Room world premiered at the
2019 Sydney Film Festival, winning the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. After
being nominated for an AACTA, the film was released theatrically in 2020 and picked up
by Amazon for an exclusive streaming release. Anast has reunited with the director for
their sophomore film Went Up the Hill and is currently in pre-production with
Causeway Films (Babadook, Talk to Me) and Pop Films (Savage), starring Vicky
Kreips and Dacre Montgomery. In 2021 she was the writer of the Tourism Australia
short film G’DAY, starring Rose Byrne and Will Arnett.

She completed her Masters in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute
Conservatory, where her thesis screenplay On Our Last Night Together was
winner of the William J. Fadiman grant. Her thesis film Benny Got Shot played in
competition in festivals such as Cannes, American Black Film Festival and Atlanta Film
Festival, where it won the Filmmaker-To-Watch award. Upon graduation, she created
and wrote the limited mini-series I, Too, Dream America for new media company

In 2021 she was the co-writer of the documentary P!NK: All I Know so Far, directed
by Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman). In 2021 and 2022 she served as
script consultant on Gracey’s Robbie William’s biopic Better Man. She is currently in
development on the next musical feature film helmed by Gracey.

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