Penelope ChaiScreenwriter

Penelope is an award-winning writer. Most recently, Penelope wrote and story produced TURN UP THE VOLUME (Matchbox Pictures/ABC Me). Her other recent work includes the drama series EDEN and TROPPO, a crime drama (EQ Media/ABC TV/Amazon Freevee).

Other credits include: OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS, which premiered at Series Mania and screened at Berlinale; SHE WAS SHE, a short film which received an AWGIE nomination for Best Short Film; and LOVE & FURY, a documentary which earned Penny an AWGIE nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay.

Penelope is currently developing a feature with writer/director Corrie Chen, as well as a high-concept series with Goalpost Pictures.

Her script for CINDERELLA MUST DIE, an action-adventure feature won the Australians in Film Gateway LA Screenwriting Fellowship (2017) and the Script Pipeline Grand Prize (2016). MARY, MARY, a dystopian sci-fi won the Monte Miller AWGIE Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay (2016) and the John Hinde Award for Excellence in Science Fiction Writing for Best Unproduced Screenplay (2015).

Penelope was a recipient of a City of Yarra Arts Residency for THE PUNT ROAD PROJECT (2014), held a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship (2013), and was part of Film Victoria’s Catapult Lab (2012).

Penelope has several other film and television projects in development.

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