Miley Tunnecliffe is an Australian writer, director, and a New York Stella Adler trained performer. She has written on an upcoming NBCUniversal/Matchbox Pictures television series and her original series have been optioned by Jungle, Mad Kids and Black Milestone Pictures. Miley is currently in production as writer, director and star on the ScreenWest funded digital comedy series Calling starring Debra Lawrance (Please Like Me).
In 2018, Miley has been selected to participate in Screen Australia’s Talent USA Program that introduces the best emerging Australian talent to the international market.
In 2017, Miley was named the recipient of the prestigious Screenwest Bill Warnock Emerging Writer’s Initiative and Winner of the 2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Award for TV comedy—a contest that received over 6000 entries that year. Her writing has consistently placed in other international screenwriting awards, including The Oscar’s Academy Nicholls Fellowships and AWG’s Prime Time.
Miley has worked in the script department on ABC’s Mustangs, Channel Seven’s The Secret Daughter and on series in development for Every Cloud Productions.
She has produced and directed several short films including the hit comedy, Love in a Disabled Toilet and the romantic drama Lola & Luis (Nominated-Best Film, Winner-Best Actor at the 2016 Western Australian Screen Awards).
MUSTANGS (Drama | ABC)
Writing attachment – Matchbox Pictures. Amanda Higgs (Producer)
THE CHINABOY SHOW (Comedy | ABC iview)
Writing attachment– John Luc, Mark O’Toole (Writers), Eva Di Blasio, Robyn Kershaw (Producers)
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERY PREQUAL (Crime, Drama | ABC)
Writing attachment – Every Cloud Productions. Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger (Producers)
SURFING THE MENU 2016 (Documentary, ABC | Discovery Channel)
Production Coordinator | Reseacher – Mago Films. Alun Bartsch, Marian Bartsch (Producers)
HIGH STREET LEGAL (Drama | In Development)
Notetaker | Writer – Sandpiper Entertainment. Paul Barron (Producer)
RUN SANTOS RUN
(In Development) – Writer – Robyn Kershaw, Eva Di Blasio (Producers)
SON OF A GUN (2014)
Production Assistant – SOAG Productions, Julius Avery (Director)
THE RECKONING (2014)
Costume Assistant – Filmscope Entertainment, John V Soto (Director)
Writer | Director | Producer – Black Milestone Pictures
MOTHER DAUGHTER TIME (2016)
Writer | Director – Black Milestone. Jess Black (Producer)
KEVIN AND KEVIN (2016)
Script Editor – Black Milestone Pictures. Jess Black (Producer)
LOLA & LUIS (2016)
Writer | Director – Black Milestone Pictures. Jess Black (Producer)
LOVE IN A DISABLED TOILET (2015)
Writer | Producer – Red Milestone. Ruben Pracas (Director)
BYE BYE LULU (2015)
Writer | Producer – Red Milestone Productions. Ryan Svirac (Director)
BARNESY’S NUMBERS (2014)
Writer | Producer – Red Milestone. Steve Fleming (Director)
ABBY AND LYNDSEY FOREVER (In Development)
Creator | Writer | Director – Mad Kids & Black Milestone Pictures. Lauren Elliot and Jess Black (Producers)
THE ANNOYING GIRL (In Production)
Creator | Director | Producer – Black Milestone Pictures
FEARLESS Multiplatform Series
Writer – RKPix, Eva Di Blasio (Producer)
BRADLEY HALL MUSIC VIDEO (2014)
Production Manager, Andrew Nowrojee (Director)
ROMARK ENTERTAINMENT (2013)
Los Angeles – Producer’s Assistant
THE TRACKING BOARD (2013 – 2016)
Journalist and Content Writer
THE LAUNCH PAD PILOT SCREENPLAY CONTEST (2013)
NU POINT OF VIEW: THE EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE (2013)
FILMBITES (2012 – 2015)
Filmmaking | Writing Instructor
2017 SCREENWEST BILL WARNOCK EMERGING WRITER AWARD Winner.
2016 WA SCREEN AWARDS Best Film Nominee and Best Actor Winner “Lola & Luis”
2016 PRINCESS PICTURES COMEDY INCUBATOR Shortlisted.
2016 SCREENWEST EMERGING WRITER GRANT (2K) to attend the National Screenwriters Conference
2015 SCREENWEST DIGITAL FUNDING (10K) for “FEARLESS” online platform
2014 ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP IN WRITING Quarter-finalist “Run Santos Run” (Feature Film)
AWARDS & ACCOLADES (Continued)
2014 PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS Quarter-finalist “Run Santos Run” (Feature Film)
2014 FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE OOMPF GRANT (10K) for “Love in a Disabled Toilet”
2013 FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK CONTEST Quarter-finalist “The Story of Lola and Luis” (Feature Film)
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME/ WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Bachalor of Performing Arts, minoring in Psychology and Film Studies.
UCLA PROFESSIONAL PRODUCER’S PROGRAM, LOS ANGELES Producing
UCB (UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE), LOS ANGELES Sketch Comedy Wriitng
THE STELLA ADLER STUDIO, NEW YORK Adler/ Strasberg Method, Shakespeare and Chekov.
LABRYNTH THEATRE COMPANY, NEW YORK Studies included: Performance and Writing.
WRITING WORKSHOPS/ COURSES: Claire Dobbin (FTI), Barbara Connell (AWG), Pilar Alessandro – Rewriting
Screenplays (LA), Tommy Murphy, National Screenwriters Conference – 2013 & 2016 (AWG), Corey
Mandell (LA) – Conceptional and Intuitive writing intensive.
Amanda Higgs, Stuart Page, Chris Corbett and Barbara Connell