Miley Tunnecliffe is an Australian writer, director, and a New York Stella Adler trained performer. She has written on the upcoming ABC/NBCUniversal/Matchbox Pictures drama series The Heights and the half-hour animated comedy series 100% Wolf for Flying Bark.
Miley has just completed 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 Winner of the 2017 PAGE International Screenwriting Award for TV comedy (a contest that received over 6000 entries that year) and the recipient of the prestigious Screenwest Bill Warnock Emerging Writer’s Initiative. Her writing has consistently placed in other international screenwriting awards, including The Oscars Academy Nicholls Fellowships and AWG’s Prime Time.
Miley has worked in the script department on Channel Seven’s The Secret Daughter season two, ABC’s Mustangs and on series in development for Every Cloud.
She has produced three short films including the hit comedy, Love in a Disabled Toilet, which she also scripted. Miley wrote and directed the romantic drama Lola & Luis, (Nominated-Best Film, Winner-Best Actor at the 2016 Western Australian Screen Awards).
Miley is repped by Creative Representation in Australia and Fictional Entity in the US.
Writer (Episode 18), Script Prod: Fin Edquist, ABC/Flying Bark Prod., 2018
Writer (Episode 11), Script Prod: Warren Clarke, Exec Prod: Chris Oliver-Taylor, Matchbox/NBUniversal, 2018
THE SECRET DAUGHTER (series 2)
Writer’s Attachment, Shadowing Script Prod: Stuart Page, Screentime/Channel 7, 2017
Writer’s Attachment, Rob Thomas, CW Network, 2017
MUSTANGS (series 1 & 2)
Notetaker, Amanda Higgs, Matchbox Pictures/ABC, 2017
THE CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERIES
Writer’s attachment/Shadow Writer under Keith Thompson, Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, Every Cloud Productions
THE CHINABOY SHOW
Writer’s attachment, Eva Di Blasio, ABC iview/RKPix
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERY PREQUEL
Writing’s attachment, Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, ABC/ Every Cloud Productions
SURFING THE MENU
Production Coordinator/Researcher Alun Bartsch and Marian Bartsch ABC/Discovery Channel, Mago Films, 2016
HIGH STREET LEGAL
Notetaker/Writer, Paul Barron, Sandpiper Ent
RUN SANTOS RUN
Writer, Prod: Robyn Kershaw, Eva Di Blasio
SON OF A GUN
Production Assistant, Dir: Julius Avery, SOAG Productions, 2014
Costume Assistant, Dir: John V Soto, Filmscope Entertainment, 2014
Writer/Director/Producer, Black Milestone Pictures
MOTHER DAUGHTER TIME
Writer/Director, Prod: Jess Black, Black Milestone Pictures, 2017
KEVIN AND KEVIN
Script Editor, Prod: Jess Black, Black Milestone Pictures, 2016
LOLA & LUIS
Writer/Director, Prod: Jess Black, Black Milestone Pictures, 2016
LOVE IN A DISABLED TOILET
Writer/Producer, Dir: Ruben Pracas, Red Milestone Productions, 2015
BYE BYE LULU
Writer/Producer, Dir: Ryan Svirac, Red Milestone Productions, 2015
Writer/Producer, Dir: Steve Fleming, Red Milestone Productions, 2015
Creator/Writer/Director/Producer, Black Milestone Pictures, 2018
ABBY AND PAIGE FOREVER
Creator/Writer/Director, Prod: Lauren Elliott and Jess Black, Mad Kids & Black, Milestone Pictures
TALENT USA PROGRAM
Screen Australia’s talent delgatation to New York and Los Angeles, 2018
SCREENWEST ACCERATE FUNDING GRANT
(10K) for “Calling” 2018
PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS
Gold Place Winner “Disorder” (TV Comedy) 2017
BILL WARNOCK EMERGING WRITERS INITIATIVE
AWG PATHWAYS PROGRAM
Inductee, 2017 http://www.awgpathways.com.au/showcase/disorder/
AWG PRIME TIME COMPETITION
Longlist Finalist “Disorder” (Comedy pilot), 2017
LAUNCH PAD FEATURE FILM COMPETITON
Top 75 Finalist “The Grow House” 2017
WA SCREEN AWARDS
Best Film Nominee and Best Actor Winner “Lola & Luis” 2016
PRINCESS PICTURES COMEDY INCUBATOR
Shortlist Finalist “Mermaid’s Guide” 2016
SCREENWEST EMERGING WRITER GRANT
(2K) for the National Screenwriters Conference 2016
SCREENWEST DIGITAL FUNDING
(10K) for the “FEARLESS” online platform 2015
THE ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP IN WRITING
Quarter-finalist “Run Santos Run” (Feature Film) 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” 2014
FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK CONTEST
Quarter-finalist “The Story of Lola and Luis” (Feature Film) 2013
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME/ WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Bachelor of Performing Arts, minoring in Psychology and Film Studies.
UCLA PROFESSIONAL PRODUCER’S PROGRAM, LOS ANGELES
UCB (UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE), LOS ANGELES
Sketch Comedy Writing
THE STELLA ADLER STUDIO, NEW YORK
Adler/Strasberg Method, Shakespeare and Chekov.
LABRYINTH 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 Pete Mattessi.