Mentor: Vicki Madden, Sweet Potato Films
Tess Meyer is a writer and producer working across feature film, television, online, and VR with some of the most exciting creatives in Australia, the US and Europe. Her career path has been tailored to both creative and production roles in live-action and animated projects. As well as writing and producing her own award-winning short films which have screened internationally, Tess collaborates in creative development with teams on a broad range of formats and genres. From children’s entertainment to teen drama and right into horror, Tess has a reputation for building diverse characters with distinctive voices and tackling challenging production goals with creative solutions.
For the past four years Tess has worked at Flying Bark Productions on international co-productions of comedy and drama series including Heidi, The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, as well as feature film Maya 2. Her role as Development Producer has Tess collaborating with internationally renowned studios to create inspiring stories for episodic and feature film projects. Tess sees the projects from initial ideas through pitching, scripting, design, through to market and into production. Her latest independent project, feature film and online series Skinford, is set for release this year.