Maxine Mellor is an award-winning playwright and teaching artist. In 2022, she received the David Williamson Prize for Playwriting and the AWGIE Award for Best Original Stage Play for 'Horizon' with Playlab Theatre. Her work has been performed nationally and internationally and is published by Playlab Press and Australian Plays Transform.
James Cripps received the long form Monte Miller Award last year for his series High Rotation, and since then has worked on the upcoming NCIS: Sydney and been a finalist in the 2021 AACTA Pitch: Bite competition!
When screenwriter Rhianna Malezer won the short form Monte Miller Award with her script The Stockman, her feelings about winning doubled as brilliant writing advice: 'The story flowed directly from my spirit. It’s very affirming to know how much more impactful my work can be when I am true to my own voice.'