Gemma Crofts

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Gemma Crofts is a screenwriter for film and television. She is currently writing on a new show for Werner Film Productions which she help develop and is in late stage development on a feature film. Gemma’s feature script MAYFIELD won the Bronze Prize for Sci Fi at the 2019 PAGE Awards, was shortlisted for The Writer’s Lab NY, the Athena IRIS Lab, CineStory, the AWG ‘What Happens Next’ competition, a semifinalist for the Austin Film Festival Skybound Science Fiction Award and is now in active development with director Greg McLean (WOLF CREEK) and producer Peter Lawson (JOHN WICK, SPOTLIGHT).

Her screenwriting has won and been shortlisted for both Australian and international awards; her feature THE COMPOUND was shortlisted for the McCraith Residency run by the Australian Writers Guild and she won the Monte Miller Award for Best Unproduced Long Form Screenplay at the 2015 Australian Writers Guild Awards for her feature film THE MAN FROM THE MOON, which was optioned by Mushroom Pictures; her feature script BELOW THE RADAR, which was optioned by Harvey Taft Productions was also nominated in 2017. Gemma’s feature script ST KILDA is being adapted as an audio drama for Spotify.

The feature script SURFACE which she co-wrote with CS McMullen (THE OTHER LAMB) was selected for the 2019 Athena IRIS Screenwriters Lab with mentor Michael Arndt.

Previously she was a development executive with over eight years experience in script development and assessment. She has assessed and developed scripts for Mushroom Pictures, Dynamic Television (US), Working Title Films (UK) and Werner Film Productions. Previous to this, she gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television (Producing) from the Victorian College of the Arts, and trained in feature script development at the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam.