Monica Zanetti

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Monica Zanetti is an award winning Australian Screenwriter & Director.

Monica wrote and directed ELLIE AND ABBIE (& ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT) which won the 2021 AACTA Award for Best Indie Film. It opened the 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival; the first Australian film to do so in the festivals history.  The film played at BFI Flare London and was distributed by Arcadia Pictures.

Monica is currently in development on an SBS and Arcadia mini-series WHILE THE MEN ARE AWAY which she has created and will write and direct an episode of. In 2019, she received Screen Australia funding to develop her original series UNWELL.  Monica wrote an episode of the Channel 10/Netflix series SISTERS and an episode of CJZ’s Channel 10 series MY LIFE IS MURDER starring Lucy Lawless. She was also a Writer/Producer on the ABC Comedy series TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD.

Her debut feature SKIN DEEP, screened at over 8 international Film Festivals and was honored at Austin Film Festival with an award for Best Narrative Feature. The film also earned Monica an AWGIE nomination for Best Original Screenplay, a spot on the 25 Screenwriters to watch list by MovieMaker Magazine in the US and was released internationally in 2016.