AP Pobjoy is a trans-masculine and queer ADG nominated writer, director and documentary-maker based on unceded Gadigal Land in Sydney, Australia.
Most recently, AP wrote and directed the self-shot coming-of-age series, Unerased, which follows nine trans teenagers on the brink of graduation as they navigate high school and gender, embarking on differing journeys of self-discovery. Produced in collaboration with Screen Australia, VicScreen, and Mashup Pictures, Unerased earned a nomination for SPA's 'Online Series Production of The Year' for 2023.
Their television documentary, Why Did She Have To Tell The World? executive produced by Sue Maslin and in association with Film Victoria and Screen Australia, opened the ABCTV Compass season for 2021 and went on to be nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award. The documentary later won 'Best Film' at the 2021 Mardi Gras Film Festival’s My Queer Career and was nominated for the prestigious Iris Prize.
AP's debut short film, Backing Up Bilitis, starring Jana Zvedeniuk (Bump, While The Men Are Away) and Eva Rees (Nowhere Boys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), transported audiences to the revolutionary gay liberation era of the 1970s, earning nominations at the St Kilda Film Festival, SAE ATOM Awards, and at the Setting Sun Film Festival, including Best Director and Best Drama. AP’s work went on to be recognised by The Age, Stronger Than Fiction, RUUSH Magazine, and Global Citizen, and was nominated for BBFF’s ‘Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year.’
AP is also a screenwriter. They have been on the ground as a contributor in many writers’ rooms, including Screen Australia Supported Snapchat Show Apollo and queer TikTok Series Scattered. AP is a recipient of the 2022 UNTAPPED Initiative supported by Australians in Film and Screen Australia to develop their first feature, and was mentored by Producers Valerie Stadler (Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe) and Andrea Sperling (Transparent, But I’m A Cheerleader). They were the Script Coordinator for the ABC Comedy Show Retrograde, written by Meg O’Connell and Anna Barnes and was also the recipient of the Film Victoria 2021 Screen Development Internship: a 12- month rotation working inside of Film Victoria, ABC and Fremantle Media in feature and series development.
Currently, AP works part-time as a Development Executive at Unless Pictures, whilst developing their own slate of projects exploring the intersections of transness, family, masculinity and chance encounters.
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