AP Pobjoy is a trans and queer ADG nominated writer, director and documentary-maker based on unceded Gadigal Land in Sydney Australia. AP's work focuses on how our lived experiences can fuel some of our most entertaining and imaginative stories. Their work has been recognised by The Age, Stronger Than Fiction, RUUSH Magazine and Global Citizen and was nominated for BBFF’s ‘Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year'.
At the start of 2020, AP was selected to be a part of the Emerging Practitioners Program at AIDC provided through Film Victoria. Shortly after, they began developing, writing and directing their first television documentary entitled 'Why Did She Have To Tell The World?,' Executive Produced by Sue Maslin and in association with Film Victoria and Screen Australia. 'Why Did She Have To
Tell The World?' opened the ABCTV Compass season for 2021 and went on to be nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award. 'Why Did She Have To Tell The World?' also went on to win ‘Best Film’ at the 2021 Mardi Gras Film Festival’s My Queer Career, and was nominated for the prestigious Iris Prize.
AP is also a screenwriter. They have been on the ground as a note taker and contributor in many writers’ rooms, including Screen Australia Supported Snapchat Show 'Apollo' and queer Tik Tok Series 'Scattered'. They were most recently the Script Coordinator for the ABC Comedy Show ‘Retrograde’, written by Meg O’Connell and Anna Barnes. AP’s first short film, ‘Backing Up Bilitis, was a story set during the gay liberation era of the 1970s starring Jana Zvedeniuk (Bump, While
The Men Are Away) and Eva Rees (Nowhere Boys, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). It went on to be nominated for Best Achievement in Screenplay at St Kilda Film Festival, was a finalist for ‘Best Short Fiction’ at the SAE ATOM Awards and took home five nominations at Setting Sun Film Festival including Best Director and Best Drama.
AP is also the recipient for 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. Directly after, AP joined Aquarius Films
as a Development Coordinator. 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 (Girls Weekend, Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe) and Andrea Sperling (Transparent, But I’m A Cheerleader).
Currently, they are directing self-shot coming-of-age documentary series, Unerased, in association with Screen Australia, VicScreen and Mashup Pictures, which follows nine transgender teenagers on the verge of graduating, as they navigate high school and gender to figure out who they are.
AP also works part-time as a Development Executive at Unless Pictures.
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