AP Pobjoy is a trans and queer ADG nominated writer, director and documentary-maker based on unceded Gadigal land otherwise known as Sydney, Australia. AP is drawn to stories that are all about the messy complicated feel good that gives happy endings to people who don’t usually get them on screen. Their work has been recognised by The Age, Stronger Than Fiction, RUUSH Magazine and Global Citizen and was recently 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 an emerging 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 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 Zvendeniuk (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 in feature and series development. Directly after, AP joined Aquarius Films as a Development Coordinator.
Currently, AP is a recipient of the 2022 UNTAPPED Initiative supported by Australians in Film and Screen Australia to develop their first feature about non-binary parenthood and is directing a coming of age documentary series all shot on phones.
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