WE TAKE IDEAS SERIOUSLY

and are about curiosity, kindness, and courage.




Unless is about building collectives of makers and communities of screen-enthusiasts. We’ll speak to them — about what makes them laugh, what breaks their hearts, what scares them, and what gives them hope — and we’ll listen when they’re talking.

We’re taking a seat at the table, pulling up chairs for others, and then building a bigger table.


MEG O’CONNELL

FOUNDER & CREATOR 


Meg is an International Emmy and Rose d’Or award-winning producer. In 2020 she co-created, wrote and produced RETROGRADE for ABC TV in the middle of the (ongoing) pandemic. Meg sits on the Screen Australia Gender Matters Taskforce. IMDB | LINKEDIN


RECOMMENDATIONS:
THE AUDIOBOOK I’M CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
THE BROWSER I’M NOW USING
THE PUZZLE I’M COMPLETING








JACKSON LAPSLEY SCOTT

PRODUCTION EXECECUTIVE

Jackson is an AACTA-nominated producer. He’s produced music videos, shorts and a feature film, as well as producing and tune-selecting for CONTENT and RETROGRADE. IMDB | LETTERBOXD


RECOMMENDATIONS:
WEIRD BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING
A VERY LOVELY NEW JAZZ ALBUM
MY NEW FAVOURITE VISUAL ARTIST



PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE JUNE-SEPT 2021
MADDIE NIXON

 

Unless is excited to welcome local playwright Maddie Nixon as our innaugral playwright-in-residence, a program focussed on bringing theatre and film makers closer together. Maddie will be given a bursary and a desk in the Unless Pictures offices for the duration of the four-month residency. She will be invited to attend in-house development meetings, read pitches and scripts in development, be offered feedback on their work, and given access and introduction to collaborators and opportunities that come up.


Maddie is a Brisbane based writer and producer. Her artistic practice focuses on the development of contemporary work, Australian comedy and theatre for young people. Her credits include, as playwright: BINNAVALE, The Parable People; as director: The Final Days of Bedlam (La Boite Theatre Company), Jane + Kel Go To Hell (Sharehouse Theatre Company). Maddie was a finalist in The Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020-21. LINKEDIN




We live and work on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise the tens of thousands of years of storytelling that has taken place on this country.