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

Company Director, Producer, Writer

Meg O’Connell, an International Emmy® award-winning producer, is a dynamic force in the world of television and film, known for innovative storytelling and compelling production methodologies. As the showrunner of RETROGRADE (ABC TV), she demonstrated her knack for engaging narratives. Her portfolio boasts the AACTA-award winning ROBBIE HOOD (SBS/NITV), the Rose d’Or winning CONTENT (ABC), and her role developing the international hit BLUEY (ABC/BBC/Disney+) in her time at Ludo Studio. O’Connell also produced the second series of Tim Minchin’s acclaimed show UPRIGHT (Foxtel/Sky UK) for Lingo Pictures, which was recently nominated for an AACTA award. As company director, O’Connell leads a team of six at Unless Pictures. As a writer she’s represented by Nellie Flannery at Shanahan. Her latest venture, WINDCATCHER, marks her first foray into feature films (Stan/ACTF).


AP Pobjoy

Development Executive

AP Pobjoy is a trans and queer ADG nominated writer, director and documentary-maker based on unceded Gadigal Land. They were the recipient of the Film Victoria 2021 Screen Development Internship, having worked inside Film Victoria, ABC, Fremantle Media and Aquarius Films in feature and series development. Their credits include Retrograde, Scattered, whilst directing Why Did She Have to Tell The World? for the ABC and vertical online series Unerased. AP is also a recipient of the 2022 UNTAPPED Initiative supported by Australians in Film and Screen Australia.


Lilli Corrias-Smith

Development Coordinator

Lilli Corrias-Smith is an emerging writer & director, who also works on set within camera and video split departments. She wrote and directed her award-winning, ADG nominated, short film 'BEFORE WE’RE GONE.’ Lilli most recently worked on BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE, LA BREA Season 3 and MORTAL KOMBAT 2 as Video Split; then WINDCATCHER as Director’s Assistant and Video Split. Working remotely for Unless, Lilli is based in Meanjin, on the unceded lands of the Yuggera and Turrbal people.


Jenny Lalor


Jenny Lalor has been working in legal and business affairs in film and television for more years than she cares to admit. Whilst living in London between 1990 and 2000, she worked for the BBC, Carlton Television and Tiger Aspect Productions (including on Billy Elliot and The Animated Mr. Bean). Returning to Melbourne in late 2000, she has worked on a variety of film and television projects, including Bluey, Jindabyne, Get Ace, RocKwiz, Wilfred, 52 Tuesdays, The Gloaming, Nautilus, Nitram and Windcatcher. She now has her own practice specializing in entertainment law and provides executive producing services on a range of projects, including: Nitram, The Space Between, Rise of the Eco Warriors, the indigenous animation series Little J & Big Cuz, and the pre-school animation series dirtgirlworld, winner of the 2013 Digital Program: Children and Young People International Emmy. She was a Television Councillor on the Screen Producers Association of Australia for over five years. Her practice was the winner of the 2013 SPA Services and Facilities Business of the Year Award, and she was named as one of the most influential people in Australian television (The Age and SMH 28 September 2015). She is an IFTA Arbitrator.


Nicola Kay

Company Finances 

Nicola Kay is a globally qualified accountant with over 25 years experience in Accounting & Finance spanning careers in the UK, USA and Asia Pacific. Nicola has worked for many years in Corporate Media in London working for Warner Music Group , CBS, MTV and Viacom. She then moved on to lead the European Finance Dept for a world class fashion footwear retailer based in the UK driving growth and managing profit margins for high end fashion and design houses. After many years in the London market, Nicola relocated with her family to Los Angeles for a number of years and there continued her career in fashion footwear and the creative industry. More recently Nicola has relocated permanently to Sydney with her family. Nicola now works across many industries and businesses as a highly commercial accountant, leading teams, overseeing day to day operations in the finance function with a focus on scaling and driving growth as well as improving profitability and mentoring. Nicola currently works with C-Suite, Business owners and Board level to help businesses with investment opportunities, financial strategy and commercial analysis, expansion into international markets and help grow businesses through revenue diversification.


Jamie Freestone

Business & Creative

Jamie Freestone is a writer and researcher. After finishing his PhD and Postdoc (in science communication, philosophy and English literature) he turned to screenwriting. Fremantlemedia Australia are producing his nonfiction podcast series, REBOOT.