Posts Written ByMegan Williams

MEGAN WILLIAMS – RESUME

M:   +61 411 510 676

E:    megan@meganwilliams.com.au

W:   meganwilliamswriter.com

OBJECTIVE

To establish a career as a screenwriter.  I write with my husband and writing partner, Joe Newkirk. Our goal is to write entertaining and commercially viable stories that matter to our audience.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

I am a speculative screenwriter with two years of experience in writing feature films.  I have completed three feature screenplays; the first of which has placed four times in major US and UK screen competitions, quarterfinalist or better.

Previous career experience includes 17 years in the corporate sector as a Human Resources practitioner; and 10 years as a counsellor (therapist).  I have also written extensively in the areas of employee communication; change management; marketing; blogging; and non-fiction, topics such as personal growth, creativity and change.

SCREENPLAYS

Last Priestess of Avalon (Feature – Historical Drama)

A High Priestess of Avalon must find a way to ensure the safety of the grail and her people’s ancient bloodline of the Light, against a medieval bishop’s desire to destroy their culture and take the grail for himself.

Awards:

  • Screencraft Fellowship 2018 – Semifinalist
  • Shore Scripts 2017 – Quarterfinalist
  • Scriptdoctor Contest of Contest Winners 2017 – Top 10
  • Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017 – Top 12

 

Two Hours From (Feature – Psychological Thriller)

After her husband’s mysterious death, a struggling mother decides to move to the country, only to find she is challenged to extremes to protect her children, animals and land by an old bushman, who knows no limits.

Awards:

  • Shore Scripts 2018 – Semifinalist

 

Sinjun (Feature – Drama)

An Australian horseman finds himself in the fight for his life to save his livelihood and herd from the harsh Australian outback, with only his horse Darcy to save him.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma Professional Counselling – AIPC – 2006
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing – QUT – 2001
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Bond University – 1995
  • Bachelor Business (HR/IR) – University of South Australia – 1992

The Last Priestess of Avalon

Awarded:

  • Semifinalist (top 10%) – Screencraft Fellowship, 5th, 2018.
  • Top 12 Recommended Scripts – Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017.
  • Top 10 Recommended Scripts – Scriptdoctor Contest of Contest Winners 2017.
  • Quarterfinalist (top 6%) – Shore Scripts 2017 (features)

Genre:  Historical Drama

Logline:

A Priestess of Avalon struggles to preserve her community’s traditions of healing and unity against the powers of the King and Bishop of the newly emerging Christian Church, who want to destroy the ancient rituals and take the Grail for themselves, with all its magic and power.

Synopsis:

Three archaeologists discover a mysterious grail and jar of papyrus scrolls under the Sphinx in Egypt.   Through reading these scrolls, the lead archaeologist learns of the story of the last priestess of Avalon – VIVIANE, written by her daughter SARAH.

As narrator, Sarah tells of the priestesses’ guardianship of the grail, their ancient bloodline and the philosophy of the Light, which they share with their brothers, the Knights of the Brotherhood of the Light.  We are told of the last days of this society, as the priestesses move to ensure they can prevail in the wider world off Avalon.