Screenwriter,

Female,

New Zealander,

Papua New Guinean.

Hello, I'm Veialu

A San Francisco-based screenwriter specializing in female-driven dramas. 

 

I write stories about underrepresented females finding their voice in the world

Read about my latest screenplays here.

My first name is Veialu, pronounced "Vey-ah-loo", you can also call me Lulu.

I meditate.  

I plant trees for fun.

I have three university degrees. 

29 is the number of countries I've been to, 5 of them I've lived in.

A "punnet" is what you get strawberries in where I'm from.

Laughter is that thing that happens when I see a dog trying to run in tiny stilettos.

I’ve watched more films and series than is probably medically advisable.

I think storytelling is where we negotiate our humanity. Stories connect us.

I am mixed-race with roots in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

 

I've worked in the industry for 20 years, mainly in Australia and New Zealand as an award-winning television promo (trailer) producer, director, and editor. I've also written and directed short films and commercials.

The short film I directed, produced, wrote and illustrated, BLUE WILLOW, screened at the Berlin Film Festival and over 27 festivals worldwide.

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  • Instagram

Follow my passion project @hollywood.diversity

Hollywood Diversity is an instagram account that celebrates the minority trailblazers, the innovators, and supporters who paved the way for more diverse voices.

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My speciality is female-driven dramas.

I've written dramas that are historical and coming-of-age. I write original screenplays and I also write on assignment.

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WAR DANCER

Feature / Historical Drama, Inspired By True Events

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THE DEFIANT ONE

Feature / Historical Drama, True Crime

Photo: Eric Lafforgue

The writer has a very strong voice and professional style.  I especially liked the writer's ability to put the audience into a superior position.

"Recommend" from ExtremeScreenwriting.com - WAR DANCER

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WRITING ON ASSIGNMENT

If you're looking for someone with a fresh voice, a good pair of listening ears and top notch writing skills, you've come to the right place.  I'd love the opportunity to pitch my take on your idea.

Not sure?  Let's talk about it.

Email me at veialu.au@gmail.com or connect with me on Linkedin.

MY SPECIALTY

Dramas with female protagonists.

MY GENRES

Drama, Character-driven, Historical, True Stories, Indigenous

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For twenty years...

I was fortunate to learn about filmmaking and storytelling on the job as a television creative; writing, producing, directing, and editing hundreds of network television promos in Australia and New Zealand, as well as making a bunch of short films and directing theater projects.

 

I also studied storytelling at university (three degrees in Scriptwriting, Theater Directing, and Communication Studies), and also screenwriting at ScreenwritingU school.

These experiences taught me the value of visual storytelling, the importance of teamwork, and how to be creative on-demand (with tight-deadlines!). 

 

Here are some examples of my work, from big-budget television campaigns in Australia to to small non-profit short films in India:

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