Meegan May is a freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia. She completed her MFA in Screenwriting from The University of Melbourne in 2016, where she won Best Script for the TV series Viewers. Viewers was shortlisted in the prestigious Australian Writers’ Guild’s John Hinde Award for Science Fiction, and, among others, was a quarter finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break Competition and the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition.
A decorated ex-soldier and veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, Meegan spent nearly five years working in military intelligence both in Australia and overseas. A sitcom based on her time in military intelligence called The Taskforce, was long listed in the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Prime Time competition alongside Viewers, and Meegan is currently working on a drama series drawing on these experiences called The Analyst.
Meegan is also developing a comedy web series about soul-stealing gingers called Twingers with co-writer Lauren Anderson, which was recently shortlisted for funding by Screen Australia. A comedy short set in the world of this series, called The Ginger Conspiracy, recently won the 2018 Sydney Road Short Film Festival.
In 2017, Meegan undertook a year long artists residency at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, where she spent time developing the short form online series SEEKER with director/producer Joel Kohn of Screen Invaders. SEEKER is currently in development with support from Film Victoria and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
Meegan has worked as a Writer’s Assistant/notetaker for Princess Pictures, The Two Jons, and Seven Studios, and has undertaken a Film Victoria funded writer’s placement on the Logie award winning Romper Stomper TV series, on which she also acted as Script Coordinator.
Most recently, her short screenplay First Words was a Top 5 Finalist in the 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition.