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With an interest in stories portraying queer teens coming of age in odd and strange ways, Grace Valerie-Lynette is a contemporary musical writer and honest storyteller. She works across multiple mediums and uses experimental formats to portray heightened emotional worlds.

Grace has spent the early years of her career investing in the podcasting format, due to its accessibility for young writers. Her most recent musical podcast Twinemies debuted in 2021, and garnered over 70,000 listens. It was created with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation as a part of SYN Media’s Podcast Incubator Program. It charted top 20 for it’s genre in New Zealand, Canada, Austria, Sweden, Singapore, Japan and peaked at #3 in Australia. It was also an Apple top pick for the month of March under their ‘New and Noteworthy’ banner, and a Spotify top pick for their ‘Fictional Faves’ banner. Twinemies won ‘Excellence in Creative Audio’ at the CBAA awards, was nominated for ‘Best New Radio Show’ and ‘Best Online Content’ at the CBAA awards, nominated for ‘Best Original Score’ and 'Best Title Art’ at the New Jersey WebFest, and won ‘Best Podcast’ at Sydney WebFest. 

Described in reviews as ‘an addictive story’, ‘a sensation for the ears’, and ‘seamlessly produced’, Twinemies has also been featured in BroadwayWorld and LOTL. Through her work on Twinemies, she has recently been chosen for a paid mentorship with the Sydney Opera House through the Accessible Arts Next Level Mentorship.

Her latest work, a 10 minute queer musical short film titled Girl Coded, has just been produced by Bus Stop Films, and features Heartbreak High star, Chloe Hayden and Neighbours cast member Kath Ebbs.

Grace received her bachelor’s degree in screenwriting from AFTRS, which she attended on the coveted $20,000 Virgin Australia Scholarship. She has also written on the award winning fiction podcast ‘Supernatural Sexuality’, and on Season 5 of the web series with over 90 million views, Flunk. She currently works part time as a Podcast Development Producer at FremantleMedia Australia/Storyglass, and recently worked on the hugely successful Audible Original podcast Sex Therapy: Sessions with Chantelle Otten.

Some of the highlights of her career so far have included winning the Virgin Australia Commercial Pitch Competition twice over, being a judge at the Australian Podcast Awards, receiving a fellowship from Varuna House, being a featured writer at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, the Young Writers Festival, and Enqueer Writers Festival. She was recently nominated for a Rising Star Award at the Australian Podcast Awards, was a finalist in the Queer Screen Pitch Off Competition, and a PACT Artist for Sound Out the Streets.

In addition to her Mon-Wed work at Fremantle/Storyglass, she also works in the arts accessibility sector. She is a Tutor for Bus Stop Film’s Accessible Film Studies program for adults with intellectual disabilities at AFTRS on Sundays, and is a mentor with AudioAbility, training young people with disability in radio and podcasting with the Community Media Training Organisation. 

FUTURE G0ALS

Interested in content development, writing and producing across multiple mediums, Grace plans to spend the next few years growing her experience in podcast producing, and writing outside of her work at Fremantle and Bus Stop Films.

Pr0fessi0nal Experience

Development Producer

 

Development Coordinator

Tutor of Screen Studies (Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilites)

Creator - Musical

Writer - Podcast

Judge

Young Writer

Featured Writer

Winner - Twice

SYN Media Podcast Incubator

 

Flame Distribution

Farmer Wants a Wife

Married at First Sight

Celebrity Apprentice

The Living Room

Plate of Origin

Kidz Fashion Week

Big Brother 2020

Grand Designs Australia

Restoration Australia

Farmer Wants a Wife

Whats Your Flava

Lyfe Goals

Advertisement - AHA Clubs TVC 2

Advertisement - AHA Clubs TVC

Advertisement - Northern Beaches

Advertisement - Play

Advertisement - The Flight

Advertisement - Boxing Day

Advertisement - No One Deserves a Serve

Advertisement - Unsmoke

Advertisement -  Consequences

Advertisement -  Life Coach

Advertisement - Bref de Bleu

Vox-Pop (Marketing) - IBWSC 2016

Music Video - Girl On A Lilo

Advertisement - QACI @ PCYC

Podcasting Department

 

Scripted, Unscripted & Podcasting

AFTRS Campus

Twinemies

Supernatural Sexuality

Fiction Category

Young Writers Program

Byron Writers Festival

Commercial Pitch Competition

 

Recipient for Twinemies

 

Technical Services Specialist

Buyer/Dresser

Production Design Assistant

Production Design Assistant

Production Design Assistant

Production Design Assistant

Chaperone

Stand-In

Transcriber

Transcriber

Transcriber

Production Designer

Storyliner

Runner

Runner

Runner/Camera Assistant

Production Assistant

Director/Writer

Runner

Runner

Runner

Runner

Runner

Runner

Director

Director

Director

2023 - Present

 

2021-2023

2022 - Present

2020-2022

2022

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020-2021

 

2018-2020

2020

 

2020

 

2020

 

2020

2020

2020

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2016

2016

2016

Storyglass/Fremantle Australia

Fremantle

Bus Stop Films

 

SYN Media

Passer Vulpes Productions

Australian Podcast Awards

Varuna House

Restart Program

Virgin Australia

SYN Media

Flame Distribution

Catravenland for Seven Network

 

Catravenland for Nine Network

 

Catravenland for Nine Network

 

Catravenland for Network Ten

Catravenland for Seven Network

Kidz on Set

Endemol Shine for Seven Network

Fremantle for Lifestyle

Fremantle for the ABC

Fremantle for Seven Network

AFTRS

AFTRS/Jungle Productions

Banjo Advertising - AHA Clubs

Banjo Advertising - AHA Clubs

Danger Mouse -  DNSW

Sixty Four FIlms for Cricket Australia

Pitching Competition for Virgin Australia

Campaign Edge for SDA

Campaign Edge for SDA

 

Versus Media for Nicotinell

Versus Media for Maurice Blackburn

Versus Media for Bendigo Bank

Versus Media for Bref

International Baccalaureate

QACI for The Stress of Leisure

PCYC Bornhoffen

Skills

Notetaking in Writers Rooms

Content (TV, Film & Podcast) Development

Research

Copywriting

Podcast Producing

Graphic Design for Pitch Decks

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Jason Lee, Head of Technical, Flame Distribution

Grace is the type of person you can count on to keep a cool head in a stressful situation, and her positive attitude is contagious. She is a reliable and a joy to work with who doesn’t hesitate to help her co-workers.

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Rose Vallentine, Head of Production 2018, Versus Media

Grace takes direction like a pro and is always willing to help wherever she can. I have no hesitation in recommending her as an employee. She learns quickly and is eager to step into whatever role is available to her.

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Dianna La Grassa, COO, Bus Stop Films

Grace is one of the kindest, most generous people to work with. Her quick wit, positive attitude and commitment to creating the best makes her an exceptional writer and Director. It was a pleasure producing her inclusively made short film 'Girl Coded'. It'll take the world by storm. 

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