July 26

Screen Australia supports development funding of Next Big Thing



Michelle Lee’s Next Big Thing  is one of 28 recipients of development funding from Screen Australia. The 6 x ½ hour series follows a hot young director who is offered her first big break in a prestigious theatre company BUT she has to start the job five months’ pregnant and with her inner doubt literally following her around.

Michelle works across theatre, live art, audio and screen. Her works explore otherness, Asian identity and found families, usually through contemporary narratives that privilege the experiences of women and people of colour.

Cathartic’s Cathy Rodda is aboard the project as producer, Rachel Perks is writing alongside Michelle, and Kelly Lefever is story developer and script editor.