Bio

Lou Sanz is a multi-award-winning multi-genre writer for film, television, stage and print and a former multi-award-winning comedy performer.

She is currently scripting a romantic comedy for Aquarius Films (funded by FilmVic), as well as developing a Screen Australia funded indie drama AUDREY (a finalist for Best Unproduced Screenplay 2015) with Invisible Republic and writing a slate of projects alongside co-writer Nicolette Minster, including THE BABY SHOWER (Late Nite Films/ EP- Jenni Tosi) and was invited to pitch a slate of TV and film projects at 37 South – Post, Script, Direct (MIFF).

Lou also wrote an episode HOW TO STAY MARRIED, season 2, in 2019.

In 2017, Lou undertook two Professional Development Placements (Season 6, The Blake Mysteries and the final season of Offspring). Her work has been screened at Clermont-Ferrand, International Rotterdam Film Festival, Tropfest, St Kilda Film Festival and seen on SBS (Life Support), Channel 7 and ABC. Her work has also been published by The Age, Vine, Triple J mag, Kidspot and Women of Letters (Penguin).

Her web series THE PROBLEMATIC WORLD OF LOU was one of the first financed under Film Vic’s multiplatform funding. Lou gained her MA (Screenwriting) at just 21 from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) after winning the inaugural Sony Columbia Tristar Scholarship for Television Writers. She was also the recipient of the Gilbert & Tobin Award for Outstanding Body of Work and the NSW Film & Television Office Scriptwriting Award.

As a performer, she became one of the countries pre-imminent storytellers; receiving the Most Promising Debut Award for her show Dear Lou, as well as critical acclaim for Please Don’t Use My Flannel for That (Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and USA tour). In 2012, her 5-star Sydney Comedy Festival show Neverending Storage won the Critics Choice Awards (Time Out Magazine) and subsequently toured NorthAmerica. That same year Lou was also listed by The Sydney Morning Herald as one of the top 10 comedians to watch.

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