Australian-born, Fiona has been living in the UK since 2017 . Starting her career in professional theatre, working on large musicals Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserable she then moved into playwrighting, screenwriting, and script consultancy.
Her screenwriting work has won a string of awards including:
Top 8% of screenplays Academy Nicholl Fellowship (2022)
Best Feature Film (2022) -Festigious Film Festival LA
Finalist -New York International Women's Film Festival (2021)
Best First Time Screenwriter- Festigious Film Festival (2021)
Best Short Script (2021)-Austin International Art Festival
Best Short Screenplay Of The Year (2021)- Changing Faces Intl Film Festival
Quarterfinalist (2021) Cinema Street Short Screenplay Competiton
Semi-Finalist - (2021) Screen & Story Film Festival
Finalist (2021) Cult Films Festival
She also writes and directs theatre & film, including Doris Day, one of six plays about women and the criminal justice system in Jan 2022, her short comedy film Dupont Takes The Biscuit in June 2022 and Cooking with Elvis November 2022.
Fiona is currently a host/producer on The Script Department's Women In Screenwriting podcast.
A past non-executive director of Australian Theatre for Young People, and current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Harrogate Theatre, Fiona holds an MA in Screenwriting (Distinction)and a Bachelor of Education in Drama Education.