Tess brings people and coffee together to make great ideas into incredible stories.
Tess Meyer is an Australian screenwriter and creative development executive currently living in Los Angeles. She deals in big dreams and scary nightmares, with a duel specialty in animated family films and TV series as well as live action elevated genre and sci-fi thrillers.
In April 2019 Tess relocated to LA and concluded six years at Australian animation power house, Flying Bark Productions. Her latest CGI animated feature film (Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb) and TV series (100% Wolf TV) as development producer working across story and creative from concept generation through to scripting were greenlit and went into production in 2018. Tess was active in encouraging boundary pushing ideas and exploring new opportunities for the company and it’s crew. She created the successful internal pitch program and elevated a diverse cast of new writers, directors, voice actors, artists and designers. Tess continues to collaborate with the Bark team as a screenwriter and character voice actor on their upcoming projects. Her first CGI feature film as a screenwriter for an international IP is set to hit pre-production in mid 2019.
Independently, she creates, writes, and develops with talented filmmakers across platform and genre. Her multi award-winning feature-length project, Skinford, was released in 2017 on Blackpills in Europe, VICE in the US and SBS Viceland in Australia. Skinford: Chapter 2 enjoyed a limited 2018 released in Australian cinemas and is scheduled for online release in 2019. Tess was selected from a national pool of talent for the prestigious 2017 Screen Producers Australia Ones To Watch Program which she took part in under the mentorship of acclaimed Kettering Incident showrunner Vicki Madden.
Tess is currently creating a slate of original feature films and TV series from her new home in California.