Tess brings people and coffee together to make great ideas into incredible stories.


Tess is a screenwriter and creative development professional working for escapist audiences who live for high concept narratives set in worlds where they know anything can and will happen, and demand to be surprised when it does!

By day she’s at Flying Bark Productions as a Development Producer working across their full upcoming slate of animated feature films and TV series. 2018 has seen the green light of her first CGI animated Feature Film and TV series as Development Producer in a creative capacity at Flying Bark. Tess also partners with the Bark team as a writer and character voice actor, and is active in encouraging boundary pushing ideas and exploring new creative opportunities for the company and it’s crew.

Independently, she creates, writes, and develops with talented teams 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 released in Australian cinemas in 2018 and is coming soon to Black Pills in Europe. 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. She is actively developing a slate of original feature films and TV series

Tess has a genuine understanding of story and script and an ability to convey not just her point of view but to present tangible and attainable story solutions that meet both pragmatic and creative goals. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a story editor or creative producer.
— Michael Wrenn - Producer