Felicity Pickering is an Australian screenwriter, director and producer based in Los Angeles.
After graduating high-school she completed a BA of Communication at UTS, majoring in Writing and Cultural studies. It was here that she honed her craft as a playwright; putting on plays with the UTS Backstage Theatre and Film Society.
During her university years Felicity began working with the Australian Theatre for Young People. First capturing their attention through the Fresh Ink Program, Felicity went on to be mentored through many of their competitive initiatives.
Felicity was selected to attend the Australian Theatre for Young People's National Studio, a talent incubator in regional Australia. The monologue she wrote on this program, FACON, was then performed in multi-playwright production BITE ME and published by Currency Press. The BITE ME anthology was sold to high-schools all over Australia, and Felicity continues to be contacted by students performing FACON for their Drama final project. In 2015, FACON was made into a short film by Vigilante Media. Felicity adapted the monologue and came on as the producer.
Intrigued by the possibilities of film, Felicity began a Masters of Media Arts and Production at University of Technology, Sydney in 2014. It was here that she met filmmaker John Scarpias and in the summer of 2014 Felicity produced his indie feature film C.A.M.
While at UTS, after several small directing projects, she wrote, directed and produced TONI FITZGERALD'S CULT FOLLOWING. The short is currently doing the film festival circuit.
Felicity's writing has been widely recognized; she has been published in The Stonesthrow Review (State University of New York, New Paltz Writing Anthology), Picture 1000 Words (a photo-literary collaboration), The Evening Lands (2013 UTS Writers’ Anthology), Thought Catalog, Vibewire and Vertigo magazine. In 2013, Felicity was shortlisted for the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, leading to her work HOME to being published in a Penguin Special: PROMISE.
Felicity relocated to Los Angeles in 2017.
PLAYS - FULL CREDITS
Mrs Bunny's Helping Hands (Public Assembly, 2019)
Dredman Deadman (Old 505 Young Playwrights’ Festival, 2017)
Pre’s: An Immersive Theatre Experience (2017)
Object (Bondi Feast 24 Hour Theatre, 2015)
Layover (UTS Backstage, 2014)
Neighbors (UTS Backstage, 2012)
The Banquet (UTS Backstage, 2011)
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