Vonne Patiag is a multiple AACTA, AWGIE and SPA Award-nominated Writer, Director, Producer and Actor based in Western Sydney. He is the Director of In-Between Pictures, a production company producing intersectional local stories with global appeal.

In 2021, he was invited to the prestigious TIFF Filmmaker Lab in support of a feature adaptation of Tomgirl. Recently he was in production on Too Many Ethnics, a short film that serves as a proof of concept for his half hour comedy series Boy (Space) Friends, funded by Screen Australia.

In 2020 he co-wrote and associate produced tv series The Unusual Suspects for SBS with Aquarius Films and anthology feature film Here Out West for ABC with Co-Curious and Emerald Productions, which is Opening Night Film for the Sydney Film Festival 2021. He also wrote and performed the life cycle of blanco - a one man show about racism - which had a sold out season in Nov 2020 through Brand X. His feature film screenplay for Tomgirl was shortlisted for the Development Track through the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. He also served on the Jury for the ASEAN program at Flickerfest 2020.

He has been profiled as a Ones To Watch by SPA, Australia's most prestigious program for emerging producers, where he was mentored by Michael McMahon. He made his speaking debut on the Sydney Opera House stage, joining a panel discussing modern masculinity as part of All About Women in March 2019 and returned to the Sydney Opera House a second time in Sep 2019 to premiere his short documentary connectIRL as part of Antidote Festival. His online series Halal Gurls (ABC, Create NSW) which he created, show-ran, and directed, premiered on ABC iView in Oct 2019 with exponential engagement online. He also completed a Director's Attachment on Operation Buffalo (ABC), shadowing writer/director Peter Duncan during Production and was also awarded the Spirit Of The West award by Made In The West Film Festival, honouring his continued work in promoting and championing Western Sydney filmmaking.

His screen acting credits include the television series The Unusual Suspects (2021) for Aquarius Films,  Seven Types of Ambiguity (2017) for Matchbox Pictures, and several short films including Window.

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Education

Acting Studio - VCA, 2016

MA in Film Studies (Art History) – USYD, 2011

BA in Comm. (Media Arts and Prod.) – UTS, 2009

Honours

Spirit of the West Award - MITW Film Festival 2019

Talks

Online Talks and Ideas: BINGE (2021) - Panelist with Patrick Lenton, Loretta Farrell and David Rose, PPVA

GENER8: Stories From The Front (2021) - Panelist with Hayley Adam and Yingna Lu, SPA

True West (2021) - Panelist with Wesley Enoch and Jeneffa Soldatic, NTOP and Sydney Festival

Emerging, Gifted and Queer (2020) - Panelist with Thomas Wilson-White and Kelli Jean Drinkwater, AFTRS

Man Up: All About Women (2019) - Panelist with Osher Gunsberg and Clementine Ford, SOH

Developments

TIFF Filmmaker Lab (2021) - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Package 2 Pitch (2021) - Cinespace

Fresh Start Fund (2020) - ABC

Ones To Watch (2019) - Screen Producers of Australia (SPA)

Go Viral (2019) - Create NSW, Screenworks

Ones to Watch (2018) - Australian Director's Guild (ADG)

Behind Closed Doors (2018) - Co-Curious

Digital First Comedy (2018) - for Halal Gurls, Create NSW, ABC, I.C.E.

Director's Workshop (2018) - CAAP, Sydney Theatre Company

Stephen Cummins Queer Performance Development (2018) - Performance Space

QLAB (2018) - Artist in Residence, Q Theatre

Generator: Emerging Filmmaker's Fund (2017) - for Tomgirl, Create NSW, SBS

Hot Shots Plus (2017) - for Boy (Space) Friends, Screen Australia