Fiona Tuomy is an inclusive storytelling specialist – an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and developer working across storytelling genres and platforms. A graduate of AFTRS, where she made a series of celebrated short films with fellow students including Samantha Lang, Tony McNamara and Warwick Thornton. A creative collaborator with the late Brad McGann, Fiona worked closely with him on the development of his internationally award-winning feature film In My Father’s Den. Fiona is writer and director of the acclaimed ABC TV documentary Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip and to research this project received a Creative Fellowship from State Library Victoria.
As well as being a creative practitioner, Fiona has worked in leadership and education roles across the screen, arts, literary and disability sectors. In 2012 Fiona was employed by Arts Access Victoria to establish the landmark Write-ability – writers with disability program in partnership with Writers Victoria. Over a five-year period, Fiona’s ongoing work on this program has established her as a leader in the design and delivery of disability-led arts programs.
Currently Fiona is Artistic Director of The Other Film Festival – Australia’s first international disability film festival and an Industry Tutor for the RMIT Bachelor of Creative Writing program. Buoyed by her participation in Screen Australia’s Seeing Ourselves: Developing the Developer initiative, Fiona is developing a bold slate of disability-led screen and digital projects. In May 2019 Fiona was appointed to a new Advisory Group, which will help shape the Victorian Government’s strategy and investment in the creative industries from 2020.