Portrait of Niki Aken

Niki Aken

Niki Aken is a multi-award winning screenwriter, script editor and researcher. Since her television debut in 2012 on Underbelly: Badness (for which she wrote the series finale – despite it being her first gig writing television – and won a Best Original Screenplay AWGIE), Niki has become one of Australia’s most in-demand young screenwriters. 

Along with Felicity Packard, Niki co-wrote the historical drama mini-series ANZAC Girls, which won them the 2014 Best Adapted Screenplay AWGIE. ANZAC Girls was the most watched Australian drama series on the ABC in 2014 with a peak audience of 1.8 million.

More recently Niki has storylined and written on series two and three of legal thriller Janet King, as well as script editing the second series. She wrote an episode of Hyde and Seek for Matchbox Pictures, and was the story editor on comedy troupe Aunty Donna’s pilot Chaperones for Stan, which is in pre-production.

Niki is currently adapting the US drama Chosen for Playmaker Media and Chinese streaming platform IQIYI, as well as developing her own projects across comedy and drama.