© Amelia J. Dowd, 2013

© Amelia J. Dowd, 2013

Waiting for Naomi Wolf to draw breath at Ideas At The House, The F-Word, 2012

Waiting for Naomi Wolf to draw breath at Ideas At The House, The F-Word, 2012

 

(Full bio and CV is available on request for anyone who is having trouble sleeping.)

The Short Story: 

I am a cultural commentator, screenwriter and award-winning journalist.

The Long Story:

My work appears regularly in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Daily Life, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, with a focus on popular culture, gender politics and mental health. In 2012 I won the Gold EVA and Best Opinion EVA Awards for my review of Brian McFadden's Just The Way You Are.

My feature screenwriting debut, Farewell Tour, is currently in development at Renegade Films. Having completed a Masters in Screenwriting at VCA, I am developing my thesis project, a sitcom set in 14th century England, for web and television. 

From 2008 to 2011 I presented Triple R's Tuesday drive program, Transference; in 2016 I joined the Superfluity team. I have appeared as a general cultural commentary dogsbody at Ideas at The House's The F-Word, Festival Of Dangerous Ideas, Melbourne International Film Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival, on SunriseThe Today Show and The Hack Half Hour, and I would've won The Einstein Factor if it wasn't for that pesky Sherlock Holmes expert.  

I've written and performed many live comedy shows including, most recently, Escape From L.A. (Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015). That show prompted one reviewer to declare, "Hollywood has not lost out on one of the great storytellers", which I am looking forward to mentioning at the Oscars. 

On the small screen, I co-produced and presented two seasons of the award-winning music criticism panel show Dancing About Architecture for C31, and I was a member of the RocKwiz 'Brains Trust' for over five years, writing questions for the beloved music quiz show. 

And finally, I played a variety of glamorous but anonymous lesbians on The Secret Life Of Us. The evidence is not on YouTube.

Oh and by the way: it's BAS (as in "crass") TOW (as in "oh no").