Hailing from Melbourne, Australia’s all-round capital of culture and good times, Elizabeth McKenzie was living the life of so many other 30-somethings – unfulfilling work days dulled by long nights and made almost unbearable by the follow-up hangovers – when she went to a day-long writing workshop for shits and giggles. Reader, it changed her life.
Within six months, she had written and self-published her first book, not entirely surprisingly called The 30-Somethings. But this collection of thoughts and stories, broken up into three acts for those with short attention spans, was just the start and a necessary segue to what she was really put on this earth to do.
Sitcoms. Movies. Just about anything that could be viewed on a screen. They were Elizabeth’s greatest loves. (Well, if you take away her dogs Melvin and Charlie and her husband Edwin, but you know what we mean.) She took to three-act structures, plotting devices and Final Draft like a duck to water.
To date, Elizabeth has written:
SHARING SPACE. A half-hour office comedy about an aspiring writer who, in an attempt to follow her dreams to become next level Twilight famous, sets up a co-working space to make ends meet.
TIME’S UP FOR AMY HAMILTON. A half-hour office comedy about Amy, a happy slacker whose only goal is to do the absolute least. This becomes a problem when Amy finds herself the unwilling champion of the Time’s Up Movement in her office, stirring up company culture, office romances, and working relationships.
A full screenplay called A CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHRISTMAS. When Aussie Kayla gets the chance to spend her dream white Christmas in the US of A, it doesn’t work out quite the way she planned.
“If there is one thing Elizabeth’s the ultimate ruler of, it’s The Story. And Elizabeth has a gift for not just writing it on the page, but teaching you to find it within yourself.”