Multi-talented and passionate about the future of digital content, we’re pleased to welcome Michelle Law to the Melbourne WebFest Advisory Board.
Law is a pioneer of mediums, working across print, film and television, and is well known for her works as a writer and actor within the industry. Her smash-hit play Single Asian Female continues to tour across Australia, selling out seats in multiple seasons to date.
Law received the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2016, in addition to two Australian Writers Guild awards in both 2012 and 2018. She is currently developing two new plays, an opera and original feature film, and is continuing to explore the digital space with her creativity. Law expects that we will see more on-demand, more original and more innovative content to come.
“Before COVID, the industry was already shifting towards being more web/SVOD focused,” says Law.
“In the long term, I don’t think people will ever stop going to theatres and seeing films on the big screen, in the same way that eBooks didn’t ever replace physical books…. I (do) see us relying on our devices for content and expecting it to be on-demand, more original, and more innovative than ever.”
Co-creator and co-writer of award-winning online series Homecoming Queens, Law shared her own personal story of living with a chronic illness, alongside co-writer Chloe Reeson. After four years of development, the series was commissioned by and developed for SBS on Demand – taking home three-awards at Melbourne WebFest 2018.