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Rhianna Malezer
Rhianna Malezer
Writer & Director
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Rhianna Malezer is a Meanjin-based filmmaker, writer and artist. A proud Butchulla and Kamilaroi woman, Rhianna identifies as queer and prioritises celebrating the communities she belongs to in her creative practice.

Beginning her career in Art Department, Rhianna has over a decade’s experience within the Australian and New Zealand film industries. She has adventured through every kind of set – from microbudget music videos to large scale feature films.

In 2019, after writing on season 4 of ABC’s ‘BLACK COMEDY’, Rhianna shifted focus towards contributing to the stories and representation she craved to see on-screen.

After completing a writer’s attachment with Ludo Studio, Rhianna was shortlisted for Screen Queensland's Greg Coote Scholarship 2020. Her web-series pilot 'BITING DUST' earnt her a place in AFTRS National Talent Camp 2020 and the Equity Foundation's Diversity Showcase 2021. Her drama series ‘SUBURBAN BEATS’ received development funding via Screen Queensland’s First People’s First Draft initiative. Most recently, Rhianna's unproduced script 'THE STOCKMAN' was awarded the prestigious Monte Miller Award via the Australian Writers Guild.

Rhianna’s storytelling style is characterised by her ability to take audiences on surprising journeys, empathetically weaving humour, fantasy and heart into tales that hit unexpectedly close to home.

In 2022, Rhianna co-founded DHURA-LI Mob – a Meanjin-based First Nations film collective that aims to provide a culturally safe space for Indigenous creatives to connect, collaborate and support each other in navigating the film industry.