Mithila Gupta / Writer
Mithila started her screenwriting career in the story room at Neighbours in 2010 - where she introduced an Indian family to the regular cast of Ramsay Street. She went on to script edit and write for the show.
Mithila most recently wrote on Five Bedrooms (Ten), as well as several episodes, including the pilot, of Aquarius Films’ The Unlisted (ABC & Netflix). Both series feature Indian leads and a strong focus and celebration of diversity and inclusion. She’s also written on Doctor Doctor (Nine), The Heights (ABC), Playing For Keeps (Ten), Winners and Losers (Seven), Home and Away (Seven), Trip for Biscuits (ABC), and Toybox (Seven). She was the assistant script editor on Cleverman (ABC).
Along with these wonderful projects, Mithila’s developing a colourful slate of original ideas. Included, is an Aussie-Bollywood feature film Salsa Masala, which gained Mithila entry into Film Victoria’s Catapult Concept Lab in 2012 and has since received development funding from Film Victoria, Screen Australia and Scripted Ink. Mithila’s also developing a comedy series about a big fat Indian gay Aboriginal wedding - Spousemates, co-created with Mahjid Heath.
Mithila passionately aspires to diversify the industry - both in front of, and behind the camera. She believes true inclusion begins on the page, through story. And so, Mithila is also a founding member of the Australian Writer’s Guild’s first ever Diversity and Inclusion committee.
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