Staff Profile

Lisette de Jong

Lisette de Jong

Tutor

Lisette de Jong is an award-winning writer of drama and comedy who tutors Short Scripts for stage and screen.

I am a writer, actor, director and producer. 

I studied acting in Auckland and New York before branching out into writing stories, short plays and web series. I’ve studied screenwriting and completed TV pilot scripts and treatments for film and television. I’ve collaborated with writers of plays and web series, and joined teams for 48hr short films as an actor and writer. I also wrote film reviews for magazines from 2001 – 2006, and I am the editor of novelist Francesca Riley’s YA paranormal romance series Immersed.

Career highlights

Web series Creator, Writer, Director & Actor
2017: What are we going to do about Poppet?  - Pilot -Official selection NZ Web Fest 
2014: It's Mel! - Series -Editor’s Pick and 5 stars from webserieschannel.com (USA)

Playwright
SHORT + SWEET FESTIVAL, AUCKLAND 
2017: One Day in ISIS – Writer & Director
Winner: Best Script, Best NZ Script, Best Director, Best Independent Theatre Company and People’s Choice Award
2016: We Mean You No Harm Yet – Writer & Actor 
Winner: The Short + Sweet Festival Award
Finalist: People’s Choice Award
2015: My Sad Genie – Writer 
Finalist: People’s Choice Award
2014: The Rock – Writer & Actor
2013: This Could be the Start – Writer & Actor

Comedy Writer 
2001–2005: NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVALS - Writer & performer of sketch and improv 
2003: FASTERMIND - Improv-quiz show co-creator. Winner: Best Show Concept 

Fiction Writer 
ONE HUNDRED NEW ZEALAND SHORT SHORT STORIES 2000 & 2005
2000 Yes or No - included in anthology Vol. 4
2005 Gardening - included in anthology Home 


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