Abbie Pobjoy is a writer, director and documentary-maker from Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Her first documentary ’The Clams' internationally premiered at the 2018 Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Chéries-Chéris) as well as Byron Bay International Film Festival, Canberra Short Film Festival and recently screened at Melbourne Women in Film Festival where it won the 'Audience Choice Award' for 2019.

 

With a strong sense to unleash the female and queer experience on screen, Abbie’s second film, ‘Backing Up Bilitis,’ based on the non-fictional events of the gay liberation era and in conjunction with the Australian Lesbian and Gay archives, premiered and was recently nominated for ‘Best Achievement in Screenplay’, at the 2019 St Kilda Film Festival as well as nominated for Byron Bay’s, ‘Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year.’ It also travelled internationally as apart of the CILECT prize where it won the EDI Award (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) amongst the Asia Pacific region. 

 

With a constant urge for social justice, Abbie’s work has also be recognised by BBFF Media, Stronger Than Fiction and Global Citizen.  She is now currently in development for her first major factual work, ‘Why Did She Have To Tell The World?’ funded through the Melbourne Arts Young Creatives Lab and underneath the mentorship of Sue Maslin.

Drop her a line using the email below.

 

E: abbiepobjoy@gmail.com

P: +61 410 624 579