Veialu Aila-Unsworth

Veialu Aila-Unsworth


San Francisco, California

Member Since:
August 2016
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About Veialu

Hi, I'm Veialu and I'm a screenwriter. I was born in Papua New Guinea and grew up in New Zealand. I care deeply about solving meaningful problems and the impact we have in the world. That's why I'm interested in writing stories about injustice, historical events and stories that have a lot of heart.

I also work as a freelance senior television creative (writing, producing and directing on-air television promos/adverts).

I live in San Francisco, California, USA.

I look forward to connecting with you - wherever you may live! :)




  • The Defiant One (Feature Film)

    The Defiant One (Feature Film) Independent Historical Drama Inspired by true events: On a Pacific island, a twelve-year-old village girl must protect her brother from being caught after he begins a forbidden relationship, but when she accidentally reveals the affair to police, she must save him from being executed.


  • Blue Willow

    Blue Willow
    Film (short) by Lulu Tree / Veialu Aila-Unsworth Producer/Writer/Director/Illustrator Official Selection Berlin Film Festival as well as 25 international festivals worldwide. Made in association with the NZ Film Commission and Screen Innovation Fund 2005.


  • Winner of Australasian Gold PromaxBDA Award – Best TV Image Campaign for Channel Ten

  • Winner of Australasian Gold PromaxBDA Award - Best Satellite Campaign - “Aria Music Awards”

  • Finalist for SnapBang Theatre Company play-reading competition (Auckland, NZ)

  • Official Selection Berlin Film Festival - "Blue Willow" short film (Germany)

  • Winner of Audience Favourite at Dawson City International Shorts Festival - "Blue Willow" (Canada)


  • Auckland University of Technology

  • Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School

  • International Institute of Modern Letters Victoria University of Wellington

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