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Lou Sanz

Lou Sanz

Sanzipants
Screenwriter, Comedian and Playwright

Melbourne, Australia

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December 2012
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About Lou

Lou Sanz is a critically acclaimed writer/ performer and producer based in Melbourne whose credits include SBS’s Life Support, The Librarians and various publications both in Australia and overseas. She emerged onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2008 when she was a national finalist in Raw Comedy. Since than Lou has become one of Australia's pre-eminent storytellers; receiving the Most Promising Debut Award for her show Dear Lou I Thought We Agreed Not to Talk About That (Comedy at Trades), as well as critical acclaim for her show Please Don't Use My Flannel for That ('a voice that deserves to be heard' - Helen Razor, The Age). In 2012 this was further cemented with Neverending Storage winning the Critics Choice Award at The Sydney Comedy Festival. She was listed as ‘one of the top 10 comedians to watch in 2012’ from the Sydney Morning Herald. In recent years Lou has taken a break from live performance to focus on her film writing. Lou is a graduate of AFTRS, having won a scholarship from Columbia TriStar and the Sony Foundation to complete a Masters in Screenwriting. She graduated with the Most Promising Writer Award and the Tobin Award for Most Significant Body of Work for an AFTRS Graduate. She has developed feature scripts via Screen Australia, Warp Films, Film Victoria and Alethea Jones (Winner Tropfest 2012) has become attached to direct her latest feature film project Girls Go By. She has also developed a cult following for her blog The Problematic World of Lou and has adapted it for television. Lou is currently writing her next storytelling show, getting ready for her podcast launch in early 2015 and is loving life on stage again.

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Credits

  • Tropfest Trailer

    Tropfest Trailer (2013)
    Commercial by Tropfest Film Festival Writer

  • 'What the f**k is Normal?!' - Francesca Martinez

    'What the f**k is Normal?!' - Francesca Martinez (2012)
    Theater by Sanzville Productions Producer

  • 'Neverending Storage'

    'Neverending Storage' (2012)
    Theater by Lou Sanz Writer/ Comedian

  • Introduction - Lifted Brow

    Introduction - Lifted Brow (2012)
    Print by Lifted Brow Contributing writer

  • Funny Buggers

    Funny Buggers (2012)
    Print by Penguin Publishing Contributing writer

  • Sincerely - Women of Letters

    Sincerely - Women of Letters (2012)
    Print by Penguin Publishing Contributing writer

  • Untitled

    Untitled (2012)
    Television by Channel 7 Writers room development of sitcom

  • Not Suitable for Children - Indianapolis Fringe

    Not Suitable for Children - Indianapolis Fringe (2011)
    Theater by Sanzville Productions Writer/Performer/ Producer

  • Ivy Coal - Feature Film (development only)

    Ivy Coal - Feature Film (development only) (2011)
    Film by na Writer

  • The Sandz and Hopper Show

    The Sandz and Hopper Show (2010)
    Theater by Sanzville Productions Co-Writer/ Performer/ Co-Producer

  • The Librarians - ABC TV

    The Librarians - ABC TV (2010)
    Television by ABC TV Actor

  • The Problematic World of Lou - series developed for TV

    The Problematic World of Lou - series developed for TV (2010)
    Internet by na Writer/ Performer/ Creator

Awards

  • Time Out Critics Choice Award for Comedy, Sydney Australia
    (2012)

  • Recipient first annual 'Ta Ta's' Award for Contribution to Women's Comedy
    (2012)

  • Nominated 'Jonesy Award' for Independent Comedy, MICF
    (2011)

  • Recipient Moosehead Award, MICF
    (2010)

  • Winner 'Most Promising Debut' Comedy @ Trades, MICF
    (2010)

  • National Finalist Raw Comedy, ABC TV - MICF
    (2009)

  • Winner ColumbiaTriStar/ Sony Foundation Screen Scholar Award - AFTRS
    (2001)

Education

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