Aussie duo headed to Series Mania Writers Campus

Writer / Directors Renny Wijeyamohan and Sonia Whiteman selected to develop their project, Scalpel, at global writers' campus.

Writer / Directors Renny Wijeyamohan and Sonia Whiteman, co-creators of ABC ME series The Disposables, have been selected to take part in the 2024 Series Mania Writers Campus in Lille, France, in March.

They are the only Australian creatives selected to take part in the campus run under the editorial supervision of Series Mania founder Laurence Herszberg, impact producer Isabelle Lindberg Pechou and script editor Ludo Smolski.

Their latest project in development, Scalpel, follows a promising young Tamil-Australian surgeon, Nishan, who risks everything he’s worked for, when he’s forced to become an underworld “doctor-for-hire” after his delinquent cousin is gunned down in a gangland shooting.

Wijeyamohan and Whiteman said: “Off the back of our success as part of the creative team on ABC’s
The Disposables, we are thrilled to be selected for the Series Mania Writers Campus, where we can deep dive into the development process with world-class mentors. We’re super excited about Scalpel – it’s fresh, it’s gritty, it’s topical, and we’re excited to pitch it to Industry at the Series Mania Forum.”

Previous showrunners and producers who have attended Series Mania masterclasses and networking events, include Ron Leshem (Euphoria), Bryan Elsley (Skins), Amit Cohen (No Man’s Land), Eli Horowitz (Homecoming) and Sarah Treem (The Affair).

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