Jess Sayer is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, playwright and actor, whose work has been produced both locally and internationally.
She has won the Playmarket b425 award three times (Fix, Hanged and Elevator). In 2015 she won the prestigious Bruce Mason Playwriting Award and in 2017 was nominated for three SWANZ. She most recently won the 2019 Adam NZ Play Award and also Best Play by a Woman for her latest play This Particular Room. Her plays Elevator, Wings, Crunchy Silk and Fix all had celebrated sell-out seasons at the Basement Theatre in Auckland.
She has written and storylined for Filthy Productions (Dirty Laundry and Filthy Rich), South Pacific Pictures (Shortland Street, Bad Seed 2, Go Girls, Step Dave), and for Warner Brothers and Cinco Cine. She was the Head Writer of the hit Web Series Auckward Love. Jess has most recently been seen on stage in Mr Redlight at the NZ Festival and on television as Kara Hurring in Runaway Millionaires and Maeve Mullins in Shortland Street.