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Biography

Pete Malicki is one of Australia's most accomplished creative artists, with global success as a playwright and filmmaker along with countless credits as a producer and industry leader.

Writer, filmmaker + director

Pete began his creative career as a novelist, writing five fiction books before shifting his focus to theatre. He quickly became one of the world's most produced writers of short plays, with more than 1,000 productions of his work in 30+ countries, and is known internationally as a leading monologue specialist.

At the same time, he began directing and producing, taking on major stage plays as well as film and animation projects.

Pete has won 30 major awards for his plays, short films and animations. He is currently working on Bad Powers, a cartoon series, collaborating with ex-Disney animators and one of the world's most popular YouTubers.

Notable achievements (creative)

  • Plays produced 1,100 times across 30 countries
  • Won 30 major awards for film, animation and theatre
  • 100+ playscripts and 2 novels published
  • Director of 65 plays, an animation series and film content

  • Upsold (short film) named Winner Best Short, Cinemafest
  • Upsold (short film) wins Best Comedy, Play Short International Film Awards
  • (extra)ordinary, (un)usual (film) wins Standard Bank - Silver Ovation Award at National Arts Festival South Africa
  • Upsold (film) Best Comedy Short Nominee, People of Passion International Film Festival
  • Upsold (film) Audience Award Runner Up, Gold Coast International Film Festival
  • Upsold (film) Best Film Nominee, Love Your Shorts Film Festival
  • The Flowers (animation), Best Original Screenplay Nominee, Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival
  • The Flowers (animation), Sparquie the Squirrel Nomination, Hamilton Film Festival
  • The Flowers (animation) Merit Award Winner, Canada Shorts
  • The Flowers (animation) People's Choice Award Winner, Semi Finals at Short+Sweet Film Festival Gold Coast
  • Finalist of the International Flash Fiction Competition (138 finalists from 43,185 submissions)
  • Screams And Whispers (play) wins Best Play at Short+Sweet Kolkata
  • Captain Everything (play) wins Best Play and People's Choice Runner Up at Short+Sweet Dubai
  • The Travellers' Guide To The Afterlives (novel) published
  • V.D. (play) awarded Audience Choice Winner at France's first ever International 10 Minute Play Festival
  • Captain Everything (play) wins Wildcards People's Choice Award at Short+Sweet Manila
  • Captain Everything (play) wins People's Choice Award at Short+Sweet Kolkata
  • Captain Everything (play) wins People's Choice Award at Short+Sweet Malaysia
  • V.D. (play) tours NSW before heading to Brighton, England
  • Cry For Me (play) wins Best Play at Crash Test Drama Finals
  • V.D. (play) wins LOST Theatre Company's Five Minute Festival in London, England
  • Henchmen (short film) produced in LA
  • V.D. (play) wins Festival Award for Best Theatre Performance at Brighton Fringe
  • Checkout (play) wins Best Production at Short+Sweet Canberra
  • V.D. (play) wins 5x awards at Short+Sweet Auckland: Best Play, People's Choice Award, Best Comedy Script, Best Actress and Best Director
  • Disgusted (play) Best Script at Short+Sweet Bangalore Corporate Festival
  • Room (play) recipient of Sydney Fringe Award, published by EmuScripts
  • Filled To Empty (play) wins Best Script, Short But Not So Sweet
  • V.D. (play) achieves Honorable Mention, Best Play at Ten Minute Quickies
  • The Flowers (play) wins People's Choice Award at Crash Test Drama Finals
  • V.D. (play) wins People's Choice Award (by the highest margin ever) and Best Comedy, Short+Sweet Brisbane
  • The Devil's Aftershave (play) named Best Drama, Short+Sweet Brisbane
  • Eyes And Knives (novel) published by Helm Publishing
  • The New Inhabitant (play) Winner of Naked Theatre Company's "Write Now!" competition
  • Articles published by SMH, New Matilda, Greenpeace, Empower Mag, Writers Beat Magazine and more
Producer + arts business leader

After almost a decade as a fiction author and playwright, Pete began his transition into a new role as an industry leader. This began when he took over the running of a community event, then shortly thereafter became the Festival Director of the world's largest 10-minute play festival, Short+Sweet Sydney.

Pete went on to produce not only theatre but dance, cabaret, magic, film, choir and comedy. He was running regular workshops in creative writing, theatre and acting. With a parallel career in corporate project management, Pete began to use his professional skills to set up arts organisations.

He is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of the Creative Industries Future Leaders Incubator (CIFLI), a leadership training program for those seeking financial sustainability in the arts through setting up innovative businesses. He also offers coaching and consultancy services for creative artists and organisations.

Notable achievements (business)

  • Founder and head of multiple creative industry bodies
  • Producer of over 1,500 live production works
  • Executive Producer of animation series Bad Powers
  • World record as Festival Director of the longest 10-minute play in history, Short+Sweet Sydney 2012 (86 days)

  • Director, Creative Industries Future Leaders Incubator (CIFLI)
  • Principal, Arts Business Academy
  • Founder, World Monologue Games + World Monologue Film Festival
  • Founding Producer, The Monologue Project
  • Festival Director, Short+Sweet Sydney (5 years)
  • Literary Manager, Short+Sweet International (9 years)
  • Co-Founder, Sydney Foreign Actors Association
  • Coordinator, Crash Test Drama (10 years)
  • Editor, New Holland Publishers
  • Course designer and workshop deliverer - playwriting, novel writing, monologue performance, acting, business skills
  • Corporate consultant and project manager
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