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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 senior producer and industry leader.

He is best known as the creator of World Monologue Games, an international performance showcase described by the media as "the Olympics for actors", and as a monologue specialist whose work has been produced over 1,300 times and won scores of awards.

Pete has a particular focus on assisting artists and creative industries businesses in attaining financial sustainability from their craft. He has worked with everyone from complete beginners to Emmy-award winners and prominent industry leaders.

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 1,300 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 40 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 1,300 times across 30 countries
  • Won 40 major awards for film, animation and theatre
  • 200+ playscripts and 2 novels published
  • Director of 65 plays, an animation series and film content

  • The Saint (short film) wins Best Film at Mayday Hills Short Horror Film Competition
  • The Saint (short film) wins Best Monologue at Flix Reps Festival, Michigan
  • The Saint (short film) is given an Honorable Mention at Ceylon International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, California
  • The Saint (short film) becomes a finalist at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Short Film Festival Benalla and Peninsula Film Festival
  • The Saint (short film) awarded Winner, Best Horror Short Film, Perth Horror Film Festival
  • The Saint (short film) awarded Honorable Mention, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athena, Attica, Greece
  • The Saint (short film) wins Best Mobile Phone Film, SICAFILM Los Angeles International Film Awards
  • The Saint (short film) wins Audience Choice Award, WA Made Film Fest
  • 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 working as a producer. 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 runs 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 set up significant international acting event World Monologue Games which has platformed 1,000+ performers from 85 countries, received over 200 media stories in 22 countries and had livestream events viewed over half a million times.

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)

And a little bit of megalomania

If it's not obvious from the above, Pete isn't one to rest. He is targeting some pretty ambitious career goals.

These include:

  • Get the world record for Most Monologues Published (currently 740).
    Progress: 195 published (26% there)
  • Win one or more awards from 100 different films.
    Progress: won awards from 4 films (4% there, with 1x more submitted)
  • Be the world's most produced writer of 10-minute monologues.
    ACHIEVED! 1075 productions as at 14/11/22.