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Melisa Üneri

Melisa Üneri


Story Editor, Scriptwriter


ScriptLab - story editing Participant 2019


Melisa is a scriptwriter and story editor born and raised in Finland. She received her MA degree in Playwriting and Script Development from Exeter University, where she graduated with distinctions. Melisa's autobiographical creative documentary Daddy’s Girl was supported by the Finnish Film Foundation and YLE. The film premiered at DOK Leipzig in 2015. Melisa now lives in Istanbul, where she also teaches screenwriting at Bahcesehir University. Melisa began to engage with commissioned work in 2016 as a scriptwriter and later a story consultant in the animation series "Limon and Oli", Turkey's first Disney cooperation. She is currently working as a script consultant on a one-hour drama series and wishes to focus on the episodic form even more in the future. She attended !f Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2017 and is re-writing her feature length screenplay which was granted a writing fund by Turkey’s Ministry of Culture. Currently, Melisa is also developing and writing a half-hour series format , “Fake It ’till You Make It” - a dramedy about the hardships of millennial success.