September 15, 2016

Our Team

Black Milestone Pictures is a creative hub for talented storytellers and screen professionals to do their thing. It is guided by the powerhouse duo Jess Black and Miley Tunnecliffe.

Miley Tunnecliffe

Writer, Director, Producer, Performer

Miley is an award winning writer, director, producer and performer. Her directing debut, the romantic drama Lola & Luis, was nominated for best film and won best actor at the 2016 Western Australian Screen Awards.

In 2017 she won Gold Place in The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards for TV comedy-a contest with over 6000 entries-with the comedy pilot, Disorder. Miley’s writing has consistently placed in local and International screenwriting awards, including Oscar’s Academy Nicholl Fellowships and the AWG Primetime contest.

Miley is the recipient of the prestigious Screenwest program for emerging writers, The Bill Warnock Award; Screen Australia’s 2018 Talent USA program; Screenwest’s Generate funding (Calling); Screenwest’s digital platform funding (Fearless) and The Film and Television institutes’ OOMPF funding (Love in a Disabled Toilet)

Miley has experience in script departments on Channel Seven’s The Secret Daughter, ABC’s Mustangs, for series in development for Every Cloud Productions and in the writer’s room for the CW Network series, iZombie.

Currently in production as writer, director, producer and performer on the Screenwest funded digital comedy series Calling, starring Debra Lawrance (Please Like Me)-Miley is one of this generation’s rising film and television creators.

Miley is represented by Fictional Entity (US) and Creative Representation (Australia).

Jess Black

Film & TV Producer

An experienced film and factual TV producer, Jess has created more than eight short films and has worked professionally for over five years. Graduating from Edith Cowan University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Creative Industries and gaining significant professional experience, she has honed her skills across all stages of production.

Jess’ debut short film, Revive, was a finalist at Tropfest Australia 2013, received the coveted People’s Choice Award and was broadcast on SBS2. She saw similar success with Anything, winner of the 2014 Film Life Project’s Highly Commended and People’s Choice Awards. In 2014 Jess received the Film & Television Institute OOMPF grant to produce the festival favourite Love in a Disabled Toilet, and has produced a number of independent shorts since.

Jess was awarded the prestigious WA Screen Awards Young Filmmaker of the Year in 2016. Her short Lola & Luis was also nominated for Best Film and awarded Best Actor. She has worked on a number of professional West Australian feature films in the accounts and production departments.

Jess recently worked at Screenwest in the Development team and is currently producing a number of projects, including a factual TV series and short film Home.