September 15, 2016

The 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

A New York Stella Adler trained screen and theatre performer, Miley in recent years has worked in key creative roles— writing, producing and directing several short films and comedy webseries.

Her writing has consistently placed in US screenwriting competitions such as The Academy Nicholls, The PAGE Awards and The Final Draft Big Break Contest. Her first short film as writer/director, the romantic drama Lola & Luis, was nominated for best film and won best actor at the 2016 WA Screen Awards.

Miley currently has film and TV projects optioned and in development with several production companies including her own, Black Milestone Pictures, which she established in 2014 with awarded producer Jess Black.

Miley has production experience on various Feature Films and TV including the Ewan McGregor action film Son of a Gun, The Reckoning and the ABC documentary series Surfing the Menu. Miley has received film, digital and emerging writer support funding from both Screenwest and FTI (WA’s Film & Television Institute).

She is currently splitting her time between her hometown of Fremantle and Melbourne, where she is enjoying the coffee and assisting in the development of TV series for Everycloud Productions, Matchbox Pictures and RKPix as well as her own comedy series and film projects for Black Milestone Pictures and Mad Kids.

Jess Black

Producer / Editor
 
An emerging producer, Jess has created over ten short films with a focus on drama and comedy. 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 was awarded the prestigious Young Filmmaker of the Year Award 2016 at the WA Screen Awards, following nominations for the accolade in 2014 and 2015. Her romantic drama Lola & Luis was also nominated for Best Film and awarded Best Actor.
 
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 Film Life Project’s Highly Commended and People’s Choice Awards 2014. In 2014 Jess received FTIs OOMPF grant to produce the comedy Love in a Disabled Toilet, and has produced a number of independently funded shorts since.
 
She has worked as Assistant Accountant on the WA feature films 1% and OtherLife, and as Travel Coordinator on Simon Baker’s Breath, Three Summers and A Few Less Men.
 
Jess recently worked at Screenwest in the Development department as Funding Administration Officer and is developing a number of short and long form projects; including her debut feature film and comedy web-series for broadcast.