Jaine is a graduate of the BA in Creative Writing screenwriting stream from RMIT university, where she also completed her honours year in Media and Communication. Jaine has had seven short stories published for publications including Mildred Magazine and The Writer's Bloc, as well as two reportage articles. Jaine has also crewed on two feature films (as second assistant director), one television pilot (first assistant director), and one short film (script supervisor).
Late in 2013, Jaine took out first place in a pitch slam judged by Seph McKenna, David Redman, Nadia Tass, and Ahren Morris, and in 2014 she was sponsored by Film Victoria to attend the MIFF Post Script and Direct.
Jaine is currently developing her own feature film screenplay, Wendy.
Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Wendy and her brothers fly away to Neverland with Peter and Tinkerbell, and together with the Lost Boys they have a series of adventures, until ultimately Wendy decides it’s time to grow up. Wendy is a dark and gritty coming-of-age drama set in the underground rave scene of Melbourne’s mid-nineties. This is not a children’s story. Based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy, Wendy asks the question: can children who are exposed too soon to the adult world ever really grow up at all?
Jaine is currently available for television work.
See the video of Peep Tempel's Big Fish for which Jaine wrote the script:
See Jaine's website at www.jaineneira.com.