Growing up in isolated Cooktown, Northern Australia, Guugu Yimithirr country, with no cinema, theatre or TV, Jedda and her friends had plenty of time to create their own dramas.
It took blood, sweat and tears to get into the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School where she trained as a screenwriter.
She made numerous short films but with two daughters to educate, the writing wasn't paying the rent.
"The only Australian education institution to consistently make The Hollywood Reporter's prestigious annual list of the top film schools
in the world."
So she pivoted and taught children with dyslexia to read.
You can take the girl out of writing just not the writing out of the girl.
So she pivoted again, she had to.
She brought out the first series of The Egbert, Margaret & Stephen Show, always with the intention to reach a large audience of children so they could feel happy.