Michelle Hardy and Erin White

MICHELLE HARDY

Creator/Producer/Writer

Michelle has produced award-winning screen content across multiple formats and genres for over two decades.

While in London in the early part of her career, Michelle produced branded content for clients including the Bank of England, Transport for London, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco, Eurostar, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Bid Committee, Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, PricewaterhouseCoopers and HM Treasury.

On returning to Sydney in 2010, Michelle worked across numerous lifestyle programs for the Seven Network including The Great Outdoors, New Idea TV and Better Homes and Gardens as well as producing branded content campaigns for agencies, networks and production companies.

Michelle also has a number of short film credits in her portfolio and was the line producer of the feature documentary We Are the People We’ve Been Waiting For, executive produced by BAFTA and Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam.

Michelle made the move into scripted in 2013 and since then has produced four shows for the ABC, including the International Emmy® Award-winning multi-platform ABC2 comedy series #7DaysLater. She was the Series Producer of Back Seat Drivers, an 11 x 30-minute comedy entertainment series for ABC2 and also Timothy, a half-hour narrative comedy broadcast pilot that was made as part of ‘Mental As’, ABC’s Mental Health Week. Michelle then produced Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, a half-hour pilot which was selected to go to series as part of the ABC’s Fresh Blood initiative. The 6 x 30-minute series of Wham Bam was commissioned by ABC and NBCU (Seeso) with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW, and was broadcast in 2016.

Michelle produced the independent feature film, Wild Woman, in Los Angeles in 2017 and then took on the role of VP of Scripted Development at EQ Media Group (formerly Essential Media). In the three years in this role, Michelle successfully developed projects with commissioners, funding agencies and international distributors including the New Zealand Film Commission, Screen QLD, Sky NZ, Acorn TV, TVNZ, Federation Entertainment and Lagardere Studios. Michelle was responsible for developing the 6 x 1-hour rom-com drama series, Under The Vines, which was commissioned by AMC’s Acorn TV and TVNZ and is in production in New Zealand.

ERIN WHITE

Director/Writer/Producer

Erin is a multi-award-winning writer and director whose work is characterised by nuanced and emotionally truthful performances, arresting visuals and seamless storytelling.

Erin is the creator of AcornTV and TVNZ’s Under The Vines starring Rebecca Gibney and UK’s Charles Edwards. Erin directed 3 episodes and is also an episode writer on the series.

Erin is also in advanced development on another self-created crime drama series with EQ Media Group and Federation Entertainment in France, titled Aftermath.

She has many Australian television series directing credits including Doctor Doctor S4 & S5 (Easy Tiger / Nine Network) and in 2019, she was nominated for an Australian Directors’ Guild Award for her work on Sando Ep6.

Other broadcast credits include Squinters S2 for Jungle Entertainment / ABC; It’s A Date (Princess Pictures / ABC), At Home With Julia (Quail TV / ABC), Timothy (Quail TV / ABC); a one-off drama adaptation of the Lally Katz’s stage play, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person (Matchbox Pictures / ABC); and police thriller Rush (Southern Star / Network Ten).

She has guest directed sketches for Skit Box’s Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am (Skitbox / ABC); and was the sketch director for Wednesday Night Fever (Quail TV / ABC).

In 2017 she directed ABC iView web series Other People’s Problems (Seymour Films), which garnered her an Australian Directors’ Guild Award nomination for Best Direction of an Online Drama Project and was selected for the Berlin Film Festival.

Her short film fOUR had local and international success, being nominated for AFI awards for both writing and directing; and winning an IF Award and the Flickerfest Audience Award. It screened at the G’day USA RADAR Showcase in LA and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival. Another short Dugong screened in competition at Sundance and Aspen and was the winner of the Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival best screenplay awards. Dugong was nominated for two AFI Awards for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay, and an Australian Directors’ Guild Award. 62 Sleepswon the Dendy Award for Best Drama at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Young Talent Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. Erin is a nominee of the IF Award Rising Talent.

http://www.erinwhite.com.au