Michelle has produced award winning screen content since 1999.
In the past three years Michelle has produced four shows for the ABC, including the International Emmy® Award winning multi-platform ABC2 comedy series #7DaysLater. In 2014 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 most recently produced Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, a half hour pilot selected for the Fresh Blood initiative. The full 6 x 30 minute series of Wham Bam has been commissioned by ABC with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
While in London in the early part of her career, Michelle produced award winning 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.
Michelle also has a number of short film credits in her portfolio and was the line producer of feature documentary We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For, executive produced by BAFTA and Oscar winning Lord David Puttnam.
On returning to Sydney in 2010, Michelle worked across numerous lifestyle programs for the Seven Network including Weekend Sunrise, The Great Outdoors, New Idea TV and Better Homes and Gardens as well as producing branded content for agencies, networks and production companies.
Erin is a drama and comedy director, having directed on series such as ABC/Jungle Entertainment’s Sando in 2018. She has also directed episodes of It’s A Date for ABC/Princess Pictures, the ABC/Quail TV broadcast pilot Timothy, where she met Michelle Hardy; and a one-off one hour comedy/drama adaptation of the Lally Katz stage play, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person for Matchbox Pictures, which also screened at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2015.
Erin’s prior credits include ABC primetime comedy series At Home with Julia (ABC/Quail TV); live sketch show Wednesday Night Fever (ABC/Quail TV); police action series Rush (Southern Star John Edwards/Network 10), and comedy pilots for SBS and The Comedy Channel.
In 2017 Erin directed the delightful drama webseries Other People’s Problems for ABC iView and Seymour Films, which was selected for Berlinale 2018, and garnered Erin directing award nominations for The Directors’ Guild Awards and Melbourne WebFest.
Erin has a strong background in drama – 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 then screened at the G’day USA RADAR Showcase in LA and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival.
Her 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 Director’s Guild Award.
Erin was also nominated for the IF Award for Rising Talent. Another short 62 Sleeps won the Dendy Award for Best Drama at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Young Talent Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools.
A key interest for Erin is script and story development; and in 2014 she was a script editor for a Screen Australia funded feature, Seriously Red, written by Krew Boylan; and a ScreenWest funded television series bible written by Jules Duncan. She is now actively developing her own series and feature ideas.