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Amanda Reedy Producer

Amanda Reedy is a talented writer/producer obsessed with all things comedy. She was the Series Producer of Melbourne’s iconic live to air comedy variety hour Studio A for 26 episodes, and the Assistant Producer for SBS2’s stand-up comedy series Standup at Bella Union with Princess Pictures. Amanda was selected into the Ones To Watch Program by Screen Producers Australia in 2014 and in 2015 worked on Foxtel’s Open Slather as Assistant Producer and Sketch Writer. Amanda has produced digital comedy content as well as live shows for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival as was the Associate Producer of RAW Comedy Grand Final with ABC in 2012, 2013 and 2014. More recently Amanda produced the short comedy film The In-Laws, which was selected to screen at Studio City Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Colombian Short Film Festival, US.

Nicole Minchin Executive Producer

Nicole Minchin is the recipient of the Greg Tepper Award for her outstanding achievement in producing and the SPAA Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award. She has produced multiple television series including This is Littleton, Lowdown (AACTA Award Winner, Best Comedy Series), Twentysomething (AACTA Nominated, Best Television Comedy Series), Agony Aunts (AACTA Award Winner, Best Light Entertainment Television Series), Agony Uncles, The Agony of Life, The Agony of Christmas and the feature film The Wedding Party.

Amanda Jane Director

Amanda Jane is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Film School. Her short films Black Sun and Pepper have screened at over 30 international film festivals and have won various awards, including Best Short Film at the Sydney Film Festival and Best Film at The Byron Bay Film Festival. Amanda Jane’s debut feature film The Wedding Party had its world premiere on Opening Night of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Since then The Wedding Party has picked up a host of international awards including Best Film and Best Director at The NYC International Film Festival and the LA Comedy Festival and has theatrical, DVD and digital releases in Australia and the USA. Amanda’s style is highly visual with an eye for detail and design. She is equally known for her ability to evoke powerful, realistic and very humorous performances. Her work is a celebration of the scale and grandeur of cinema, whilst telling personal and charming stories. Amanda is currently in development for her second feature film.

Natalie Harris Writer

Natalie Harris is a comedian, performer and writer from Melbourne. Starting out in community radio, Natalie co-hosted the popular show Dragon and Rowdy alongside her co-host Andrew ‘Rowdy’ Russell, As the result of Dragon and Rowdy’s radio show success, they went on to host a segment on Get cereal TV on CH31, which lead to the pair to co-create a seven-part TV series Postcodes, a parody of the travel show genre. Postcodes was awarded most original format at the SYN Awards and Natalie was nominated for Outstanding Female Presenter at the 2010 Antenna Awards. In 2011, Natalie appeared in the comedy series Twentysomething on ABC2 and in 2012 joined the cast of Channel 31’s flagship show Studio A, alongside comedians such as Tommy Little and Luke McGregor. 2013 saw Nat present the half-hour documentary The Vagina Diaries for ABC2’s Opening Shot series directed by Rachel Thompson, and appeared in Charades, a top-16 finalist at Tropfest that year. Natalie is also a stand-up comedian and was a Raw State Finalist in 2012. In 2016 Nat wrote and starred in Weekend Away At Riddles Creek in the 48-hour Film Competition, picking up the award for Best Film and Best Actress.

Jess Harris Writer

Jess Harris’s main experience in the industry was gained from her own comedy series Twentysomething, ABC2. Jess wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in two seasons of the popular TV show about two best friends in their twenties searching for their big break, co-created with her real life best friend Josh Schmidt. This hilarious and heartfelt comedy received overwhelming critical praise in addition to gaining two Australian Academy of Film and Television Award (AACTA) nominations for Best Comedy Series, and Best Performance in a Comedy Series for Jess. Jess has co-written and starred in episodes of the ABC comedy It’s A Date, made a guest appearance on ABC comedy Lowdown and given her humorous opinions as herself on the popular series The Agony of Modern Manners, ABC. Jess was a writer on Foxtel’s sketch comedy show, Open Slather, and more recently Jess has spent an extensive time in Los Angeles, where she is represented by ICM both as an actress and writer. Teaming up with experienced producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and Half Men) Jess sold a spin-off series of Twentysomething titled Last Call to the US cable network FX (Wilfred, Louie CK).

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