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Michelle Hardy Company Director

Over the span of her career Michelle Hardy has produced award-winning screen content running from 15 seconds to 90 minutes in length, both in Australia and the UK for networks, advertising agencies and independent production companies. In 2015, Michelle produced Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am with Skit Box, a half-hour sketch comedy funded by ABC and Screen Australia as part of the nationwide Fresh Blood initiative. A 6 x 30 minute series of Wham Bam, supported by Screen Australia and Screen NSW has recently been commissioned by the ABC and will go into production in June 2016. In 2014, she was the Series Producer of Back Seat Drivers, an 11 x 30 minute comedy entertainment series for ABC2; as well as Timothy, a half-hour narrative comedy pilot produced for the ABC. In 2013, Michelle was the Producer of the International Emmy Award winning multi-platform comedy series, #7Days Later for ABC2; and in 2011, she was selected for the prestigious SPAA Emerging Producers Scheme. Michelle is currently developing a number of comedy and drama projects and is a founding director of Hardy White Pictures. She is passionate about telling stories via the screen, both big and small.

Erin White Company Director

In 2015, Erin White founded Hardy White Pictures with Michelle Hardy. In 2014, Erin directed two episodes of the Princess Pictures comedy It’s A Date; the ABC broadcast pilot Timothy, starring Stephen Curry and Denise Scott; and a one-off drama adaptation of the Lally Katz stage play, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person for Matchbox. Erin’s prior credits include At Home with Julia, Wednesday Night Fever, Rush and pilots for SBS and The Comedy Channel. 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. 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. 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. In 2014 she was a script editor for a Screen Australia funded feature and a ScreenWest funded television series bible. She is now actively developing her own series and feature ideas.

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