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Claudia Karvan Producer

Claudia Karvan has been working in the Australian film and television industry since 1980 as an acclaimed actor, producer, director and creator of multi-award winning television series. She was creator, producer and star of Love My Way which won numerous awards nationally and internationally, including the Australian Film Institute award for Best Television Drama Series three years in a row. For her role as Frankie in Love My Way, Claudia was two-time winner of both the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress and the AFI for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Claudia was also creator, producer and star of Spirited, which attracted AFI nominations for Best Drama Series and won The Sydney Morning Herald Guide’s Couch Potato award for Best Drama Series and secured a passionate audience following. Claudia recently produced the mini-series House of Hancock with CJZ for Channel 9. It attracted an audience of over 2 million. She is currently producing Doctor Doctor, a 10-part drama for Channel 9, with Essential Media.

Elise McCredie Writer

Elise McCredie is an award winning film director and screenwriter. Her first feature Strange Fits Of Passion (writer/director) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and went on to be released world-wide to critical acclaim. It received 3 AFI nominations, an if nomination, an AWGIE nomination and was nominated for the Bronze Horse at The Stockholm Film Festival. Elise has written and directed extensively for TV. She has won an AWGIE for her TV writing and has written for seasons 1 and 2 of the AACTA and Emmy winning ABC/Matchbox series Nowhere Boys, for which she was also nominated for an AWGIE. She has written the novelisation of Nowhere Boys for Hardie Grant Egmont Publishers. Elise is also co-creator on the new Matchbox TV series: Stateless, with Tony Ayres and Cate Blanchett (for which she has written the first two episodes).  She is currently working on her original crime mystery series Overflow produced by Claudia Karvan and the new season of Jack Irish. She also has two features in development: Ride Like a Girl (co-written with Andrew Knight and to be directed by Rachel Griffiths) and Dysmorphia, produced by Andrew Knight.

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