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Ride Like A Girl

Richard Keddie Producer

Richard Keddie has a substantial background in non-fiction and drama, with biopics being a particular interest. He directed a documentary about Victorian politician John Brumby for the ABC; he produced Curtin (Logie for Best Drama) and Hawke (AFI for Best TV Drama). His recent film Oddball is a bio-pic about Swampy Marsh, and is now in the Top 25 highest grossing Australian films. And he is currently writing the Julia Gillard story. Richard’s numerous credits have garnered awards here and overseas, including for Little Fish, My Brother Jack, After the Deluge, Matching Jack, Waiting at the Royal and many more.

Rachel Griffiths Director

Rachel Griffiths has amassed over 180 hours of award-winning drama as an actor, enjoying unique success in international stories ranging from Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters, and The Rookie, to many Aussie hits starting with Muriel’s Wedding. Her role choices demonstrate an astute judgement of material. While her career-trajectory kept her in front of the camera longer than she expected, it provided her with the opportunity of working with (and learning from) some of the best writers, directors and cinematographers in the world. For years she has carefully studied the craft of directing, making short films and preparing herself for the right story to come along as her first directorial feature. Tulip and Roundabout were two of the most successful short films to come out of Australia, securing cinema, airline, and network releases, as well numerous international festivals. Rachel has also directed three episodes of Nowhere Boys. She is a fabulous collaborator and deeply sensitive to story, and will have an amazing team around her including editor Jill Bilcock, who has agreed in principle to edit the film.

Andrew Knight Writer

Andrew Knight has written and produced vast oceans of television and several films. Among his credits are Fast Forward, Full Frontal, The D-Generation, SeaChange, After The Deluge, the international mini-series Tripping Over, Kangaroo Palace, My Brother Jack, Crash Burn, and the feature films Siam Sunset and Spotswood. Andrew was co-owner of Artist Services, one of the top production houses in Australia – subsequently purchased by Granada. He and his shows have won over 40 industry awards, including AFI Awards, Logies, AWGIES, and SPA Awards. In 2015 Andrew was the recipient of the AACTA Raymond Longford Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement. It is the highest honour that the Australian Academy can bestow upon an individual. Andrew wrote on the award-winning series Rake, and has also adapted Peter Temple novels Jack Irish: Bad Debts and The Broken Shore for the ABC and Ian Collie (Essential Media). He co-wrote Russell Crowes’s feature film directorial debut The Water Diviner, is co-writing King of Thieves for Ian Collie and has co-written the feature Ali's Wedding for Tony Ayres and Matchbox Films. Andrew is widely admired in the screen industry as an excellent collaborator and mentor, whose talent is unique in its diversity.

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 worldwide 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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