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Holly Fraser Producer

Holly Fraser is a Sydney-based producer and actor who grew up on film sets and in theatres. At 14, her debut role was in Sydney Theatre Company’s War Of The Roses, alongside role model Cate Blanchett. Her acting highlights include My Place (ABC, 2009), Santa’s Apprentice (F, 2010), Blood Wedding (STC, 2011), Packed to the Rafters (Channel 7, 2012), The Last Race (ABC, 2012) and In Your Dreams (Channel 7, 2015). Early this year she went to Canada as part of the ATYP’s touring production of Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World, playing the lead role of Patrice. In 2013, Holly decided to pursue her dream of producing. Her stated goal was “to produce high-quality productions, with unique stories and complex characters, which challenge social injustice.” Holly graduated from Sydney Film School in 2015, where she was awarded Best First Assistant Director and Best Producer. Since producing her first short film in 2013, she has worked in various roles on numerous films, and in several production offices. Holly is passionate about producing female-centric content and has vowed to never write a character outline that defines a woman by her male counterpart or by her appearance.

Heather Ogilvie Producer

Since 1999 Heather Ogilvie has financed development and production worth more than $75 million. Her production credits include the feature Turning April with Alliance Communication; Dating the Enemy starring Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan; Dark Realm, a 13-part drama series for Warner Bros; Hildegarde, the multi-award winning children’s feature film; The Blackwater Lightship for CBS and Hallmark; Hey Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger, starring Toni Collette and Keisha Castle-Hughes; and Accidents Happen, starring Geena Davis. Heather is currently financing Remarkable Creatures, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier and adapted by Jan Sardi and Andrea Gibb for Icon Film Distribution and Salvation Creek, based on the memoir by Susan Duncan and written by Ross Grayson-Bell and Megan Simpson-Huberman for Paramount Pictures. She is co-founder of Abacus Film Fund, a media investment company that provides a range of financial services, including cashflow and equity investment, for the feature film sector.

Erin White Director

Erin White has directed two episodes of the comedy It’s A Date; the pilot Timothy, starring Stephen Curry; and a drama adaptation of the Lally Katz stage play, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person for Matchbox. Her credits include At Home with Julia and live sketch show Wednesday Night Fever, Rush and pilots for SBS and The Comedy Channel. Erin’s short film fOUR enjoyed local and international success, was nominated for writing and directing AFI awards and won an IF award and Flickerfest Audience Award. It screened at the G’day USA RADAR Showcase in LA and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival. Her short Dugong screened competitively at Sundance and Aspen, won the Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival best screenplay awards, was nominated for two AFI’s for best short and screenplay, and an ADG Award. Erin was nominated for the IF award for Rising Talent. 62 Sleeps won the Dendy Award for Best Drama at the SFF, and Young Talent Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. Erin is passionate about story development. She was script editor for a SA funded feature and a ScreenWest funded television series bible. She is currently developing her own projects.

Fiona Gillman Writer

Fiona Gillman is a writer, director and performer. She was only 11 when she made her theatrical debut as Marvin the Jamaican in a Christmas musical Surfin’ Santa. After completing a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at Central Queensland University, she moved to Sydney to complete a Diploma of Screen and Media at Sydney Film School. While there, she found her niche in satirical comedy, winning Best Screenplay at the School’s Festival for her script Generation Girl. Fiona combined her knowledge of musical theatre and film in 2015 by writing and directing the short film To The Top!, a musical comedy in which she also plays three different women who are auditioning for their dream role. The film received great acclaim, winning awards for Best Producer, Composer and Editor and the coveted Audience Choice Award. Fiona was recognised for her work with the award for Most Outstanding Performance. She is a regular guest star with the female comedy group Skit Box. She hopes to play Marvin the Jamaican again one day but in the meantime intends to create content for young women, utilising her uniquely skewed view of the world to comment on contemporary issues in a dark and humorous way.

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