Harriet McKern is a Director who also writes and produces.

Harriet is an independent emerging Director interested in drama, comedy and documentary. In 2015 she graduated from the International Film School Sydney (now AFFT) with 'Backwards Showgirl Variation', a comedy about older women in Sydney’s Inner West. Her most recent film 'Smile' explores a local community photographic project Flash Hub by Tawfik Elgazzar. In an eclectic career Harriet has worked as General Manager of the Australian Directors Guild, Co-ordinator of Screen NSW's development lab Aurora and an editor/ editing assistant. She has also exhibited as a visual artist, dabbled in acting and recently co-ordinated the Screen Women Series II event series to nurture the talents of women filmmakers. However her fifteen minutes of fame came early; at six months old in a private jet to the Bahamas sitting on John Lennon's knee.

Selected Filmography:-

2019 SMILE - Free Photos "beautiful from the outside in"

screenings inc St Kilda FF and Palm Springs Shortfest

Winner: Best Short Documentary, Indie Visions, Best Documentary, The Monochrome Film Festival & Judges Award, The Fifteen Minute Film Festival

2014 BACKWARDS SHOWGIRL VARIATION - catharsis on a pole

screenings inc. Flickerfest, Encounters and St Kilda film festivals

2014 DEAR HARRIET - a significant letter from a birth mother

screenings inc. IFSS screening night and Real Film Festival

2001 A ONCE SMILING WOMAN - loneliness and violence in Kings Cross

screenings inc. St Kilda Film festival and NY Filmmakers Co-op

1998 LOOK INTO MY EYES - smoking, hypnosis and revenge

screenings inc. Inter-Film Festival Berlin, Ivanka Film Festival

1994 LIPSTICK - the search for the perfect red lipstick

screenings inc. ABC/SBS Tv, MIFF, Films de Femmes, Cinema Bella Donne, Torino (special mention), Chicago Film Festival

1992 LOYAL TO MY IMAGE - adoption and the virgin whore dichotomy

screenings inc. St Kilda, Films de Femmes,

Winner: Acme Photo Video Award & Best Original Music FIFREC

Photograph: Tawfik Elgazzar


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