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A black and white picture of Harriet in front of a sparkling backdrop
2022 THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH (as Associate Producer) dir Claire Pasvolsky   - When Angie finds herself terminally ill and with no money, a teenage runaway Ruby, enters her life. The two form an unlikely bond as Angie teaches her to write a song to deal with the past.
Screenings inc. Sydney and Brisbane Film Festivals
Winner:  Best Direction in a Feature Film under 1M, Australian Directors Guild Awards
2021 ERASED (as Producer with Gabriela Loza and Ruth Sligo) dir Gabriela Loza  - Can love be erased?  
Screenings inc. Cryptic Minneapolis Shockfest and  Celludroid  Sci-Fi Film Festival. 
Winner: over 13 awards inc  L.A Sci-Fi Festival 2021, 'Best Picture' (Gabriela Loza) and 'Best Composer' (Angela Little), 'Best Live Action Short' at Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival and Gabriela was awarded 'Rising Star - First Time Filmmaker' at Sci-On Film Festival 2022.  

2019 SMILE dir Harriet McKern  - Beautiful from the outside in: a photographer's joy in seeing his subjects smile, co-produced with Fran Tinley.

Screenings inc. Virgin Inflight, 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


 - Allegra, a 40 something pole dancing instructor finds herself homeless, childless, single and practically penniless

Screenings inc. Flickerfest, Encounters and St Kilda film festivals

2001 A ONCE SMILING WOMAN dir Harriet McKern  - loneliness, crossing social boundaries and violence in Kings Cross, at the time of the axe murderer, produced by Jode Bloomfield.

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

1999 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LIGHT & REFLECTION dir Harriet McKern  - an exploration of installation works and science inspired ideas by artist Joan Brassil, produced by Susan MacKinnon, screenings include SBS TV and 'Intersections of Art and Science' COFA NSW

1998 LOOK INTO MY EYES dir Harriet McKern  - smoking, hypnosis and revenge, produced by Helen Panckhurst.

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

1994 LIPSTICK dir Harriet McKern  - the search for the perfect red lipstick and more, produced by Jo-anne McGowan.

Screenings inc. ABC/SBS Tv, Melbourne International Film Festival, Films de Femmes (Creteil) and Chicago Film Festival. Special Mention: Cinema Bella Donne, Torino

1992 LOYAL TO MY IMAGE dir Harriet McKern  - a powerful documentary about adoption, mothering and personal identity, produced by Alison Wotherspoon. 

Screenings inc. St Kilda Film Festival, Films de Femmes (Creteil), Winner: Acme Photo Video Award & Best Original Music FIFREC - Felicity Fox/ Wilcox  


NEWS !!!!!!


dir Claire Pasvolsky wins at the Australian Directors Guild Awards for Best Direction in a Feature Film (Budget under $1M)


Harriet is currently working on her own projects as an independent filmmaker. In an eclectic career she has worked as General Manager of the Australian Directors Guild, co-ordinator of Screen NSW's feature film development lab Aurora and as an editing assistant among other roles. In 2012 she returned to study at the International Film School Sydney (later AFFT) to focus on her creative work and learn more about digital production. Her successful graduation film BACKWARDS SHOWGIRL VARIATION, a comedy about pole dancing and older women, set in Sydney’s Inner West is the inspiration for the episodic series ALLEGRA BOX SPLITS. Another recent film SMILE also focuses on teh inner west and documents a vibrant photographic project by Tawfik Elgazzar. Harriet also has  exhibited as a visual artist, worked  as an usherette, in a call centre and has an MA in Creative Writing. Her fifteen minutes of fame came as a baby, in a private jet, heading to the film set of HELP and sitting on John Lennon's knee.





Photographs by Tawfik Elgazzar as seen in SMILE

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