2021 INSPIRATION PLAINS - A residential nexus for older female and non-binary artists where liveability meets creativity, screenings inc. Cinemaking International Film Festival and Festival Renuac . Winner: Best Original Idea - Top Indie Film Awards
2021 ERASED dir Gabriela Loza - Can love be erased? screenings inc. Cryptic Minneapolis Shockfest and Celludroid Sci-Fi Film Festival. Winner:s inc L.A Sci-Fi Festival 2021, 'Best Picture' (Gabriela Loza) and 'Best Composer' (Angela Little) and 'Best Live Action Short' at Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival
2019 SMILE - 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
2014 BACKWARDS SHOWGIRL VARIATION - Allegra, a 40 something pole dancing instructor finds herself homeless, childless, single and practically penniless, produced by Harriet, screenings inc. Flickerfest, Encounters and St Kilda film festivals
2001 A ONCE SMILING WOMAN - 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 - 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 - smoking, hypnosis and revenge, produced by Helen Panckhurst, screenings inc. Inter-Film Festival Berlin, Ivanka Film Festival
1994 LIPSTICK - 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 - 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
Photographs by Tawfik Elgazzar as seen in SMILE
~ May 2022 ERASED screens at the Sci-On! Festival in the US
~ May 2022 INSPIRATION PLAINS screens at the Setting Sun Film Festival in Yarraville, Australia
~ April 2022 INSPIRATION PLAINS has its Australian premiere at the Dare To Struggle Film Festival in Sydney
~ March 2022 ERASED wins 'Best Editing' and 'Best Set Design' at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival 2022 and is nominated in another eight categories including Best Sci-Fi Short and Best Director
~ March 2022 SMILE screens at the LOGIHQ International Happiness Film Festival in India
~ February 2022 HARRIET is selected to participate in Artselerate run by Creative Business Plus for local arts business practitioners
~ February 2022 ERASED wins the 'Best Sci-Fi Short' at the Vesuvius International Film festival in Italy - woo hoo! and also screens at the iFilm Festival in USA and at Short Film Factory in Romania
~ January 2022 INSPIRATION PLAINS wins 'Best Original Idea' at the Top Indie Film Awards and screens at the Festival Renuac in Chile
Harriet is currently working on her own projects as an independent filmmaker as well as seeking work as a development producer or post-production co-ordinator. In an eclectic career she has worked as General Manager of the Australian Directors Guild, co-ordinator of Screen NSW's development lab Aurora and as an editor/ editing assist among other roles. In 2012 she returned to study at the International Film School Sydney (now AFFT) to focus on her creative work and learn more about digital pathways. Her successful graduation film BACKWARDS SHOWGIRL VARIATION, a comedy about pole dancing and older women in Sydney’s Inner West is the inspiration for a TV series in development ALLEGRA BOX SPLITS. Another recent film SMILE documents a vibrant local portrait project by photographer Tawfik Elgazzar. It has screened at over twenty festivals internationally including Palm Springs Shortfest. Harriet has also exhibited as a visual artist, worked in a call centre and dabbled in acting. However her fifteen minutes of fame came early; at six months old in a private jet, heading to a film set, sitting on John Lennon's knee.
She is interested in collaborations including as director, co-writer, development producer or post co-ordinator so...
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