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
~ November 2021 ERASED receives two awards from L.A Sci-Fi & Horror Festival 2021, 'Best Picture' (Gabriela Loza) and 'Best Composer' (Angela Little)
~ October 2021 ERASED received the 'Audience Award for Best Film' at the Fantasy Sci-Fi Film festival in US
~ September 15 - 23 2021 SMILE screened at Bahari Film Festival, Indonesia
~ September 2021 ERASED (dir Gabriela Loza) has been awarded 'Best Sci-Fi Short' at Short To The Point Film Festival in Romania and the Silver Medal at Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival (US). It also had its world premiere at Celludroid Film Festival in South Africa where it won 'Best Live Action Short'. This new Australian short film is produced by Gabriela, Ruth Sligo and myself
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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