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Creators/Writers/Presenters/Associate Producers

Hannah Reilly & Eliza Reilly

Eliza and Hannah are sisters and writers, directors and performers for film and television.  Their sketch “3.43” – a musical number about the gender pay gap has been viewed almost 8 million times.

They created ABC1’s television series GROWING UP GRACEFULLY which they wrote, directed and appeared in.  Sketches from the first series have been viewed collectively more than 15 million times on the ABC Facebook page.

Their writing has been featured on ABC’s Radio National, Syd Comedy Festival, Sydney Writers Festival and ABC TV’s, THE CHECKOUT.

Hannah previously hosted Triple J’s podcast THE HOOK UP which takes a topical look at sexuality for a young audience.  Hannah has been a regular guest on ABC 702s Afternoons with James Valentine. Hannah and Eliza hosted GIRLS GONE MILD on FBI in Sydney for 5 years.

Their small screen work can be frequently caught on the ABC and SBS, most notably they are co-creators of ABC1’s GROWING UP GRACEFULLY.

Between both sisters their writing has been featured on Radio National, their show LADY BITS premiered at the 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Writers Fest, ABC’s THE CHECKOUT as well as Triple J’s podcast hit THE HOOK UP.

Eliza’s stage acting has lead her to theatre companies such as 505, KXT, Melbourne Fringe, Old Fitz and Brevity Theatre.

Hannah and Eliza are co-creators of YARRAMADOON; a comedy debate held at Giant Dwarf Theatre as well as a musical of the same name.

Executive Producers

Nikita Agzarian

Nikita Agzarian started her career interning on The Chasers War on Everything 10 years ago. Since that time, she has been employed across many different media outlets and organisations, including ABC TV, Channel 7, Cordel Jigsaw Zapruder, Foxtel and Triple J. In 2014, she founded comedy venue, Giant Dwarf theatre – which has gone onto be one of Sydneys most unique.

She was the Series Producer of Growing Up Gracefully, Story Club and most recently ABC Fresh Blood pilot, Be Your Own Boss

Julian Morrow

Julian Morrow is co-founder of The Chaser and Giant Dwarf. He has been the executive producer, writer and performer on various shows including; The Chasers War on Everything, Hamster Wheel, The Unbelievable Truth, Media Circus and the The Checkout. Recently, Morrow and Giant Dwarf have expanded into narrative comedy and drama, With The Letdown co-funded by Screen Australia, Create NSW, Netflix and ABC.

Director of Photography

Miles Bence

Miles has worked in broadcast and commercial media as a Director of Photography since 2005. He has extensive experience filming and editing long form news and documentaries, previously at Network Ten’s The Project, then as DOP at The Feed on SBS.

He was a finalist in both the 2014 and 2015 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism for his camerawork on The Feed. 

More recently, Miles was the Director of Photography on the six part ABC Comedy series Growing Up Gracefully, produced by Giant Dwarf.

Costume Designer

Teresa Negroponte

Teresa is a Costume and Set Designer working in Theatre, Opera, Musical Theatre, Film and Television in Australia. Teresa received a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Design from NIDA in 2009 and was the recipient of the NIDA/Sydney Grammar School Fellowship. Nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for the new musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2013), Teresa has particular interest and experience in period costume design for stage and screen.

Makeup Artist

Danielle Snashall

Danielle has an impressive CV, having worked as hair and makeup artist for many major feature films including The Great Gatsby, Wolverine and Wolf Creek. She has been a makeup artist on the junket tours of many Hollywood films including Inglorious Basterds, Little Women, Skyfall, Brave Heart and Mamma Mia. Throughout her career she has made up a plethora of Hollywood stars including two Bond Girls – Caterina Murino (Casino Royal) and Berenice Marhole (Skyfall) as well as James Cameron, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan and Jack Black – just to name a few.

She has also worked on music videos, commercials and many of Australia’s favourite television shows including All Saints, White Collar Blue and currently ABC’s The Checkout.

Script Editor

Zoe Norton Lodge (Fanny Durack Episode) 

Production Designer

Karla Milat

Art Director

Dorothy Teng

Dorothy is a multi-skilled designer working primarily in Television. Her roles currently include Art Direction and Production Coordination. Over the years her roles cover most of the Art Department – Art Direction, Props Master, Standby and Set Design. Previously she has been involved with a great range of Australian productions – shows include ‘Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’, ‘Soul Mates 2’ and several Giant Dwarf productions.

She enjoys working collaboratively with Directors and Designers to create productions with miniature elements or design specific styles such as ‘The Bank Job’ for The Checkout: Series 3 – an entire cardboard world done to a 1:10 scale.

Dorothy is currently the Set Designer on ‘What Is Music?’, an upcoming online series with ABC.

2nd Camera:

Toby Farrington

Camera Assistant:

Annabel Hennessey

Jonathon Cowan (Fanny Durack Episode) 

1st Assistant Director

Alexei Toliopoulos

Alexei Toliopoulos is a filmmaker, comedian and podcaster. He graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School with grades he’s proud of and two short films, Gronks a fantasy adventure comedy about cavemen on a quest for fire, and Drago, After Rocky an investigative documentary. Right out of film school he’s become an in-demand 1st Assistant Director on commercials and comedy projects like Hannah & Eliza Reilly’s Sheilas and Cameron James & Becky Lucas’ ABC Fresh Blood pilot BYOB. Alexei co-hosts the popular film/comedy podcasts Mike Check and Total Reboot with Cameron James, the former of which was singled out by the Guardian as one of “the best Australian podcast episodes of 2016”.

Sound

Yossi Levine

Gavin Marsh

Editors:

Kate Deegan

James Edwards

Nick McDougall (Fanny Durack Episode) 

Grade:

Matt Fezz

Special FX

Doug Bain

Graphic Design

Missy Dempsey

Kyle Griggs (Fanny Durack Episode) 

Audio Mix

Evan Horton

Dave Perry (Fanny Durack Episode) 

Impact Producer

Jackie Turnure

Social Media Coordinator

Lilliane Moffat

Publicity

Hannah Watkins Publicity

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