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Lauren Elliott – MANAGING DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Lauren Elliott is a producer and public relations professional who has worked in the creative industries in Australia, the UK and the US over the last 10 years. She is the producer of web series DAFUQ?, The Shapes, Henry & Aaron’s 7 Steps to Superstardom, The Legend of Gavin Tanner and The Write Stuff with Noel & Carl Pennyman, as well as multiple digital shorts and commercials including viral sensations It’s A Snap! (3 million hits) and Set Yourself Free (20 million hits). Lauren recently returned home to Perth after six months in LA, learning the Hollywood ropes from Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and Tim & Eric’s Abso Lutely Productions. In 2015, she was the winner of the inaugural Screenwest Emerging Producer’s Initiative and was awarded $100,000 to put towards project and professional development. In 2016, Lauren produced her debut half hour TV pilot, The Legend of Gavin and the New Best Mate, which premiered on ABC1, attended AusFilm's exclusive 'Partner With Australia' Week in Los Angeles and was selected to participate in the Screen Producers Association (SPA) prestigious 'Ones to Watch' Program. Her debut documentary, DIGILANTE, was recently selected to make its international premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017.
Henry Inglis – Writer / Director / EDITOR
Henry Inglis is a writer/director/editor who has been developing and producing comedy projects over the last 10 years. Together with Matt Lovkis, he has written and directed five web series, DAFUQ?, The Shapes, The Legend of Gavin Tanner, The Write Stuff with Noel & Carl Pennyman and Matt & Henry Working Together. He also co-created web series, Henry & Aaron’s 7 Steps to Superstardom and viral sensations It’s A Snap! (3 million views) and Set Yourself Free (20 million views). Henry’s viral hits have garnered him celebrity fans including Dan Harmon, the creator of NBC series, Community and Christopher McQuarrie, screenwriter of The Usual Suspects. Together with Matt Lovkis, Henry recently wrote and directed his debut half hour TV pilot, The Legend of Gavin and the New Best Mate and is currently developing a slate of new comedy projects for Australia and the US.
Matt Lovkis – Writer / Director
Matt Lovkis is a writer/director who has been developing and producing comedy projects over the last 10 years. Together with Henry Inglis, he has written and directed five web series, DAFUQ?, The Shapes, The Legend of Gavin Tanner, The Write Stuff with Noel & Carl Pennyman and Matt & Henry Working Together. Matt was a member of improv group The Big Hoo-Haa and presenter of Late Nights with Dani and Matt on 92.9FM. He has written musical numbers for awards shows, TV series and web series, and in 2012 released the comedic big-band album Matt Lovkis Doing It Live with the Ash Gibson Greig Orchestra. Matt was the Series Writer for Big Brother from 2012 to 2014 and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here from 2015 to 2016. Together with Henry Inglis, Matt recently wrote and directed his debut half hour TV pilot, The Legend of Gavin and the New Best Mate and is currently developing a slate of new comedy projects for Australia and the US.
ANTHEA SMYTH - ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Anthea is the Rachel to Lauren's Quinn. She is an Assistant Producer with a strong background in reality and factual television, having worked on over 20 documentary series including the internationally successful Who Do You Think You Are? and reality formats including The Biggest Loser, Australian Idol and The Amazing Race. Anthea recently spent time in Melbourne learning the development ropes at Matchbox Pictures and she was also the Assistant Producer for Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia. Anthea's first project with Mad Kids was producing a series of 'Through the Windows' short films for Play School, as the iconic Australian touchstone celebrated its 50th birthday earlier in 2016. She is currently heading up physical production for Mad Kids as well as building a diverse slate of scripted and factual TV projects.
JOEL GRAY - WRITER'S ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER
Joel Gray is an aspiring filmmaker with a passion for comedy. He assists Mad Kids across its entire slate of projects, from script research right through to post-production and delivery. Joel manages our production office and keeps the team on track and organised. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently completing a Masters of Engineering at the University of Western Australia. Joel also appeared as 'Joel the Intern' in our satirical mockumentary series, DAFUQ?, now streaming on ABC iview.