Erin White BIO
Erin is a multi-award winning writer and director whose work is characterised by nuanced and emotionally truthful performances, arresting visuals and seamless storytelling.
In 2021, Erin directed three episodes of her self-created series Under The Vines for AcornTV and TVNZ starring Rebecca Gibney and UK's Charles Edwards. Erin is also an episode writer on the series.
Also in 2021, Erin directed episodes of ABC/Fremantle Australia's kid's series, The PM's Daughter, and for which she was nominated for an Australian Directors' Guild award.
Erin has directed on two series on Easy Tiger's Doctor Doctor for the Nine Network.
In 2019 it was announced that Erin, through her production company, Hardy White Pictures, is in advanced development on a crime drama series with Federation Entertainment in France. In the same year, she was nominated for an Australian Directors' Guild Award for her work on Sando Ep6 (Jungle Entertainment / ABC TV).
In 2018 she directed Squinters S2 for Jungle Entertainment / ABC and a branded content piece for Visa, Urban Survivalist (Clemenger / Colenso BBDO).
Other broadcast credits include It's A Date (Princess Pictures / ABC), At Home With Julia (Quail TV / ABC), Timothy (Quail TV / ABC) and a one-off drama adaptation of the Lally Katz's stage play, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person (Matchbox Pictures / ABC).
She has guest directed sketches for Skit Box's Wham Bam Thankyou Ma'am (Skitbox / ABC); and was the sketch director for Wednesday Night Fever (Quail TV / ABC).
The ABC iView webseries Other People's Problems (Seymour Films), garnered her an Australian Directors’ Guild Award nomination for Best Direction of an Online Drama Project and was selected for the Berlin Film Festival.
Erin began her career directing episodes of police thriller Rush (Southern Star / Network Ten) after her short film fOUR had local and international success, being nominated for AFI awards for both writing and directing; and winning an IF Award and the Flickerfest Audience Award. It then screened at the G’day USA RADAR Showcase in LA and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival.
Her short Dugong screened in competition at Sundance and Aspen and was the winner of the Flickerfest and St Kilda Film Festival best screenplay awards. Dugong was nominated for two AFI Awards for Best Short Film and Best Screenplay, and an Australian Directors’ Guild Award.
Another short 62 Sleeps won the Dendy Award for Best Drama at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Young Talent Award at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. Erin is a nominee for the IF Award Rising Talent.
Erin is a founding partner of production company Hardy White Pictures with producer, Michelle Hardy. Between them they are developing a slate of film and TV projects and were recipients of Screen Australia's Gender Matters Brilliant Careers funding in 2016.
Erin is based in Sydney & NSW Northern Rivers.
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