Sweetshop & Green continues to build the team that will make it a force in producing local film and TV projects for global audiences. The newest addition is Ester Harding, who has been appointed as development executive across its Australia and New Zealand operations.
Harding will join recently appointed development executive, Katy Roberts, and will be responsible for identifying and leading opportunities for developing Australian and New Zealand narrative and documentary projects, especially international co-productions intended for a global market. She will cultivate talent relationships and oversee slated projects throughout creative development into production and distribution.
Harding is a screen producer. Her most recent role was development executive at with Screen Australia. Prior to this, she produced the award-nominated short Remembering Agatha with See Pictures for writer, director and artist, Emma Magenta (Adelaide FF / ABC Arts co-commission) and co-produced feature comedy, Swinging Safari, for writer, director Stephan Elliott.
She was also a production executive on the adaptation of Tim Winton’s best-selling novel, Breath, for writer, director Simon Baker.
Her career spans drama, documentary (I Am A Girl, The Surgery Ship) and interactive projects (Storm Surfers ‘4D’, After Six-Four), together with teaching (MetroScreen, AFTRS, ICE) and community management (StoryCode, Screen Producers Australia NSW Chapter).
Gal Greenspan, co-managing director of Sweetshop & Green, stated, “Ester joins us with an absolute wealth of experience that exactly fits with Sweetshop & Green’s sensibilities and ambitions for film and TV series in a topical and diverse arena. She will be integral in producing content that will arouse discussion and connect with audiences on an international level. I couldn’t be happier Ester is part of our team and I’m so excited to see how she evolves our pipeline of projects.”
Harding commented, “It is an honour to join Sweetshop & Green, a company poised for global reach. While the industry is in flux, we share a constancy of creative ambition and social values. I’m excited by the challenge and opportunity to build relationships with international co-producing partners, to collaborate across our slate of projects. Together, we will focus on bringing distinctive screen stories from diverse creators to local and international audiences.”