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Rachel Gardner - Creative Director

Rachel Gardner is Creative Director of Curio Pictures, where she oversees all creative aspects of the company’s scripted slate.

Rachel has Produced and Executive Produced a wide range of award-winning film and scripted television in both Australia and New Zealand, having spent seven years at See-Saw Films, most recently as Head of Drama, and prior to this as Head of Drama at Great Southern Film and Television, which she co-owned.

Recent credits include Producer of THE STRANGER, writer/director Thomas M Wright's film starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, which screened in competition in Un Certain Regard at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, and had its Australian premiere at MIFF, before breaking all rating for an Australian film on global Netflix.

She was Executive Producer of Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher’s Indigenous vampire hunter series FIREBITE which launched AMC+ in Australia. She was also Executive Producer of Sam Strauss’s acclaimed series THE END for Foxtel, Showtime and Sky and both seasons of the Netflix original THE NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY.

She was Producer of John Maclean’s Sundance Film Festival jury winning film SLOW WEST starring Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn.

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