Erica Harrison is a screenwriter, author, photojournalist and storyteller. She wrote the AACTA award-winning short film,
A Cautionary Tail, starring Cate Blanchett and David Wenham, and the picture book published by Penguin Books.
For A Cautionary Tail, Erica won the Academy-accredited Jury Prize for best Animated Short at The Austin Film Festival, and was nominated for an AWGIE award. The film also won a 2014 AACTA and was a finalist in the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival. An official selection at festivals around the world, A Cautionary Tail’s success led to Erica's speaking engagements at TEDx, Tropfest and the Graphic Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Erica is currently developing the animated feature film, Pig Wing Pie, with Revlover and Screen Australia. She is a writer for seasons 1 & 2 of the animated TV series, Beat Bugs, which features music by The Beatles and artists like Sia, Pink, Regina Spektor, Daniel Johns and Eddie Vedder, premiering on US Netflix in August 2016. Most recently, Erica was part of a team awarded Screen Australia's Gender Matters funding for the comedy web series, Triple Oh!
As a freelance journalist and former staff photographer at The Australian, Erica’s work has been widely published in newspapers and magazines including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Geographic, ProPhoto, Limelight, Cosmos and New Internationalist. She has also served as features editor at the popular science magazine, Cosmos.
Erica studied for a Bachelor of Science before discovering her love of storytelling. After gaining qualifications in photography and journalism she obtained a Master of Arts in Screenwriting, and has projects in development across film, TV and books. Erica is represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment in LA.