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, a 2014 AACTA and was nominated for an AWGIE award. The film screened at festivals around the world, and led to speaking engagements at TEDx, Tropfest and the Graphic Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Erica is writer and co-creator of the comedy series Triple Oh!, in development at Jungle with support from Screen Australia's Gender Matters initiative. She is also developing the animated feature film, Pig Wing Pie, with Revlover, Screen NSW and Screen Australia. She is a writer for seasons 1 & 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series, Beat Bugs, which features music by The Beatles and artists like Sia, Pink, Regina Spektor, Daniel Johns and Eddie Vedder. Erica is also a writer for Motown Magic, a new Netflix series featuring classic Motown hits, in development at Beyond International.
As a freelance journalist and former staff photographer at The Australian, Erica’s work has been widely published in major newspapers and magazines. She has also served as features editor at the popular science magazine, Cosmos.
Script and story development, and LGBTQI stories, are key interests for Erica, who is currently developing a number of TV, film and book projects. She is represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment in LA.